FRANKENMUTH, MI, July 15, 2005—Memtron Input Components, a subsidiary of Esterline Corporation (NYSE: ESL www.esterline.com), introduced a new switching technology based on the principle of signal detection through capacitance or resistive coupling (human touch) of identified generated input pulses. Marketed under the name of TrueTouch, the technology is solid-state-based touch control that provides robust and versatile performance in a wide range of environments.
The touch surface can be designed with virtually any dielectric material including glass, plastic, polycarbonate, or any rough or smooth surface less than 25 mm thick. Sensitivity is adjustable allowing operators to actuate the device with or with out gloves. Because there are no moving parts, a TrueTouch switch is rated for more than five million cycles.
TrueTouch technology provides cost-effective design alternatives to other switch technologies. Open architecture allows for easy integration or retrofit into a wide range of switch applications.
About Memtron Input Components
Memtron Input Components, a unit of the Interface Technologies Group of Esterline Corporation (NYSE: ESL), specializes in the design and manufacture of membrane switches, passive and active PC board-backed switches, elastomeric keypads, and touch screen integrated panels. Memtron engineers leverage 30 years of interface expertise and technology development to implement fast-turn prototypes and designs for low-cost manufacturing. A Memtron device can be found in virtually any application imaginable—from hospital surgical rooms and restaurants to manufacturing plant floors and oil rigs. The company is headquartered at 530 N. Franklin Street, Frankenmuth, MI 48734