Tapeswitch Showcases Four Zone Switch Mat
Tapeswitch Ltd, Britain’s leading manufacturer of pressure-sensitive products, safety light curtains and accessories has just showcased a new four zone switch mat for control and signalling applications that has numerous leisure and technical possibilities thanks to recent developments in switch technology and advanced printing capabilities. The four zone switch mat created was 1m x 1m in size with multiple control zones and was printed in full colour, opening up the possibilities of printing any design in colour onto separate sections of the mat including photographs, logos, illustrations or icons. The mat is constructed using a new ultra-thin sensor, sandwiched between two-layers of flexible PVC material, the switch mat is then RF-welded to provide a waterproof and durable seal opening up outside usage possibilities for the mat.
The mat produced by Tapeswitch was manufactured on the behalf of French distributor AE & T to showcase the advances in pressure switch technology at the Expoprotection exhibition at Paris Porte de Versailles which took place between Tuesday the 4th and Friday the 7th December and received a lot of interest from trade visitors.
The mat enables multi-switch applications to be controlled from one single mat and is ideal for creative pressure switch applications in amusement parks (indoor or outdoor) soft play areas, shopping centres, tourist attractions as well as theme parks and can be used to create interactive control of almost anything that can be turned on or off. As well as numerous safety industrial and technical applications Tapeswitch are receiving many enquiries from the creative industries looking to incorporate the mat system into the design of leisure attractions and retail experiences.
Karen Keighley of Tapeswitch commented, “The quality of the printing on the mats opens up a whole new market to us for firms wanting to use the mats as part of retail or leisure applications, the reproduction quality is superb and company logos come out bright and crisp. We see the leisure market being a big area of growth but the mats can still be used for traditional industrial safety applications, for example warning of a danger and turning off machinery”
Tapeswitch’s reputation has been built by providing pressure-sensitive products with durability and reliability to meet the customer’s specific criteria, and deliver a greater return on investment due to a high quality build and increased longevity.