Valmark Interface Solutions
Custom manufactured product interface solutions including: touchscreen displays, membrane switches, graphic panel overlays, EMI/RFI and ESD shielding, and turnkey assemblies
Why Valmark Interface Solutions?
Your product's user interface may be its most important feature.
Valmark's engineering team is dedicated to ensuring that you get it right.
With over 40 years of experience, Valmark Interface Solutions is an industry leader in the manufacturing, design and testing of HMI - Human Machine Interface - solutions including touch screens, graphic overlays, membrane switches, elastomer controls, key panel assemblies, EL lamps, and EMI & RFI shielding. Valmark can help ensure your control panels incorporate displays and touch sensors to increase efficiency, reduce production costs, and simplify communications between the end user and host device.
Valmark specializes in complex product user interface assemblies with a variety of switch and sensor options including: membrane switches, capacitive switches, touchpads, trackballs, encoders, and sensors. Valmark’s experienced staff has a collaborative approach with your team to find the best design and manufacturing solutions for your product’s materials, panel construction, design, engineering, safeguarding methods, graphics, product life expectancies and cost efficiencies for all types and configurations of switching and sensing technologies. Valmark’s ISO 13485 certification brings HMI specialization to medical product applications.
TOUCHSCREENS: Display-based touch panels, either standalone or integrated with other switching technologies, are quickly becoming the preferred user interface platform of choice. Valmark has the expertise and experience to help you integrate display technologies that meet your technology, functionality, time-to-market, and cost expectations. Valmark's touch screen features and options include:
Projected capacitive touchscreens
Water and glove immunity
Embedded display panels
Touch screen assemblies and displays
MEMBRANE SWITCHES: Membrane switches are reliable, effective, low-cost user interfaces, suitable for a wide range of products and across multiple end-use applications and markets. Valmark’s experienced applications engineering staff will consult with you about options for materials, panel construction, design, engineering, safeguarding methods, graphics, product life expectancies and cost efficiencies for all types and configurations of switching and sensing technologies. Some of Valmark’s extensive membrane switch features and options include:
Tactile and non-tactile: Metal, polyester, and graphic domes
PET, Flex (Kapton), and PCB
Gaskets and IPC conformance
Embedded components (LEDs)
LCD or LCD window options
ESD, EMI, or RFI shielding
Backlighting (LED, optical fiber, EL)
Backer panels (steel, aluminum, PMMA)
Housings and HLA integration
Multiple activation forces (200-1500g)
Excellent temperature resistance
Thin and low-profile with unlimited design shapes and sizes
Various embossing options available
Up to 1 million actuations
GRAPHIC OVERLAYS: Graphic overlays are one of your customer's first impressions of your product. Also known as faceplates, nameplates, labels or device overlays, graphic overlays provide a sense of branding and promotion to your product. Valmark's custom graphic overlay options and features include:
Specialized coatings: anti-microbial; anti-glare; water, chemical, UV, heat, and scratch resistance
Textured surfaces and embossing
Typical materials used in Valmark's products include:
Projected Capacitive Touchscreens & Resistive Touchscreens
Tactile and non-tactile domes - Metal, Polyester ("Polydomes"), Graphic
PET, Flex (Kapton), PCBs, PCBAs, Standard and custom controllers
Embedded LEDs; LCD or LED windows; Backlighting
ESD, EMI, or RFI shielding components
Elastomeric gaskets and keypads
Backer panels - Steel, Aluminum, PMMA