ClickTouch America

Capacitive and Resistive systems.

 

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Be up to date with the Capacitive System (CTS). Ask us about this outstanding new product!

The market has recently been invaded with a flurry of electrical devices – such as portable MP3 players – having no visible buttons. Capacitive technology is no longer a rumour; it’s a reality!

Inspired by an ever-growing fascination with new developments in electronic interfaces, the designers and engineers at ClickTouch America have devoted considerable effort over the last year to add the Capacitive System (CTS), the applications of which are still expanding, to our range of custom membrane keypads and graphic overlays.


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With amazing simplicity, capacitive technology has made it possible to introduce a whole new range of keypads, starting from materials seldom used in our industry until now: glass, acrylic, and even stainless steel.

By placing electric sensors under the surface of these “new” rigid materials, on which graphic printing is possible, we can now activate zones graphically designated as keys. It’s not hard to imagine the rest: the contact of your finger on a precise section of the panel can now be read by an integrated circuit that executes your command.

Since the sensitivity of this type of circuit can always be adjusted to your needs, the capacitive interface can function under a glass plate with a thickness of up to 0.5 inches (1.25 cm). Resistant to vandalism and with the possibility of being waterproof, our CTS interfaces have a bright future.

To learn more on the Capacitive System (CTS) offered by ClickTouch America, don’t hesitate to contact our sales team. This new technology might be exactly what you’re looking for!

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More discreet but just as appealing, discover the impressive Resistive System (CFS)!

The Resistive System (CFS), a technology which, at least for now, is receiving fewer commercial applications, is finding increasing acceptance in certain manufacturing sectors. While some of our competitors are showing little interest in this technology, at ClickTouch America, we are confident that the Resistive System (CFS) has a promising future ahead.

With a construction similar to that of the membrane keypad, the resistive sensor has applications that are every bit as interesting as they are varied. Both simple and easy to produce, resistive technology converts pressure and force into measurable electrical resistance.

Consequently, this technology can be used as a sensor for musical instruments, such as an electric drum. The purpose in this application is to obtain a variable sound intensity according to the pressure applied to the electrical drum pad. In the automotive industry, the resistive sensor can be used as a potentiometer: placed within the upholstery of a car seat, this device can decide whether or not to trigger an airbag in a collision, depending on the weight of the passenger.

Moreover, these types of sensors have been getting more and more response from the medical community. In cardiology for example, devices with a resistive sensor are able to measure the variation in blood flow, ensuring a better diagnosis of the physical condition of a patient.

Finally, the sensor issued from the Resistive System (CFS) has been shown to be an ideal choice when gaps in temperature or atmospheric pressure are important, notably in astronomy and in aviation.

Do you find that any of your projects could benefit from the use of resistive sensors now that this technology is demystified? Get in touch with one of our sales representatives to learn more about the Resistive System (CFS).