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Tapeswitch Sensing Edges
Tapeswitch sensing edges are pressure-sensitive devices which are designed to protect personnel and equipment in a variety of environments. A Tapeswitch sensing edge is a length of Tapeswitch pressure-sensitive ribbon switch encased in a durable housing material which can be fitted into a choice of channel.
Sensing edges are typically mounted on the leading edge of a moving object such that the sensor is activated when it meets an obstruction. As the sensing edge deforms, a stop signal is initiated and the sensing edge then acts as a 'cushion' to allow the moving parts to come to rest without exerting excessive force on the obstruction. Tapeswitch sensing edges are custom-made to order and are available in a wide range of different profiles and sensitivities to suit the demands of your application.
All Tapeswitch Sensing Edges can be manufactured with either 2-wire non-safety, 4-wire fail-safe or 2-wire EOL fail-safe options and should be used with a suitable control unit. Visit our Control Units page for details of Tapeswitch Control Units.