Medical Device, Medical Diagnostic, and Medical Instrumentation

Membrane Switches for Medical Equipment

medical device membrane switch application
Custom membrane switch applications are ideally suited for the demands of medical devices, diagnostics, and instrumentation electronics. The industry key requirements of function, portability, high degree of visibility, reliability and cleanliness are closely aligned with the advantages of graphic overlays and membrane switches.


Design Mark Membrane Switch and Graphic Overlay Advantages for Medical Device and Medical Diagnostic Equipment

Cleanliness – The exterior layer of a membrane switch is easily cleaned and sanitized. The material is durably designed to withstand frequent exposure to industrial cleaning chemicals. Anti-microbial film can also be applied in the manufacturing process to further inhibit bacterial contamination.

Shielding – Electro-static discharge (ESD) protection can be easily incorporated into the membrane switch design. Electro-magnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI) shielding layers can also be utilized to eliminate potential interference from ambient signals. This can all be accomplished to customer specifications with little or no effect on switch aesthetics.

Graphics/Visibility – In a properly designed membrane switch, indications, warning lights, LEDs and other overlay functions can be viewed and interpreted from 180 degrees and at a distance. This type of high visibility is a feature that cannot be accomplished with a touch screen interface.

Sealable Exterior – The continuous single piece nature of the exterior layer of a membrane switch combined with gaskets or perimeter sealing can create a switch that is extremely resistant to circuitry exposure to external elements such as dust, water, or chemicals.

RoHS Compliance – Membrane switches and components can be manufactured to meet the strict standards of RoHS compliance.

Lightweight – Particularly important for portable medical devices, membrane switches are incredibly lightweight and compact.

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Medical Industry Applications

Some medical industry applications of membrane switches, touch screens, and graphic overlays include:

  • Patient monitors
  • Infusion pumps
  • X-Ray machines
  • Anesthesia controls
  • Imaging devices
  • Handheld systems
  • Defibrillators
  • Incubators
  • Many more…

How to Work with Design Mark for Medical Device, Medical Diagnostic, and Medical Instrumentation Applications

Design Mark works with customers at various stages of their product development process, from design to prototype to production. Design Mark can offer design and engineering support for early-stage product development or can simply provide a quote for the desired quantities of fully-engineered and ready-to-manufacture membrane switches.

Design Mark recognizes that each project is unique. With over 30 years of experience, Design Mark’s team of engineers and designers is dedicated to bringing expertise, innovation, and quality to each project and finished product.

Use Design Mark’s Secondary Assembly and Value-Added Services

Design Mark serves medical device manufacturers that are interested in:

  • Getting products to market faster
  • Streamlining the assembly process
  • Boosting bottom-line profitability

These medical equipment OEMs should take advantage of Design Mark’s Secondary Assembly and Value-Added services for medical devices and instruments.

Contact Design Mark for Medical Device, Medical Diagnostic, and Medical Instrumentation Membrane Switches

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