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Shielding Types

Shielding Types

Custom membrane switches need shielding. This addition protects the switches from the damage of electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electrostatic discharge (ESD).

These shields can be terminated one of three different ways:


The switch's tab can be connected to a stud of standoff located on the metal enclosure or backer.


The pin on the switch tail can also terminate the shield.

Conductive Adhesive

Electrically conductive adhesives can also be used to connect

We also offer three different types of shielding for custom keypads:

Foil Shield

This version can be terminated to a tab.


The pin on the switch tail can also terminate the shield.

ITO Clear Conductive Shield

This type can be terminated with conductive adhesive.

Talk to an Expert About Tactile and Non-Tactile Switches

Choosing between a tactile and non-tactile switch for your company’s equipment is an important decision. It will have a huge impact on how intuitive operators find your machines.

Of course, even after you decide on tactile or non-tactile, you still have a lot of other decisions to make in order to ensure your switches work as effectively as possible.

So, don’t take any chances. Our team of designers and engineers has experience in a number of different industries. They’ll take the time to understand exactly what your unique machines need before they make their recommendations based on what else they know about your field.

For a free, no-obligation quote and to learn more about how we can help your company, call us today at352-383-8142 or fill out this simple form.