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DYNAFORCE

ULTRA SENSITIVE INPUT TECHNOLOGY

DYNAFORCE is a design-related solution for input systems.

Force touch • 3D touch • Met­al touch • Design • Van­dal­ism • Hygiene
With this HMI tech­nol­o­gy (Human Machine Inter­face), pres­sure-depen­dent input sys­tems can be designed.

Thanks to the ultra-sen­si­tive strain gauge sen­sors, touch pan­els made of a wide vari­ety of mate­ri­als can be oper­at­ed gen­tly, even met­al touch fronts made of stain­less steel and alu­minum. At the same time, DYNAFORCE is more robust, more water­proof and less prone to fail­ure than oth­er solu­tions. The best thing to do is to see for your­self.

Industry sectors:

Med­ical tech­nol­o­gy, pub­lic con­trol sys­tems, san­i­tary con­trols, machines and indus­try, house­hold appli­ances

DYNAFORCE Module

DYNAFORCE Module Scheme

Integrated signal evaluation

“With more than 30 years of experience with piezo input systems, we know all the pros and cons of piezoelectric switching sources. Now we are replacing piezo technology with a new, improved system: We call it DYNAFORCE.”

Dieter Mat­ter — Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer

DYNAFORCE is unique on the market and offers the following advantages:

  • The solu­tion is also extreme­ly sen­si­tive on met­al sur­faces (met­al touch).
  • Oper­a­tion with gloves is pos­si­ble with­out any prob­lems.
  • The appli­ca­tion also works very well in wet, cold and hot con­di­tions.
  • Thanks to met­al sur­faces you have pro­tec­tion against van­dal­ism.
  • Assem­bly is extreme­ly easy.

A whole new touch

Touch screens have con­quered the world. With DYNAFORCE it is now pos­si­ble to design touch-sen­si­tive sur­faces out of wood, glass, plas­tic, chrome steel or alu­minum. The new solu­tion thus offers count­less new oppor­tu­ni­ties for user-friend­ly appli­ca­tions.

Application examples of DYNAFORCE touch input systems

With DYNAFORCE we are set­ting new stan­dards in the field of hard con­trol sur­faces.

Door opening public transport

Appli­ca­tion areas: Door open­ing train
Mate­r­i­al:poly­car­bon­ate 2 mm; frame: alu­minum, col­or­less anodized 6 mm
Labeling/printing: 3‑color print­ed

Fulfilled requirements

  • Com­plete devel­op­ment
  • Pro­duc­tion and deliv­ery of an assem­bly with RFID user recog­ni­tion
  • Door LED sig­nals for sta­tus indi­ca­tion
  • Super flat key
  • DYNAFORCE as main func­tion

Challenge

  • Min­i­mum instal­la­tion height of 7 mm
  • Van­dal­ism pro­tec­tion
  • Opti­cal inte­gra­tion
  • Should be noble and not con­spic­u­ous

DYNAFORCE input system

Ref­er­ence: Algra Group
Appli­ca­tion areas: House­hold goods, indus­try, out­door devices
Mate­r­i­al: stain­less steel, alu­minum, wood, glass, 3D glass, poly­car­bon­ate, stone tile from 0.3 to 2 mm

Fulfilled requirements

  • Design affin­i­ty
  • High robust­ness
  • High water resis­tance

Operation for hot water tap

Ref­er­ence: Gro­he AG, prod­uct Gro­he Red
Appli­ca­tion areas: San­i­tary instal­la­tions. Appli­ca­tion allows with­draw­al of boil­ing hot water.
Mate­r­i­al: chrome-plat­ed poly­car­bon­ate 0.3 to 2 mm

Fulfilled requirements

  • Design affin­i­ty
  • High robust­ness
  • High water resis­tance
  • High safe­ty: 100 per­cent safe oper­a­tion of the faucet at tem­per­a­tures between 0 °C to +100 °C, even in the event of tem­per­a­ture shocks caused by water over­flow
  • Homo­ge­neous illu­mi­na­tion
  • Mod­ern light­ing design

Toilet panel for public transport

Ref­er­ence: SBB AG
Appli­ca­tion areas: Toi­let oper­a­tion
Mate­r­i­al: alu­minum 1.3 mm
Labeling/printing: 2‑color sub-anodized print­ing

Fulfilled requirements

  • Design affin­i­ty
  • High robust­ness
  • High water resis­tance
  • Key emboss­ing
  • Braille inte­grat­ed
  • Van­dal-proof
  • Hap­tic and opti­cal feed­back

Industrial control panel

Ref­er­ence: Bob­st Mex SA
Appli­ca­tion areas: Machines for the man­u­fac­ture of pack­ag­ing
Mate­r­i­al: Poly­car­bon­ate 0.48 mm
Labeling/printing: 4‑color screen print­ing

Fulfilled requirements

  • Robust
  • Inclu­sive seal
  • Key illu­mi­na­tion
  • Dis­ap­pear­ance effect
  • Hap­tic feed­back

“DYNAFORCE for input systems or HMI is an absolute world first with ultrasensitive touch.”

