What is the manufacturing trend saying?
#01. Make them for tough conditions: Rain or shine, they got to work. Period. Manufacturers cannot stop production because the switches have stopped working due to rain water going in. Highly resistant adhesives, high quality silicone rubber keypads, superior sealant are making the pads more durable.
#02. Product integration: Manufacturers are integrating component manufacture and assembly into a single product. This makes the product work in unison and negates any compatibility issues.
#03. Enter complexity: Scrolling and slide bars seen on computers are now also seen on membrane switches. There are membrane switches that are antimicrobial for use in the medical field. Some membrane switch include multiple additional control systems. The switches are getting more functionalities built-in.
#04. Adopting Minimalism: Smaller printed circuit boards (PCBs) & other smaller components are helping develop smaller membrane switches. Membrane switch designers are now including multiple functionalities on these smaller switches without compromising the design and usability.
#05. Eco-friendly switches: Alternative eco-friendly components used in the switches these days are doing the job well of not harming the environment.
#06. Durable Switches: Switches that breakdown frequently could be a threat to life when used in the medical equipments. Lifespan of the switches is now improving. They are also more resistant to cleaning agents and do not allow moisture absorption.
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