Sensing edges for safety applications
Tapeswitch sensing edges are pressure-sensitive safety edges typically mounted on the leading edge of a moving object to stop the object and provide cushioning in the event of an impact.
If you need extra protection for vulnerable equipment, people, or both, we can provide a reliable and durable sensing edge that meets your specific requirements and gives you peace of mind.
How our sensing edges work
Each sensing edge comprises a Tapeswitch ribbon switch inside a durable outer material fitted into either a plastic or aluminium mounting channel. Different options are available depending on whether you need to provide protection for head-on impact, side impact or both.
When the edge meets an obstruction, the housing profile eforms, forcing the normally open ribbon switch connectors to short circuit, and initiating a signal to stop the object.
A variety of housing materials, profile designs and switch positions offer complete customisation of your actuation force and overtravel requirements.
We offer a range of control units to suit different needs – call our technical team to discuss.
Standard designs, custom configurations
Each of our standard designs can be configured in a wide variety of ways. This means you get a customised product that’s easy to install and performs perfectly because it meets your exact specifications.
If we don’t already have a design that matches your specifications, we can make one that does!
Looking for larger sensing edges or greater customisation?
We also offer a range of bumpers, and can provide a full design and manufacture service using our in-house design, 3D print and moulding capabilities.
Talk to our team
To find out how our sensing edges could work with your equipment, give us a call on +44 (0) 1257 249777 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Why choose a Tapeswitch sensing edge
Trusted and established product
- Proven reliability and longevity
- Simple but effective technology
- Easy installation
Supplied direct from UK manufacturer
- Advice from knowledgeable technical team
- Easy ordering
- Speedy support
Extensive range of designs
- Multiple profiles and colour choices
- Specialist materials for harsh environments
- Choice of mounting channel options
Custom configurations as standard
- Special shapes
- Mitred corners
- Different sensitivities