Tapeswitch Corporation’s multi-gate monitoring system, consisting of the HE Series non-contact safety interlock switches and multi-gate SCU-1 control unit for machine guarding, where monitoring for a guard is required and locking is not required, such as in several types of machinery including converting, packaging, paper, food and beverage, dairy, pharmaceutical, canning, mail, steel, motor, weighing, semiconductor, plastic and aluminum machinery applications.
The new line features the HE Series Interlock switches, which are the latest coded magnetic non-contact switches. They feature fully encapsulated solid state, single-point switching with built in, dual color, LED status indication. The switches offer a CAT 4, SIL 3 PLe safety performance level. It has two N/O and one N/C bi-directional solid state outputs. The solid state outputs offer simple series connection. They offer a 7-mm switching distance and can approach on each other from most angles. The HE Series is IP67 rated. When combined with the SCU-1 control unit, it is a multi-gate switch solution capable of monitoring up to 30 switches in the series. Since the HE series is a HED double switch, it reduces the amount of wiring for multiple gates and reduces the brackets needed for mounting the switches.