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Tactile Switch Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of tactile switch manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source tactile switch manufactures with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate tactile switch companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture tactile switches for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading tactile switch manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for industrial tactile switches, commercial tactile switches, or tactile panel switches.

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At Douglas Corporation we design and manufacture nameplates, product graphics, decal graphics, tactile switches and flex circuits for the industrial marketplace. But we don't simply make parts, we transform your brands. For a company that has been supplying unique product graphics to all types of OEM manufacturers around the world since 1933, call Douglas.
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We have 20 years of experience and we offer a strong foundation of capabilities that offer a variety of benefits to our customers, including top of the line equipment, on-time delivery, high quality products, and the ultimate in customer satisfaction. We will work with our customers to find the best tactile switches for every application. Contact us today to learn more!
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RSP designs and manufactures the highest quality membrane switches. Our 30 years of membrane switch experience and operations in the US and China make us a trusted global supplier to clients large and small around the world. RSP also offers plastic molding, silicone keypads, packaging, warehousing, and complete turnkey contract manufacturing.
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Techprint is a custom designer and manufacturer of specialty graphics and printed electronic products including keyboards, membrane switches, graphic overlays, labels and much more. Total in-house capabilities and superior technical support allow us to provide a full line of high quality products including standard flat switches, hybrid rigid and flexible circuits, tactile switches and nameplates.
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Our company has many products and services that we offer to our customers in industries around the world. We carry tactile switches and membrane switches made from quality materials that will last. We integrate both mechanical and electrical circuits for a seamless product. Contact us so you can learn more about our company and products!
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NFI Corp - Nameplates for Industry is the global leader in high-performing printed graphic solutions. Backed by four decades of innovation, we provide high-quality solutions using the latest technology to deliver optimal performance. From design to delivery, our team of certified experts will ensure your project is a success with our consultative approach and wide array of solutions.
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For more than 30 years Sigma 6 Electronics, Inc. has served a variety of industries and companies to emerge as an industry leader of electronic component manufacturing. We remain dedicated to the research, design and manufacturing technologies around membrane switches, graphic overlays, rubber keypads and touch screens. We focus on fast service, quality products and competitive pricing.
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Industry Information

Tactile Switches

Tactile switches are user-equipment interface utilities that are characterized by a discernible response to the application of pressure by a user. All kinds of industrial, commercial and consumer products are accessed through switches, keyboards, panels, screens and other interfaces. Because there are so many kinds of electronic devices that receive commands through switches and panels, a wide variety of switch and panel configurations are necessary to accommodate them.

The properties and characteristics of different switch varieties vary depending on their application. For example, a switch placed on an outdoor garage door opener must be shielded against variable weather and temperature conditions to a certain degree. An indoor switch, on the other hand, is less likely to be exposed to such hazards and does not require special protection from them. An important innovation in the ongoing development of switch technology was the tactile switch. Simply put, switches are a way to send a signal to an electronic device. When a switch is pressed, it either closes or opens an electrical circuit, which changes the way the connected device operates. Tactile switches distinguish themselves from other switch varieties in that their use involves a sensation that indicates to users whether or not the desired change to the connected circuit was effected by the depression of the switch.

In some cases when a switch is depressed, a circuit connection or breakage is not made. This can be because of inadequate switch depression or for other reasons. A tactile switch indicates to its user that the appropriate action has been performed by providing resistance up to a certain point during its depression. The force required to overcome this resistance is called actuation force. When sufficient force is applied beyond that point, the resistance of the switch is overcome. This variability of actuation force, combined with an audible indication (a feature of many tactile switches), assures users that the intended change to a circuit has been made. Tactile switches are constructed in many shapes and sizes. In most cases, they feature a metal or plastic covering, inner switch equipment, conductive materials and resisting elements like a spring. Some are simply domes, which, when depressed sufficiently, suddenly collapse and then regain their shape when released. Tactile switches come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and actuation forces. Using different sizes of metal domes or polydomes will vary the actuation force. Metal domes come in a large assortment of shapes and sizes with actuation forces between 180 to 700 grams; different polydome actuation forces can be achieved by changing the diameter and height of the polydome to meet specific requirements. Tactile switches are available for all kinds of applications and are among the most widely used switch varieties.

Tactile Switches
Tactile Switches
Tactile Switches - GOT Interface LLC
Tactile Switches - GOT Interface LLC






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