CSI Keyboards is a global leader and specialist of custom designed and manufactured elastomer switches and custom silicone rubber keypads. Elastomer switches or rubber keypads are manufactured from silicone rubber properties that are typically processed from either injection or compression molding. Silicone rubber membrane switches use compression-molded silicone rubber (versus polyester or polycarbonate graphic overlay material typically used in standard membrane switch designs) with conductive carbon pills or with non-conductive rubber actuators. They have exceptional resistance to extreme temperatures and environmental factors, making them an ideal choice for products exposed to harsh environmental conditions, moisture, chemicals, etc
Elastomer silicone rubber keypads offer a wide range of design possibilities due to the many sizes, shapes, and colors that it can be molded into. Our rubber switches be easily integrated into both flex circuitry and PCB-based membrane switch assemblies allowing for both reduction in cost and assembly time.
Custom Elastomer Rubber Keypad Solutions & Features
Elastomer Rubber Switch Backlighting
When it comes to rubber keypad backlighting, CSI has both the knowledge and expertise to utilize and take advantage of the molded silicone rubber properties which are an excellent conductor of light. CSI Keyboards also utilizes laser etching and light pipe technology as some of our many custom rubber switch backlighting techniques. CSI Keyboards, Inc. has designed and manufactured custom backlit keypad solutions for top tier medical, military and many different civilian industries. CSI Keyboards will work with you to bring your specific backlit elastomer keypad design to life and make it stand out from your competition.
As a leading rubber keypad manufacturer, CSI Keyboards uses many different technologies to backlight custom rubber keypads including but not limited to:
Elastomer Rubber Switch Sealing & Durability
Many of our customers require silicone rubber keypads that must be environmentally sealed to withstand harsh environments. Using the most cutting edge silicone rubber switch technology, CSI Keyboards can design a completely sealed silicone keypad product with the use of adhesives and mechanical features to protect both the keypad circuitry, and the electronics that sit behind the custom keypad.
CSI Rocker Switch Technology
One of CSI Keyboards’ newer and most innovative designs is the rocker switch. Utilizing our engineering expertise, we were able to design and engineer a molded silicone rubber rocker switch panel technology that is unmatched in the industry. By perfecting the design of the rubber, the flex wall, the durometer, and dome technology, CSI Keyboards has the only membrane rubber keypad rocker switch on the market.
CSI Toggle Switch Technology
CSI Keyboards’ latest and greatest designed and built product is our proprietary 4-way rubber keypad toggle switch. The only membrane toggle switch on the market is a completely sealed switch that is extremely durable and rugged in design that can easily be integrated into your product. More cost effective and with a longer life expectancy than any mechanical toggle switch available, the toggle switch is an excellent choice for any application. The technology allows for a 2-way, 3-way, or 4-way toggle switch with excellent tactile feel and extremely robust.