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SILICONE RUBBER KEYPADS

Silicone Rubber Keypad
Silicone Rubber Keypad
This Nelson-Miller silicone rubber keypad features 4 buttons, in-mold color bleed, and carbon actuation pills.
Motorola
Motorola
This keypad is produced for Motorola, formerly Symbol Technologies. It features 36 buttons with plastic injection molded key tops of varying colors; a platic protective film separating the keys from the base; light pipes to allow for the backlighting of all keys; and carbon actuation pills on the backside.
Honeywell
Honeywell
This clear, silicone rubber keypad, is produced for Honeywell. The text is black ink, and is screen printed directly onto the tops of each button.
Motorola
Motorola
This keypad is produced for Motorola, formerly Symbol Technologies. It features 43 buttons with plastic injection molded key tops of varying colors; a platic protective film separating the keys from the base; light pipes to allow for the backlighting of all keys; and carbon actuation pills on the backside.
Motorola
Motorola
This keypad is produced for Motorola, formerly Symbol Technologies. It features a large rubber bezel to protect an underlying LCD display; 55 buttons; and in-mold color bleeding.
Motorola
Motorola
This keypad is produced for Motorola, formerly Symbol Technologies. It features 36 buttons with plastic injection molded key tops of varying colors; a platic protective film separating the keys from the base; light pipes to allow for the backlighting of all keys; and carbon actuation pills on the backside.

Our Silicone Rubber Keypad Capabilities

Keypads provide an excellent interface to your product. Widely used in consumer, defense, aerospace, and industrial electronic products, keypads deliver tactile response and environmental resistance, and should be a consideration in designing your next machine interface project.

 

Our engineering and design teams can deliver creative insight on emerging technology utilized in varieties of keypad switch manufacturing including plastic keypads, silicone rubber keypads, and UV & ultra thin keypads. Our detail-driven Quality department has proven itself as one of our greatest assets, striving to deliver zero defect products, every time. We offer all types and configurations of keypads and keypad switches. PCBs, molded enclosures, and a wide variety of connection types available allow us to provide fast turn-a-round complete assemblies.

 

 

Centralite
Centralite
Centralite, a contract manufacturer, produces a keypad assembly for the home security division of Comcast. Nelson-Miller provides this silicone rubber keypad as a part of a larger assembly that includes a plastic housing; rigid PCB; and light guide film.

Our silicone rubber keypad solutions combine excellent feel, reliability and long life in the most rugged environments. Rubber keypads are used in all industries and can be found in point of sale terminals and households, and are popular in the medical and automotive industries.

 

Nelson-Miller’s traditional silicone keypads have served the industry for over 22 years and our experience allows us to offer a wide range of competitive products with enhanced options.  Enhanced options for our silicone rubber keypads include, epoxy encapsulation, multi-hardness materials for improved feel and performance, hard key feeling, a large choice of finishes – including high gloss – and fiber optic backlighting options with laser etched graphics.

Silicon keypads support multiple printed and molded colors, spray, textures and graphic backlighting effects. These solutions provide a soft feel silicone rubber key-top hardness range from 30 to 90 shore A, and are flexible in size and shape to meet all customer design needs. Switch contact solutions range from low cost carbon pill printed on rubber pad (typically less than 2000 hms) to high performance co-molded gold pill (typically less than 10 hm).

Nelson-Miller silicone rubber keypad solutions provide diverse benefits:

  • Cost Effective
  • Variety of decoration finishes, textures and metallic color effects in positive print, negative print and laser etching
  • Silicone key height 15.0 mm or more, and use of key-top if required
  • Sharp corner radius 0.5 mm
  • Integrated tactile feeling by designing appropriate rubber web
  • Can be molded with conductive pills, assembled with polyester or metal dome arrays for electrical contacts
  • Allows graphics with and without backlighting

 

Engineering Support and Services

At Nelson-Miller, we have a team of skilled application engineers that are here to support you in the development, launch and full production of your membrane switches or full membrane switch assemblies.  We have the tools and the skills that you need to make your project a success.

 

PROJECTS

With years of experience in design and manufacturing, we have some projects to show for it.

MORE ABOUT NELSON-MILLER

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ABOUT

Nelson-Miller started nearly 80 years ago here in Los Angeles when two brothers named Miller decided to form Miller Dial.  The

company started by making luminescent dials for the thriving, local aerospace industry.  Their reputation grew, and additional customers asked for both dials and nameplates.  About 10 years later, in 1946, Fred Nelson left Miller and formed a company of his own.  This company became Nelson Nameplate.  He opened a 1000 square foot facility and started making nameplates for various customers throughout the world.  Years passed, the world discovered plastic and we realized we could print conductive lines on these plastics, and then soon after came the membrane switch.  Both Nelson and Miller provided these switches to many industries across the country and throughout the world.  In 2011, the two companies decided we could be more effective as partners and merged forming Nelson-Miller.

 

We have a long history of working with our local government and environmental agencies to provide a safe and socially responsible workplace and workforce.  In 2003, we were recognized by the EPA with the Agency’s Environment Award of Outstanding Achievement.  The sitting Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, signed legislation at our facility implementing a First-in-the-Nation Green Chemistry Program.  We have maintained a strong partnership with FOLAR (Friends of the Los Angeles River) and help with their cleanup efforts each year.  This year we have sent a notification to our customers of our intent to move away from solvent printing and convert as much of our internal printing to Digital or UV inks.  We would like to thank our customers for their help with this changeover as they recognize this is just the right thing to do for our environment!

 

As time passes, the needs of our customers change and our focus has changed as well.  At one time we provided dials, then nameplates, then switches; today we provide solutions.  For some customers, our original products are still exactly what they need, but for others they now feel a touchscreen is the best way to use their machine.  For others, they may need an injection molded case with an integrated

In-Mold Label.  Today Nelson-Miller offers these things and many others.  This website is more of a “catalog of ideas” showing our major product offerings.  However, the main purpose for this, is to reintroduce Nelson-Miller as a company.  We are proud of our history, but we are no longer “the nameplate company” but instead a company here to help you in any way we can.  If you have not had one of our sales professionals at your facility in some time, we would love a chance to come in and show you some of the innovative solutions we have provided the last few years.  We are confident you will be both surprised and impressed by the New Nelson-Miller!

 

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MEET THE TEAM

Nelson-Miller has the best and brightest in every field. This strong team is the backbone of everything we do.

HOSMEL GALAN, CEO

Joining the Nelson-Miller team in 2013, Hosmel brings a wealth of knowledge earned through his many years at companies such as Precision Dynamics, and Zymed.

JIM KALDEM, PRESIDENT

 

Jim has been the President of Nelson-Miller since 2001. Prior to joining Nelson-Miller, Jim held executive leadership positions atTyco, Taliq, and Lasercard Systems.

TRACY BEARE, DIRECTOR OF SALES

For the past 35 years, Tracy has worked tirelessly for the Nelson-Miller team, leading various teams including, Finance, Customer Service, and Sales.

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LET'S TALK ABOUT IT

Get started on the path to your ultimate vision right now. Contact us for more information on how we can create a solution that is perfect for you, your team, your company, and your client.

 

 

ADDRESS: 2800 Casitas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90039

 

PHONE: 323-663-3971

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