Input Systems

Capacitive Switches

A strong up and coming technology is capacitive sensing. As we getting more and more used to touchscreens behind glass (mobiles, tablets, etc.), switching behind glass attracts the interest of the industry. If one takes into account the possibilities switching behind a cover lens gives, it is clear that capacitive sensing technology is recognized as future proof. With the glass examples we have produced we have demonstrated the following advantages:

 

  • Easy to clean
  • Highly decorative solutions including full colour printing (both transparent and light blocking)
  • Backlight options
  • Death fond printing options
  • Integration of displays and insert labels behind the glass

Many applications still use membrane switch technology which is based on polyester graphical overlays with a switching layer underneath. This technology is not suitable to be used with a glass cover lens. Capacitive sensing is the solution to overcome this problem. With the use of a sensing layer and a microcontroller we can operate switches behind glass or other surfaces. This Technology is known within SCHURTER as CapKey®.

 

 

 

Housing Systems

SCHURTER produces aluminum Housing Systems and Front plates in thicknesses of 0.5 to 20 mm with the latest production methods:

 

  • Eloxal in digital print, max. format 700 x 500 mm
  • Eloxal screen printing, max. format 700 x 500 mm
  • CNC punching on AMADA, max. format 2000 x 1000 mm, to thickness 5 mm
  • CNC bending Bystronic, max. format 700 x 500 mm
  • CNC milling conventionally, max. format 700 x 500 mm
  • CNC milling on Datron portal milling machines, max. format 1500 x 1000 mm
  • Threaded bolts and bushes pressing on Haeger

 

There are almost unlimited design possibilities to implement quickly and cost effectively. In our own facility, the aluminium surface can be finished in several ways, including anodizing and chromating. For EMC shielding, the design of the front is in under-anodizing printing and the back side is conductive chromated – a special solution by SCHURTER. Alternative materials such as stainless steel or galvanized steel and several kinds of plastics, are also available for the realization of your requirements.

Industrial Graphics

SCHURTER Industrial Graphics has been a well-known player in the market for high-quality nameplates, identification plates, text logos and pictorial logos for over 75 years now. Continuous focus on product development and innovation enable SCHURTER to give your products unique and sustainable added value. This added value stands for a high-quality image, an ability to set oneself apart from the competition and foster first-class customer ratings.

 

SCHURTER supplies high-quality pictorial logos to scores of business associates varying from the absolute crème de la crème at international level to local players, whatever industry they happen to be active in. SCHURTER distinguishes itself by means of its extensive experience and a proactive service team, keen to advise you on achieving an effective pictorial logo!

 

A few examples of our Industrial Graphics:

 

  • High-quality pictorial logos
  • A vast choice from our wide range
  • Competitive prices
  • Quick delivery time frames
  • …and, of course, much more
Integrated Solutions

If you are looking for complete solution including an input system, display, electronics, and housing, you will find this full service within the SCHURTER group. Many projects require plug & play solutions, providing you with the benefit of one partner with the high end facilities of SCHURTER. This gives you the possibility to focus on your core-business.

 

Our integrated systems are based on the following technologies:

 

  • Resistive touchscreens
  • Projected capacitive touchscreens
  • Membrane Switches
  • Capacitive switches, sliders and/or wheels
  • Housings, including design
  • Silicon keypads
  • Industrial Graphics
  • Components
  • EMC services
  • EMS services including electronic designs

Examples of integrated solutions are:

  • Complete HMI units
  • Integrated embedded systems
  • Integrated displays
  • Integrated housings
  • Optical Bonding of display and touchscreen
Membrane switches

SCHURTER has been a leader in the design and manufacture of membrane switches since the technology was first introduced in the late 1970’s. We have developed a range of processes to meet every requirement from a simple single switch all the way up to fully integrated solutions that demand the highest levels of reliability combined with stringent technology and cosmetic requirements. We have built a reputation on exceeding our customers’ requirements not only in the products we supply but also the quality of service we offer. The modern membrane switch utilizes the very latest printed electronic technology. It is capable of integrating a variety of technologies to form the perfect switching solution for almost any environment.

Touch Screen Solutions

The SCHURTER group provides touchscreen technologies specially dedicated for the Control & Automation, Medical & Laboratory, Agricultural and Building Equipment markets. Within these markets our touchscreen solutions have an established name and good reputation.

 

SCHURTER has a long term reputation of providing custom made touchscreen solutions in the West European market. Custom made products are developed and can be manufactured in our own facilities. A special protoshop will provide you with fast prototypes and a short time to market. We do have also dedicated Asian partners providing you with high volume, cost effective custom solutions.