We are often asked this question by first-time customers who approach us for complete design of HMI from scratch. Different customers who have requirement of HMI call them by different names and terminology. From membrane keypads and keyboards to silicone keyboards, touch sense panels and metal keyboards, they are all human-machine interfaces or HMI. Although HMI buyers might have their own opinions on this, however, the reality is that Linepro has thousands of active customers with hundreds and thousands of … Continue reading “Which HMI will best suit the application?”
Capacitive Touch Sense Switches for Public Utility SystemsPosted on January 3, 2023January 3, 2023Categories Capacitive Switch, Customized Input Devices Leave a comment on Capacitive Touch Sense Switches for Public Utility Systems
Public utility systems employing input devices other than capacitive touch sense switches and vandal proof metal keypads and keyboards face serious issue of abuse with their keys or buttons being tampered or broken. We have experienced many moments of dismay when we have encountered a machine that has broken buttons on its keypad and forcing us to search through the area to find an actual machine that is operating well. Mechanical keypads are subject to degradation because of wear and … Continue reading “Capacitive Touch Sense Switches for Public Utility Systems”
Membrane Keypads best Design PracticesPosted on January 3, 2023January 3, 2023Categories Membrane Keypad Leave a comment on Membrane Keypads best Design Practices
Membrane keypads, switches and keyboards are a specific type of customized circuit assembly that is designed to open or shut it’s current flowing circuit path. A keypad is made of many layers with each of the layer in the assembly construction has its own role. But what are the basic principles of designing a membrane keypad circuit and what best practices should you adhere to for ensuring your success? Read in detail: What is Membrane Keypad? The Function of Graphical Overlays in … Continue reading “Membrane Keypads best Design Practices”
Flexible Printed Electronics to Revolutionize Aerospace IndustryPosted on December 10, 2022December 10, 2022Categories Printed Electronics, Printed Flexible Sensors, Printed heater, Transparent heaters Leave a comment on Flexible Printed Electronics to Revolutionize Aerospace Industry
There’s plenty of discussion about how printed flexible electronic devices can be used in the field of transportation and with a great focus on the automobile market. But, there are plentiful opportunities in aviation. In this article, Linepro has presented how printed flexible electronic devices can be revolutionary in aircraft. Fact Check: A typical passenger plane has around 100 kilometers of cables. Simply put, it represents the cable length from the ground up to the Karman line, the starting point of space! Clearly, this huge quantity of … Continue reading “Flexible Printed Electronics to Revolutionize Aerospace Industry”
DIY Custom Membrane Keypads and Switches DesignPosted on November 28, 2022November 28, 2022Categories Membrane Keypad, Uncategorized Leave a comment on DIY Custom Membrane Keypads and Switches Design
If you are searching an article where you may learn DIY Custom Membrane Keypads or switches design from a Professional Keypad Manufacturer like us, then you are at a right spot! We play with membrane keypads daily, so be rest assured that your DIY membrane keypad will work great with us. Just check the image below of a standard membrane keypad used for a handheld device. Does not it suit well on that tiny device? Great color combination, suitable surface … Continue reading “DIY Custom Membrane Keypads and Switches Design”
What is Industrial HMI? Applications & Design Considerations.Posted on November 10, 2022November 10, 2022Categories HMI, Uncategorized Leave a comment on What is Industrial HMI? Applications & Design Considerations.
What are industrial HMIs? The Industrial HMI can be described as a kind of human-machine interface (HMI) specifically designed for industrial use. Human-machine interfaces include the software and hardware components that facilitate the exchange of data between a human operator and an automated machine, in this instance an industrial system. It’s the main tool that industrial workers depend on to coordinate and control industrial and manufacturing processes, generally in a plant. HMIs can also be described as a User Interface (UI) also … Continue reading “What is Industrial HMI? Applications & Design Considerations.”
What is AES Encryption and how does it work?Posted on October 22, 2022October 22, 2022Categories AES ENCRYPTION, Uncategorized Leave a comment on What is AES Encryption and how does it work?
You’ve probably heard the word AES many times. You may have even asked yourself: what exactly is AES? What makes it special? If yes, then you’re in the right web spot as this blog will show you everything you should be aware of AES: Advanced Encryption Standard. We can think of AES as an advanced block cipher that can support three key lengths: 128, 192 and 256-bit encryption. It offers excellent security over long term against brute force attacks. As of the … Continue reading “What is AES Encryption and how does it work?”
Screen Printing: The indispensable Printing technique for Printed ElectronicsPosted on September 28, 2022September 28, 2022Categories Screen Printing Leave a comment on Screen Printing: The indispensable Printing technique for Printed Electronics
Screen printing involves the practice of pushing ink through a meshed screen stencil in order to superimpose a print on a substrate. At Linepro, more than 90% of graphic overlays for membrane keypads, switches and keyboards are printed by means of screen printing. This is a very popular method used across a variety of industries, the most common example being – graphics printed t-shirts which we wear in our day to day lives. It’s sometimes referred to as the silk printing or serigraphy however all … Continue reading “Screen Printing: The indispensable Printing technique for Printed Electronics”
What is Tactile Feedback in a Keypad for Input Devices?Posted on September 16, 2022September 16, 2022Categories Customized Input Devices, Membrane Keypad, Tactile Leave a comment on What is Tactile Feedback in a Keypad for Input Devices?
Tactile Keypads are those specially created to provide an indication or feedback to users following the actuation or ‘key press‘. For instance, when a button or key is pressed on a non-tactile keyboard, the user’s fingers press against the visual representation of the button. The users are unaware of the exact moment they activated the button unless there is some visual indication which assures user of receipt of input being recorded. In contrast, a tactile keypad can provide the sensation of a snap … Continue reading “What is Tactile Feedback in a Keypad for Input Devices?”
Customized membrane keypad important aspects of designing: The reliability and pricing!Posted on September 13, 2022November 10, 2022Categories Membrane Keypad Leave a comment on Customized membrane keypad important aspects of designing: The reliability and pricing!
Pricing and reliability are most important when designing a new membrane keypad or switch project. The design of the user human machine interface (HMI) must be sustainable in the working environment, should be able to meet functional requirements and economical. Read our Blog on : What is Industrial HMI? Applications & Design Considerations. The price of creating a customized membrane keypad design has to be in line with the overall project budget prior to committing to any kind of production. The price … Continue reading “Customized membrane keypad important aspects of designing: The reliability and pricing!”