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What Type of HMI Is The Best Choice For Your Application

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on January 18, 2023 at 8:47 AM

We hear this a lot when it comes to our user interface product solutions. The name, or names of these products, vary depending on who is talking. From membrane switches, silicone rubber keypads, keyboards, and touchscreens, these are all considered human-machine interfaces, aka HMI.

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Understanding Common Component Designs for Mil-Aero Devices

Written by Epec Engineered Technologies
Posted on December 15, 2022 at 9:27 AM

Mil-aero devices live in a special place in the worlds of design and engineering. These are devices that are often subjected to extraordinary environments. They have extreme requirements, and they often must function in the harshest environments of the world.

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Silicone Rubber Keypad Color Application Design for Manufacturing

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on November 28, 2022 at 9:13 AM

Human Machine Interface (HMI) keypads are an essential component of any manufacturing business’ operation, but they don’t have to be boring or plain. In this blog post we will review how to design and manufacture your own custom HMI keypads in any color your business wants so that you can better connect with your customers and give them the experience they deserve.

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COTS Enclosures and Reducing Costs in Custom Box Build Designs

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on September 27, 2022 at 8:37 AM

When bringing a new project to market that involves an injection molded enclosure, there will be critical design and sourcing decisions that can have a tremendous impact on the overall project.

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Medical Device Designs: Components, Elements, and Design Priorities

Written by Epec Engineered Technologies
Posted on September 1, 2022 at 9:22 AM

Designing medical devices is no simple task. The stakes are higher for these devices compared to most other industries. Because of that, medical device engineers need to think carefully about which design elements should be prioritized.

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Membrane Switch Circuit Design Best Practices

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on August 15, 2022 at 8:22 AM

A membrane switch is a particular type of custom switch assembly built to either open or close an electrical circuit's conducting path. Each layer in the assembly serves its own unique purpose. Custom features can easily be added with the design considerations.

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HMI Applications and Salt Fog Testing Requirements

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on February 9, 2022 at 10:13 AM

Sodium chloride, which is otherwise known as NaCl, table salt, or sea salt, is an important mineral that has found its way into all aspects of our everyday lives. Salt can be both a good and a bad thing, and this largely depends on the situation.

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High-Temperature Adhesives for Military and Aerospace Keypads

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on December 15, 2021 at 9:21 AM

One of the most critical design requirements for military and aerospace user interface devices is the ability to withstand high temperatures. Everything is relative, especially when it comes to what it means to be high-temperature resilient.

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How to Properly Select LEDs for Your Keypad - Q&A

Written by Epec Engineered Technologies
Posted on November 29, 2021 at 9:51 AM

At the conclusion of our webinar, How to Properly Select LEDs for Your Keypad, we had several questions submitted to our presenter, Steven J. Goodman, User Interface and Cable Assembly Product Manager at Epec. We have compiled these questions into a readable format on our blog.

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User Interface Design with Biocompatible Silicone Elastomer

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on November 2, 2021 at 11:04 AM

Silicone is one of the most common materials used for elastomeric technologies today. Silicone elastomer is utilized across numerous industries and applications, from o-rings to cable jacketing, to cookware, to even your child’s fidget toy, silicone elastomer is chosen for its exceptional mechanical properties and low reactivity.

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