Tapeswitch TS-8 & TS-18 Mini Sensing Edges are designed for limited space applications where pressure sensitive safety edges with end caps are desirable for cosmetic or environmental reasons. These two sensing edges differ in housing material: PVC for the TS-8 and EPDM for the TS-18. They also differ slightly in size: the TS-8 being about 25% smaller than the TS-18 and slightly more sensitive. Mounting is by means of snap-in aluminum channel.
The EPDM rubber housing is resistant to water, oil, hydraulic fluids, and coolants and has a wider temperature range than PVC. The internal switching element in both safety edges is rated for 3 million operations at any point. All TS-8 and TS-18 Pressure Sensitive Sensing Edges are supplied with 4-lead fail-safe wiring and are compatible with Tapeswitch Safety Controllers.