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     Tapeswitch Sensing Edges:
  • Simple, reliable switching principle
  • Wide range of models
  • Low pressure actuation
  • Fail-safe operation
  • Easy installation
  • Custom configurations
  • Multiple sensors can be connected in series
  • Choice of mounting channels
Sensing edges are obstruction sensing devices which are designed primarily to protect personnel and equipment in industrial environments. They 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 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 available in a range of different profiles and sensitivities to suit the demands of the application. The construction of the sensing edge is based on a continuous length of 'press-at-any-point' Tapeswitch encased in a durable housing material which is fitted into a choice of channel to allow more versatile mounting arrangements.

Typical Applications: lift doors, conveyor systems, high speed doors, lift tables and platforms

Information Sheets: TS48

 

TS6
ts6.GIF (1232 bytes)

 

TS6 is a low profile mini edge which is designed for pinch point applications which require the features of a pressure-sensitive switch but with added cushioning.

Housing material: PVC
Housing colour: Black & red
Actuating force: <55N (5.5Kg) with 80mm dia. test piece
Weight: 300g/m                                                                      Dimensions (inc. flat channel): approx. 18mm (W) x 15mm (H)

 

TS16S
ts16.GIF (1047 bytes)

TS16S is a small, easily installed sensing edge which is ideal for both control and safety-based applications. It is one of the most versatile edges in the range and can be bent around smooth curved corners.

Housing material: PVC
Housing colour: Black & red
Actuating force: <55N (5.5Kg) with 80mm dia. test piece
Weight: 350g/m                                                                      Dimensions (inc. flat channel): approx. 18mm (W) x 22mm (H)

 

TS26C
ts26.GIF (2703 bytes)

TS26C is a compact but very durable sensing edge. It responds to head-on and side activation making it ideal for a wide variety of safety applications.

Housing material: Santoprene
Housing colour: Black, red or yellow
Actuating force: <30N (3.0Kg) with 80mm dia. test piece
Weight: 700g/m                                                                      Dimensions (inc. flat channel): approx. 26mm (W) x 39mm (H)

 

TS46D
ts46.GIF (3819 bytes)

TS46D is a durable sensing edge that responds to head-on and side impact making it ideal for a wide range of personnel safety applications.

Housing material: Santoprene
Housing colour: Black, red or yellow
Actuating force: <60N (6.0Kg) with 80mm dia. test piece
Weight: 1100g/m                                                                     Dimensions (inc. flat channel): approx. 28mm (W) x 50mm (H)

 

TS47
ts47.GIF (1974 bytes)

TS47 is a highly sensitive sensing edge which is typically used in applications which require immediate activation with considerable over travel such as high speed doors and fast moving equipment.

Housing material: Santoprene
Housing colour: Black
Actuating force: <18N (1.8Kg) with 80mm dia. test piece
Weight: 1100g/m                                                                     Dimensions (inc. flat channel): approx 29mm (W) x 52mm (H)

 

TS48

TS48 is a robust sensing edge that responds to head-on and side activation making it ideal for a range of personnel safety applications.
The edge benefits from snap-in design mounting channel which makes it particularly suited to applications where space is restricted.

Housing material: Santoprene
Housing colour: Black, red or yellow
Actuating force: <44N (4.4Kg) with 80mm dia. test piece
Weight: 1100g/m
Dimensions: (inc. flat channel): approx 28mm (W) x 55mm (H)

 

KS1001

KS1001 is a durable larger edge which offers cushioned over travel after compression. It is suitable for a range of personnel safety applications such as powered doors and lift tables.

Housing material: EPDM
Housing colour: Black
Actuating force: <72N (7.2Kg) with 80mm dia. test piece
Weight: 1250g/m                                                                     Dimensions (inc. flat channel): approx. 40mm (W) x 61mm (H)

KS4401
ks4401.GIF (3226 bytes)

KS4401 is the largest sensing edge in the Guardscan range and is designed for personnel safety applications which require immediate activation with considerable overtravel.

Housing material: EPDM
Housing colour: Black
Actuating force: <105N (10.5Kg) with 80mm dia. test piece
Weight: 2150g/m                                                                     Dimensions (inc. flat channel): approx. 40mm (W) x 130mm (H)