As a medical device manufacturer, you understand the importance of highly functional medical technology. People’s lives are at stake. You need to deliver a product that works every time.
Trust General Label to create your medical interfaces from membrane switches to capacitive touch circuits. We guarantee the quality and functionality of our switches in a number of ways.
We use ISO Class 7 Clean Rooms for the assembly of all of our medical membrane switches. These clean rooms feature ESD flooring and HEPA filter ceilings to ensure that no dust finds its way into your membrane switches, and that there’s no risk of damage through static discharge.
Our medical membrane switches are not batch tested – we 100% test each switch individually to guarantee they work perfectly. This ensures you will never receive a faulty membrane switch from General Label.
Benefits of membrane switches
Membrane switches can be used on a wide variety of medical devices, from consumer devices like at-home blood pressure monitors, to equipment for healthcare facilities like infusion pumps.
A well designed membrane switch can provide tactile response through the use of stainless steel domes, which we guarantee for at least one million cycles . Membrane switches provide a user friendly graphical interface, allowing controls, instructions, and branding to all appear seamlessly on the surface of your device.
Our medical membrane switches provide a number of advantages over bulkier user interfaces. These advantages include:
- A low profile, so your medical device can be made more compact.
- A surface that’s easy to clean and water resistant
- Energy efficient backlighting for nighttime use
- Tactile response through the use of snap domes
- A sealable interface to prevent contamination
- Shielding from static electricity
Material Converting & Manufacturing
There are a number of advantages to outsourcing your material converting and manufacturing process. Our engineers are membrane switch experts – that means we already have the appropriate facilities, equipment, and expertise to make medical membrane switches.
Choosing General Label as your custom material converting partner can lower your manufacturing costs. We perform all of the R&D as well as the manufacturing for your membrane switches – testing is also performed in-house on each switch. That means lower labor costs, and lower costs for materials due to our existing relationships with materials suppliers.
You’ll also end up with a higher quality product. We’ve been making membrane switches for decades, and have provided many medical manufacturers with high-quality membrane switches for their devices. You can expect high-quality materials and adhesives, as well as innovative designs.
We’ll create prototypes for you to test before working on larger batch orders – that way you know exactly what kind of membrane switch you’re going to get.
Medical Overlays & Graphics
All of our medical overlays, including our membrane switches, are made to withstand the inevitable wear and tear of medical settings. Using a wide variety of materials, including, polycarbonate, polyester, and vinyl, we can make medical overlays that are:
- Water resistant
- UV resistant
- Corrosion resistant
- Impact resistant
- And more
General Label can offer a number of value-added integrated features to medical overlays. Embossing, hard coat finishes, anti-microbial finish, filter windows, panel interconnections, and more. We can also construct both resistive and capacitive membrane switches, depending on your needs.
We can implement custom graphics on all of our medical overlays and membrane switches. These graphics can include instructions, branding, and more. Let us know what information you need displayed on your overlay, and we’ll integrate it. Our graphics are resistant to wear and corrosion, just like the overlays themselves.
Get in touch with us today
Our goal is to provide the highest quality medical membrane switches and overlays in the industry. Our design and engineering team can help you create the perfect membrane switch for your device, whether you’ve got a detailed CAD design or you’ve simply jotted down some ideas on a piece of paper.
Get in touch with us. We’ll arrange a meeting with you to discuss the ideas you have, what environments your medical devices will be used in, what graphics and features you need on your overlays and switches, and more. From there, we’ll go over our design process and arrange to create a prototype.
General Label has decades of experience making high-quality medical membrane switches and graphic overlays. We look forward to making some for you.