Active overlays, a control that endure
Active overlays, or membrane switches, are overlays which have been equipped with electronics for buttons, diodes, lights in display windows, etc. They could be summarized in the concept of operator panels.
These panels are used to control functions of machines, which require easy cleaning, density, and a low profile. This includes products such as: Industrial washing machines and dryers, microwave ovens, control panels for air conditioning, heat pumps and industrial furnaces.
Active overlays can also be used together with other control systems, touch screens, keyboards and switch panels in cellphones and computers. The possibilities for their use, is quite simply almost endless.