Membrane keyboard or touch: which is the right solution for your field of application?

When it comes to selecting an input unit, many think of the modern and interactive touch systems. After all, touch technology has found its way into nearly every area of our daily life and has been used in the form of central input devices in the industrial and medical field for years. This is mainly because new machine generations possess a func­tional scope that can often be covered only using a touch system. In addition, an input unit with a glass overlay fulfils high hy­giene requirements, which play a decisive role in the medical field.


However, does every application really require a touch screen? Par­tic­u­larly when it comes to operation with tactile feedback, the good old mem­brane keyboards, switches and rotary controls are the first choice.

Touchscreens for displays from Roos GmbH

Membrane keyboard with slide-in strips and LEDs

Owing to their advantages, membrane key­boards remain in­dis­pens­able for many applications. With membrane key­boards used in in­dus­trial contexts in particular, the op­er­a­tion of keys can be made difficult due to various factors, for example gloves or restricted visibility con­di­tions. By means of raised keys, raised key edges and tactile domes, reliable finger guidance is implemented. As an alternative to key em­boss­ing, UV relief lacquers can also be used. Membrane keyboards with metal domes enable better tac­tile feed­back.


Attunement to the re­quire­ments for the ap­pli­ca­tion is crucial when selecting an optimal input system. This refers both to the design wishes and environmental requirements and to the haptic feedback. Often, the op­ti­mal solution lies in the combination of both input tech­niques. Roos GmbH supports its customers in this task as well.




lc-buttons (direkt) - diesen Eintrag nicht löschen oder verschieben!