Baran Advanced Technologies develop and manufacture EverSwitch product line for over 30 years, the EverSwitch piezoelectric Touch Metal technology for switches keypads and control panels was the first commercially viable piezo switching technology. Baran Advanced Technologies has lead the way with continuous innovations in touch metal user-interface controls ever since.
Baran Advanced Technologies (1986), Ltd. operates from its’ production facilities in Kiryat Gat, Israel and from Barantec, Inc., a fully owned US subsidiary located in northern New Jersey. Products are used worldwide with more the 500 million switches operating in applications ranging from luxury white appliances to aseptic clean rooms, to correctional facilities, to military, naval equipment and submarines. Baran Advanced Technologies commitment to extensive research and development ensures market leadership with developments such as self-diagnostic reporting capability and switching of line voltages up to 277 Volts and 30 Amperes.
EverSwitch Touch Metal switches and keypads are hyper-ruggedized and provide worry-free operation for years in the most extreme environments. Requiring no external power for switch operation, EverSwitch offers a wide range of switches and keypads that meet or exceed CE, UL, IP69K, NEMA, MIL-STD, ATEX, ETL and FAA requirements. Reflecting our commitment to quality, we are certified to the International Quality Standard ISO 9001:2008 and products are provided with an industry-leading five-year warranty.
The EverSwitch Touch Metal technology is based on stand-alone piezoelectric modules that can be arranged in a myriad of configurations from individual switches to multi-function switch panels and keypads. The technology uses the piezoelectric effect (the property exhibited by certain crystals that generate voltage when subjected to pressure) to create switches and keypads that are completely sealed, impervious to the environment and operate from -40 to +125ºC. These individual modules (or PC Boards with and array of modules) are press-fit into a solid metal housing, so that when pressed, the piezoelectric crystal material produces a corresponding change in voltage, which passes through a conductive connecting material to a circuit board mimicking a dry-contact switch closure.
This patented, modular approach eliminates the need for a solder connection to the delicate piezo ceramic and creates a robust 125msec minimum switch closure, which is a significant improvement over market standards of just 20msec. With no moving parts, EverSwitch products last indefinitely even in the most extreme operating conditions as switch failure due to motion, friction, dirt, moisture, vandalism or ice are completely eliminated.