Thomas Nieder­berg­er – Chief Tech­nol­o­gy Offi­cer

Personal consultation

We are also hap­py to advise you via video con­fer­ence on the numer­ous pos­si­bil­i­ties and prod­uct vari­ants of our HMI input sys­tem. Sign up today for a per­son­al con­sul­ta­tion.

Franz Schnei­der
Algra tec AG
Eng­lish
f.schneider@algragroup.ch
+41 79 513 89 40

Ger­ard Ercolani
Algra tec AG
Ital­ian / Span­ish
g.ercolani@algragroup.ch
+41 79 400 89 26

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“When you turn a piece of wood or metal into a touchpad after a short assembly, then it’s a goose bumps moment.”

Joshua Fajar­do – Project Man­ag­er DYNAFORFCE

What sets our HMI input system apart from other technologies?

DYNAFORCE is unique on the mar­ket and offers you the fol­low­ing advan­tages:

Exclusive design

The front pan­el can be made from a con­tin­u­ous met­al lay­er (met­al touch). Any mate­ri­als are con­ceiv­able as a
con­trol sur­face.

Better usability

Oper­a­tion is just as sen­si­tive when wear­ing gloves as with­out.

Highest water protection class

DYNAFORCE can be ful­ly oper­at­ed
when it is wet.

Protection against vandalism

Thanks to stur­dy met­al oper­at­ing pan­els, the solu­tion is resis­tant to van­dal­ism.

Force touch

Adjustable key­stroke or key­stroke-depen­dent oper­a­tion.

Wide temperature range

DYNAFORCE can be used between ‑40 ° C and +85 ° C.

Long lifetime

The test­ed life­time is over 10 mil­lion cycles.

Easiest assembly

It is assem­bled using self-adhe­sive tape (peel-and-stick).

Individual layout

You are free to arrange the keys as long as you keep the min­i­mum dis­tance
between the keys.

Learn more about DYNAFORCE

You can find out more about the appli­ca­tion and tech­ni­cal data in our fly­er.
Would you like to order our demo and devel­op­er kit? You can find infor­ma­tion here.

Prices

Order the demo and devel­op­er kit using the form below.
Pre­pay­ment via cred­it card

+ 8 % VAT CHF 40
+ ship­ping CHF 10
total CHF 550
+ Ship­ping EUR 50
total EUR 530
+ Ship­ping to North Amer­i­ca USD 70
+ Ship­ping to oth­er coun­tries USD 95
total North Amer­i­ca USD 600
total oth­er coun­tries USD 625

Step by step

STEP 1:
ORDERING OF THE CASE AND TESTING

STEP 2:
FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS / TEST

STEP 3:
PROTOTYPING

STEP 4:
QUALIFICATION

STEP 5:
SERIES PRODUCTION

Order now

Your demo and developer kit

With the demo and devel­op­er kit, we offer you the oppor­tu­ni­ty to test our solu­tion and opti­mize it for your needs. It con­tains the fol­low­ing ele­ments:

  • DYNAFORCE demo mod­ule with opti­cal, acoustic and hap­tic feed­back
  • 3 DYNAFORCE mod­ules
  • the inter­face to a com­put­er con­nec­tion
  • the demo soft­ware Design­Stu­dio (Win­dows) on a USB stick
  • a 3N actu­a­tor for key cal­i­bra­tion

The best thing to do is to order your kit now and get start­ed right away.

Let your imagination run wild

DYNAFORCE is suit­able for many indus­tries and appli­ca­tions. The solu­tion can be used in extreme con­di­tions, meets high safe­ty require­ments and is extreme­ly robust. We’ll prob­a­bly be sur­prised our­selves at how cre­ative engi­neers and prod­uct design­ers will use our tech­nol­o­gy. So, let your cre­ativ­i­ty run free and try out our solu­tion.

“I would like developers, designers and engineers to take this new technology and find their very own area of ​​application. I think there is a lot more possible than we can even imagine at the moment.”

Mar­co Müller – Busi­ness Devel­op­ment Man­ag­er

Develop DYNAFORCE further

Thanks to our solu­tions, there are count­less pos­si­bil­i­ties open to you. Did you know that with DYNAFORCE you can also install a slid­er or a pres­sure-sen­si­tive key?

Now we are excit­ed to see what you will do with our HMI input sys­tem.

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