keyboard_arrow_up

Capacitive Switch Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of capacitive switch manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top capacitive switch manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find capacitive switch companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture capacitive switches to your company’s specifications. Then contact the capacitive switch companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product news articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of membrane switch panels, proximity switches, silicone keypads, or customized capacitive switches of every type, this is the resource for you.

  • Eden Prairie, MN

    Douglas Corporation provides custom design expertise and is a single source manufacturer for capacitive switches, membrane switches, and graphic overlays. We do 100% function of all circuits in-house, and offer many features such as Nema 4 water resistant designs, custom molded boxes, and precise color matching abilities.

    Read Reviews
  • Perry, NY

    JN White is an ISO 9001:2015 and ITAR-certified manufacturer of membrane switches, graphic overlays, and custom labels. We nimbly handle projects big and small and have the uncommon ability to translate what our customers need into high-quality, high-precision outcomes.

    Read Reviews
  • Minneapolis, MN

    Inno-flex is an industry leader in the manufacturing of membrane switches. Our team has a can-do attitude and makes it a point to develop and maintain strong relationships between customer and supplier.We have dedicated ourselves to coming up with solutions to projects no matter what the complexity. To get started with us, call us or visit our website.

    Read Reviews
  • Wausau, WI

    Our capacitive touch panels and switches are Wilson-Hurd's most robust interface to date, and work great- even in the harshest environments. We work hard to be the customer's preferred supplier by offering world class quality, state of the art manufacturing capabilities innovative solutions, highly competitive pricing and lead times, expert design, engineering and technical support.

    Read Reviews
  • Calabasas, CA

    Pacific West America, Inc. has spent the past 18 years developing high-quality membrane switches, control panels, and flex-circuits. Our team has the knowledge to make sure your membrane switch has the right appearance, lighting, and texture for your application. For the best quality systems in the industry, contact Pacific West America, Inc. for solutions you can trust. Visit our website to learn more!

    Read Reviews
  • Pomona, CA

    King Epoxy Emblem Technology Partners (KTP) is your go-to source for membrane switches. With our 16,900-square-foot facility, we have a broad range of capabilities such as in-house design and engineering support, warehousing, and turnkey assembly. We carefully analyze your design requirements and will assist you in finding a solution that addresses your concerns.

    Read Reviews
  • Butler, PA

    Membrane Switches, Graphic Overlays, Printed Electronics, Printed Sensors for Wearables and other Applications, Dials, Flex Circuits, Silicone Rubber Keypads and Other User-Interface Products. We are your design and development partner from the very start, regardless of the size of your company. You can count on our experience and technical expertise to carry you from concept through production, without ever sacrificing your vision, your need for quality or your time line.

    Read Reviews
  • More Capacitive Switches Companies

businessIndustry Information

Capacitive Switches

Capacitive switches are switches that need only be touched to carry out an action on a control panel. They are a part of “capacitive sensing technology,” a technology in electrical engineering. Capacitive sensing can detect and measure anything that is conductive or has a dielectric constant different from the air, known as changes in capacitance. In the case of capacitive switches, this sensing is based upon the constant monitoring of the electrical capacity of the touch area, which is changed by the touch of a human finger. Generally under the umbrella of touch switches, capacitive switches are among the simplest kinds of tactile sensors. Some capacitive switches can work without actual touch, simply by detecting an object, such as a finger, in its field.

Touch surfaces of capacitive switches can be designed with virtually any material, as long as it is dielectric. This includes glass, plastic, polycarbonate, wood, marble or any rough or smooth surface less than 25 mm thick. Some capacitive switches are designed to have adjustable surface sensitivity, so that whatever device they are supporting can be operated with or without gloves. This is an especially attractive quality in northern climates or in a setting where an operator needs to wear gloves for protection. Because capacitive switches work through sensing, they do not contain any mechanical components, which eliminates potential mechanical failure. These switches consist of three main sections: the graphic overlay, the circuit and the backer, or back panel. The overlay displays graphics and can also feature windows, embossings, coatings, adhesives and selective texturing. Overlay materials may be air, formica, standard glass, ceramic glass, PET film, polycarbonate, plexiglass, ABS, wood or gypsum. The circuit is the switch itself, which may be a Flexible Printed Circuit (FPC) or a Printed Circuit Board (PCB).

Capacitive switches are utilized in the aerospace, defense, industrial, medical, telecommunications, data/communications and consumer industries. As interface types, they often work as: buttons, sliders, touch pads, touch screens and proximity settings. Some specific examples of where they may be found include: wireless handsets, PC peripherals, LCD monitors, TVs, laptops, digital cameras, and kiosks. When considering the design of a capacitive switch, helpful things to consider are: environmental conditions, mechanical requirements, electrical requirements, appearance and certification.

Capacitive Membrane Switches Capacitive Switch Panels
Capacitive Membrane Switches - Douglas Corporation Capacitive Switch Panels - Douglas Corporation