Control panels are utilized to identify switches and also controls on equipment. May cover membrane changes, and also have openings for buttons or screws, clear locations for indication lights, etc. Normally published on Lexan pr Lexsaver. Since control board are typically subject to physical call – whether because of use membrane switches, or due to closeness to connectors and control handles– the most long lasting materials are generally utilized in their construction. For sensible purposes, this generally indicates among 3 kinds of material structures: Lexan ® 10 mil, LexSaver ™ or Polyester 2 mil – Gloss White or Clear.
Lexan ® 10 mil UL RECOGNIZED: This is the most common construction for digital control board. 10 mil clear Lexan ® polycarbonate with a velour surface on the top surface is subsurface published with mirror image on the rear end. A 2 mil or 5 mil adhesive generally clear adhesive; we utilize 3M 467MP or 468MP is laminated over the printed back, and the free cpanel alternatives and also its inner cutouts are cut from the Lexan. The printing is shielded by the 10 mils of Lexan, and the velour surface area masks minor surface area scratches keeping the control panel looking like new for several years.
LexSaver ™ UL RECOGNIZED: In the LexSaver ™ procedure, a substratum material generally 2 mil white or clear polyester, which has a preapplied pressure sensitive adhesive PSA on a launch lining, is published and afterwards over laminated with a 5 mil velour surface Lexan over laminate. The external form of the control panel and the indoor cuts are then kiss cut through to the release lining. The excess material is stripped away leaving the control panels in position on the roll of launch liner.
The LexSaver ™ procedure can be more economical subsurface printing 10 mil Lexan ®, particularly if there are a multitude of interior intermediaries on each control board. It can also conserve money if a white substratum product can be made use of, considering that white will certainly not need to be printed. If the control panel requires clear or translucent locations, after that a clear substrate product would be needed. A LexSaver ™ control panel has the extra advantage of being much more flexible, and less susceptible to small fracturing that can happen when the control panel is made use of over membrane or micro switches. There have been examinations on the Polyester/Lexan ® mix and was found it specifically be well matched to membrane button applications. In addition, if polyester is utilized as the substrate, all parts of the control board are UL recognized products.
For special applications, various other substrate products can be used in place of polyester. Reverse printing black on Glow-in-the-Dark plastic will create a control panel with message or graphics which can be seen in the dark. Reflective Vinyl, Fluorescent Vinyl, or Removable Vinyl may also be used.