Membrane Switches: What Is the Circuit Layer?

Membrane Switches: What Is the Circuit Layer?

The circuit layer is an important part of all membrane switches. Membrane switches, of course, are circuit-controlling devices. Unlike mechanical switches, though, they feature multiple layers that are compressed and joined together using adhesive. While there are...
The Beginner’s Guide to Membrane Switches

The Beginner’s Guide to Membrane Switches

From computers and TVs to calculators, appliances and more, switches are found in all types of electronics. A switch is nothing more than a circuit-controlling device. You can activate a switch to open or close a circuit. Some switches, however, feature an electrical...
The Beginner’s Guide to Resistive Touch Switches

The Beginner’s Guide to Resistive Touch Switches

Touch switches offer an easy-to-use solution for controlling a circuit. All switches, of course, are designed to control a circuit. While some switches use a mechanical method of operation, though, others are touch based. Resistive is a type of touch-based switch. You...
6 Things to Consider When Choosing a Piezo Switch

6 Things to Consider When Choosing a Piezo Switch

Not all switches contain moving parts. There are touch switches available that will open or close their respective circuit upon contact. Piezo switches, for instance, are touch switches. They feature a piezoelectric element without relying on moving parts. While all...
An Introduction to Actuation Force for Switches

An Introduction to Actuation Force for Switches

When researching switches, you may come across the term “actuation force.” Some switches have a higher actuation force than others. Whether a switch is used alone or in conjunction with another device, such as a human machine interface (HMI), you should...