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Epec Engineered Technologies is the ideal choice for an OEM seeking customized product solutions from a focused and agile partner having supported over 5,000 customers across all sectors of the electronics industry. By providing highly experienced technical resources, a proven manufacturing platform and the fastest delivery in the industry, we are able to provide cost effective and innovative solutions that deliver the highest reliability products to the market faster. Our sixty year history of reliability and financial stability enable our continuous investment in people, technology, and new ideas that make it easier for our customers to do great work. Custom, build to print electronics is our entire business, and flexibility is at the heart of how meet our customer’s dynamic needs. To ensure the most accurate, timely, and cost effective design and manufacturing process, we have engineered flexibility into the very fabric of our company. We understand the complete product design and manufacturing process, to deliver the solution that fits the go to market strategy.
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Can A Membrane Switch Keypad Be Waterproof?

Written by Epec Engineered Technologies
Posted on May 16, 2014 at 1:49 PM

The need to protect your keypad from the ever-present threat of wear-and-tear is crucial for all applications.  If your control panel is going to be used in marine environments, medical devices, or other consumer electronics, the threat of water or liquid exposure is ever present. In wet situations, it is critical that all electronic components are completely sealed off from any outside substances that could damage the device.

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Why Use A PCB Membrane Switch Combination?

Written by Epec Engineered Technologies
Posted on March 3, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Many applications would be better suited using a membrane switch (low profile, flat surface keypad assembly) along with a rigid printed circuit board (PCB), replacing screen-printed silver conductors on polyester sheets.

Printed circuit boards with gold plated switch contact pads and gold plated dome switches greatly improve the reliability of your application, offering longer operating life with lower switch resistance and contact bounce.

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What Is The Smallest Bend Radius Of A Membrane Switch Tail?

Written by Epec Engineered Technologies
Posted on January 15, 2014 at 2:41 PM

The smallest bend radius that can be used on a membrane switch tail will depend on the type of design. Deciding factors will depend whether or not the user interface is constructed with one tail/circuit layer or dual tail/circuit layers, and where the bend is located.

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Preventing Switch Bounce in Low-profile Keypad Assemblies

Written by Epec Engineered Technologies
Posted on October 10, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Custom low-profile keypad assemblies used in OEM applications incorporate snap-acting dome switches. Dome switches are a type of keypad assembly switch intended for very long cycle life and years of trouble-free use but are intended for logic-level switching, not power switching.

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