As the global supply chain expands in both complexity and scope, transportation and logistics become further integrated into everything we do. Products designed for use in the transportation and logistics industry must be:
- Simple to use
- Resistant to user error
- Efficient to use, with most actions taking less than a second to perform
The membrane switches we create at General Label are designed to improve the usability, efficiency, and longevity of your products. We design membrane switches with the specific challenges of the logistics and transportation industries in mind.
Applications for Membrane Switches Use in Transportation & Logistics
Our membrane switches can replace bulky buttons and other user interfaces, reducing the profile of devices. With our membrane switches, you can:
- Integrate branding, graphics, and your user interface in one sleek surface
- Reduce the size of your device
- Provide up to IP67 protection
- Incorporate energy efficient backlighting for low visibility use
- Offer tactile feedback through the use of actuated domes
- Protect your membrane switch with EMI shielding, and scratch, impact, and corrosion-resistant materials
- And more
Our membrane switches are used throughout the transportation and logistics industry, including in:
- Heavy machinery
- Terminal equipment
- And more
In addition to our membrane switches and overlays, General Label also provides smart labels. Smarts labels are of particular importance for tracking inventory – the smart labels we offer include RFID, NFC, QR, and sequential barcode labels.
Durable Custom Overlays
Our overlays are constructed with the harsh environments of the transportation industry in mind. From salt-soaked piers to dimly lit warehouses, the end user needs to be able to read the overlay on your product clearly. To this end, we offer durable custom overlays that are:
- Water and dust resistant (IP67)
- UV resistant
- Corrosion resistant
- Impact resistant
- And more
Branding is key for OEMs and other manufacturers; it’s also a key element of our overlays. We can customize your overlays with a number of value added features, including:
- Hard coat finishes
- Dead fronting
- And more
All of our overlays can be customized with graphics color-matched to your branding. Simply let us know what information you need displayed on the overlay – we’ll handle the rest.
The needs of the transportation and logistics industry are as vast and complex as the industry itself. With decades of experience in material converting, our skilled engineers use cutting-edge techniques to create parts for equipment, electronics, and machinery used in the transportation industry.
Some of the parts we custom make for the industry include:
- EMI Shielding
- Surface protection films
- Acoustic mesh
- And much more
There are many uses for these products throughout the industry. Surface protection films and EMI shielding can be used to protect handheld inventory management tools. Acoustic mesh is used in headsets to ensure clear communication when products are being offloaded and shipped. These are just a few examples of the many uses of material converting in the industry.
Products used in transportation and logistics are necessarily exposed to a wide variety of different environments. As such, the parts we create with our custom converting processes must be able to endure a plethora of different stressors, from extreme temperatures to abrasion. We use a variety of materials and techniques to build durable, functional parts.
Some of the materials we use include:
- Polyimide (Kapton)
- Tapes (including VHB)
These materials are combined and custom-cut using a variety of techniques. Our die-cutting, laser-cutting, and other machines allow us an incredible degree of precision in manufacturing. Some of the techniques we employ for material converting include:
- Die cutting
- Laser cutting
With the wide array of custom converting options we offer, we can develop, prototype, and scale parts to production.
The Membrane Switch Manufacturing Process
Our comprehensive material converting process means we can develop membrane switches and overlays out of a wide variety of different materials. This ensures that our switches can meet your exact needs, whether you’re creating an interface for a handheld device, for heavy machinery, or for something in between.
We offer dome array membrane switches made with stainless steel domes for durability and responsiveness. We’re also pleased to offer capacitive touch switches, perfect for circumstances when you want to avoid the need for pressure on your devices.
Decades of experience have given us extensive knowledge of materials converting, and we can convert any design into a real, functional membrane switch. And with a wide variety of adhesives provided by 3M™, as well as other adhesive styles like custom adhesive gaskets, we can ensure that the switch is built to last.
The materials we offer include:
- ESD Coated
- And more
Looking into membrane switches or overlays for the transportation industry? We can help! We’re a full-service membrane switch manufacturer. That means we offer research and development, design and engineering, and manufacturing. Whether you’ve got a fully fleshed-out design for your membrane switch or little more than a sketch on the back of a napkin, we’ll bring your design to life.
Interested in our services? Get in touch with us. We’ll set up a meeting with you to assess your needs, and provide you with possible solutions. Improve the look, feel, and functionality of your products with our membrane switches!