The most common configurations are presented in this catalog. Other commercially available configurations already existing in our different ranges of products, non-standard and custom products are available upon request.
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MEMBRANE KEYBOARD SOLUTIONS MEMBRANE ON PCB
MEC PCB SWITCH PANELS
PLASTIC CAPACITIVE TECHNOLOGY
Our ISO9001 and ISO14000 qualified facilities allow the supply of high quality membrane keypads, meeting the expectations of demanding applications, markets and customers, at a competitive price.
Membrane keypad technology on a PCB provides more design options. The PCB provides an opportunity to add intelligence to the solutions, e.g. more options regarding backlighting. It also means that communication protocols can be used. Furthermore, the wider choice of components allows the option for more efficient components on the PCB.
The APEM elastomer keyboards offer a low cost, customizable solution for harsh environments with sealing up to IP69K and standard communication protocols including CAN, USB & RS432.
Designs may include detailed backlighting options and custom actuation travel up to 3.5mm.
Keyboards based on the MEC product range offer high end features including panel sealing, exceptional illumination, durability, and elegance. The MEC range includes high performance tactile switches and aesthetic caps & accessories.
Made with either polycarbonate or glass filled materials, the APEM capacitive keyboards meet the strict requirements necessary in critical applications including shock resistance.
Plastic capacitive technology provides the ability to create a versatile design with different sizes and shapes buttons, sliders, and proximity sensing.
SAFETY STANDARDS AND LEVELS
APEM develops ISO/EN safety compatible products, combining hardware and software solutions which provide customers with integrated HMI products or solutions and bringing high levels of safety to their systems.
APEM follows the evolution of safety standards in different areas to ensure correct PL (performance level) as well as compatible SIL (safety integration level) of customer applications.
With our dedicated product offering, quick and efficient customization, mastery of switching technology and industry standards, we understand and work with our customers as a preferred supplier.
We have an internal team dedicated to work with the electronics throughout the development and production. They are the experts who take care of the testing and qualification of the solution.
The increasing number of options and connected equipment leads to the choice of bus type interconnections (CAN, USB, RS485, RS422 ).
APEM simplifies the integration of communication protocols by proposing electronic and software designs complying with the needs of most applications. Our internal electronic teams manage the integration of communication protocols such as CAN, RS485, RS422, USB, specific displays (LCD graphics, 5 segments, NVIS LEDs), as well as protection filters (ESD, EMI, power network) and power supplies (power converters).
PANEL SOLUTIONS CUSTOM PANEL SOLUTIONS
METAL KEYCAP SOLUTIONS
METAL PIEZO TECHNOLOGY
METAL CAPACITIVE TECHNOLOGY MIL-AERO
Metal keycap keypads are mechanical pushbuttons mounted on a PCB. These keypads also have a metal frame to meet the highest level of vandal resistant specifications with a visually appealing design.
Our different standard ranges are composed of different shapes and sizes and can be assembled to provide a custom aesthetic look. Key backlighting is vailable in all colors, including RGB.
The APEM Piezo keyboards incorporate a highly reliable pressure sensitive keypad in a visually appealing package.
With the highest level of sealing, the Piezo keyboards consume no power when idle.
APEM Metal Capacitive mixes the advantages of both capacitive technology and mechanical push to provide your HMI a new look and feel. This all-metal capacitive technology is robust and smooth looking. This technology, along with the electronics, provides endless possibilities for control and illumination.
Mil-aero solutions are fully customized panels. They are designed to handle harsh environments and can withstand dust, liquid, chemicals, shocks, impact, vibration, and pressure. The panel is available with metal, elastomer, or membrane keys in a metal housing with the integration of extra functions, like MIL tactile screen, rotary, and guards.