PIEZO PANELS AND PIEZO SWITCHES

ABOUT PIEZO SWITCHES AND PIEZO PANELS

When you need a reliable, high-quality operator interface, select a Piezo Panel from Nelson-Miller. Featuring a  completely sealed design with no moving parts, this switching product offers an extremely long life. Every Piezo Panel that we produce is custom built to your exact specifications. With a sealed, corrosion-resistant top face plate to protect the electrical switch package, a Piezo Panel may be placed in even the toughest environments, including oil and gas exploration; oceanographic applications; and food processing plants. Our engineering team will collaborate with you to create a keypad that will be aesthetically pleasing and high performing.

ADVANTAGES OF A PIEZO PANEL AND PIEZO SWITCH

• Superior durability
• Longevity - capable of more than 50 million actuations
• No moving parts
• Ease of cleaning
• Chemical, weather & vandal resistance

AVAILABLE PIEZO SWITCH AND PIEZO PANEL DESIGN OPTIONS

• Faceplate material choices - stainless steel, aluminum, glass, or plastic
• Selective texture
• Clear or colored windows or lenses
• ESD, RFI & EMI shielding
• Metal or plastic back panels
• Bezels
• Displays (VFD, LED, LCD)
• LEDs
• Visible & audible feedback
• Adjustable operating sensitivity

PIEZO PANEL AND PIEZO SWITCH TECHNICAL DATA AND OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS

• Uses piezoelectric elements in place of conventional flex membrane switch contacts
• For high volume applications, the piezo element can be printed
• An activation force applied to the faceplate causes the piezoelectric element to emit an active voltage signal to power an interface
• Simple interface or bridge circuitry is required to convert the piezoelectric signal from analog to digital
• The sensitivity can be adjusted by raising or lowering the electrical switching level
• Specific design requirements are met using custom interface electronics, analog and digital ICs, microprocessors with software filters
• Interface electronics emulate one of the following switch types: one shot, momentary, or toggle
• Interface electronics eliminate contact bounce associated with other switching technologies
• Speed accommodates operating frequencies of 1kHz without difficulty

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