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Tapeswitch

Tapeswitch Corporation manufactures and offers safety, sensing and signaling control products and offers machine guarding interlocks. Their product lines include:

  • General purpose signaling switches
  • Safety mats control systems
  • Safety edges control systems
  • Safety bumpers control systems
  • Safety light curtains
  • Safety controllers
  • Non-contact interlocks for machine guarding on gates, doors, enclosures, and hatches
  • Trapped key interlocks for power isolation and access control machine guarding applications.

General purpose switches

Tapeswitch Corporation manufactures a complete line of safety, control, and general purpose signaling switches, including:

  • Ribbons switches
  • Touch pads
  • Foot switches
  • Hand switches
  • Sensing cells

In addition to standard models, Tapeswitch Corporation custom manufactures to size, lead length, lead type, color, and instructional text.

Safety Control Mats and Systems for Area Guarding

Tapeswitch Corporation manufactures safety mats and emergency shutdown control systems for area guarding around machinery to protect people. Their product lines include models such as the:

  • Controlmat™ (abrasion resistant)
  • Armormat™ (impact resistant barrier)
  • Safetyzone (molded and sealed)
  • ComfortZone (anti-fatigue cushioning, long periods of standing)
  • Diamond plate (aluminum and heavy load capable up to 20,000 lbs)

          

Standard mats are available in various standard sizes. The switching elements offer millions of actuations at any point, making for the most reliable and longest product life cycle on the market. They offer edging for mounting and mat edging options. In addition to standard sizes, Tapeswitch Corporation custom manufactures large area safety mat systems, sizes, colors, cut-outs, lead locations, and lead types.

Safety Edge Control Systems

     

Tapeswitch Corporation manufactures safety edges for in various standard TS models in different profiles, front and side actuations, curved or formed, actuation forces, and colors. The switching elements offer millions of actuations at any point. In addition to standard models, Tapeswitch Corporation custom manufactures to length, to color, and to lead type and multiple edge assemblies.

Safety Bumper Control Systems

  

Tapeswitch Corporation manufactures safety bumpers control systems for mobile equipment and for sensing application with heavier machinery and equipment. Available models include SE Series, Hercules, and VB-Series Bumpers. In Addition to standard sizes, Tapeswitch Custom manufactures to application specifications.

NEW PCU Safety Controller

Together, Tapeswitch Corporation and E and M Launch The New PCU Programmable Safety Controller Offering Multiple Safety Product System Integration, Programmable Logic Control Functions, and Safety Software.

Tapeswitch Corporation released the NEW PCU programmable safety controller that further extends robust safety product system capabilities to include systems integration, programmable logic control functions and management software (included).

The PCU offers a fully integrated safety system solution that unifies the management of all safety products, such as safety switch mats, edges, bumpers, switches, non-contact interlocks, laser scanners, light curtains, two hand controls, photocells, emergency stops, hand grip switches, encoders and proximities etc. into one safety system solution at a CAT 4 safety level. Note that Tapeswitch Corporation sensors are CAT 3 devices and the CAT level can’t exceed actual safety product specifications.

The system software is capable of programmable logic control functions, such as fieldbus input/output, fieldbus probe output, 4 different types of muting, muting override, guard lock functions, memory operators, counter operations, timer operator, logical operators, and more and is downloadable from PC to the safety controller via a USB connection.

The NEW PCU SYSTEM is available in expandable configurations of the following components as applicable to the particular machine safety system requirements, which is centered around the main standalone unit, the PCU/1, configured from PC through a USB interface using the PSD software and the PCUEU/1 (for 12 input, 8 test output) expansion units for Tapeswitch Corporation 4-wire fail-safe safety device products. The system is further expandable via the proprietary PCI bus, depending on your full safety system solution needs. With 14 expansions, the system can have up to 128 inputs, 16 dual channel safety outputs and 16 status outputs. Furthermore 8 inputs and 16 outputs probe controllable (by Fieldbus) are available. The additional available system expansion components, include the:

  • PCU8I2/1 I/O (for 8 inputs / 2 double OSSD), PCU8IE/1 (for 8 inputs), PCU16IE/1 (for 16 inputs) input expansion units
  • PCU2E/1 (for 2 double OSSD) and PCU4E/1 (for 4 double OSSD) output expansion units
  • PCU2SR/1 (for 2 relays) and PCU4SR/1 (4 relays) as safety (guided contact) relay modules
  • The additional fieldbus integration expansion units for diagnostics and data communication, include The PCUBUS/1 (Profibus DP), PCUCI/1 (CANopen), PCUDNI/1 (DeviceNET), PCUECI/1 (Ethernet), PCUUSB/1 (USB) and accessory options, such as the PCUMCM/1 external configuration memory, PCUECI/1 connector for 5-way communication, PCUCUSBC/1 USB cable for connection to PC depending on your safety system solution requirements.

The PCU safety controller meets SIL 3 (IEC 61508), SIL CL 3 (EN 62061), PLe (ISO/EN 13849-1) and Category 4 (ISO/EN 13849-1) machine safety requirements and is CE, UL and cUL certified. For more information, contact us at (866) 693-2636.

New MZ Multi-zone Safety Controller

The MZ Multi-zone safety controller series allows for the combination of several safety controllers a selection from the PRSU 4, 5, or srus (light curtain) controllers built to your safety application requirements. The PRSU/4 and PRSU/5 safety controllers are used as safety devices for high-risk automation and machine control applications. These safety interface modules provide the highest level of safety offered by Tapeswitch, exceeding the requirements of category 3 Pld. They also meet or exceed the safety content of the applicable OSHA, ANSI, and RIA Standards. The PRSU/4 and PRSU/5 safety interface modules have redundant safety output relays, are self-monitoring, and are rated Control Reliable, which means that any fault in the safety-critical components will be detected and the machine will be rendered inoperative until the fault is corrected. They are available in a DIN rail-mounted package. The PRSU/4 Safety Controller operates from a 24 VDC or VAC power supply. The PRSU/5 Safety Controller operates from a 115 VAC power supply. Both models feature user-configured manual and automatic reset capability. The SRUS can be integrated for light curtain applications.

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