Tapeswitch Corporation

Phone: 631-630-0442
Toll-Free: 800-234-8273
Fax: 631-630-0454

Please visit: Tapeswitch Corporation

Mailing Address:
100 Schmitt Blvd.
Farmingdale, NY 11735 US

A Special Message from Tapeswitch Corporation

New Machine Guarding Solutions:

Programamble Safety Control Unit (PCU) For Machine Builders and Safety Control System Integrators

Programamble Safety Laser Scanner for Simple Through Complex Applications.



The  Programmable Safety Control Unit (PCU)  from Tapeswitch Corporation is a versatile solution for machine builders and control system integrators to bridge the gap between traditional safety relays and PLC systems, through programmable logic control features, integratation capability of multiple machine safety devices, such as multiple combinations of mats, edges, bumpers, laser scanners, light curtains, non-contact safety switches, photocells, mechanical switches, emergency stops, and two hand controls, and multiple machinery locations. 


Tapeswitch Corporation Offers CAT 3, Mini, Safety Laser Scanner For Complex Machine Guarding Applications

Tapeswitch Corporation is now offering a programmable (PC-based), miniature, CAT 3 SIL2, PLd, Laser Class 1, Type 3 safety laser scanner for simple through complex machine guarding applications in one unit for machine builders/user applications.  


Simple To Complex Laser Scanner Machine Guarding Solution: The safety laser scanner and PC-based configuration software configures versatile machine guarding scenarios with 2 warning ranges, 1 protective (safety) range, and the capability of handling up to 16 pattern configurations/48 zones. The safety laser scanner meets Laser Class 1, Type 3, CAT 3 SIL2 PLd (ISO 13849-1, UL508, UL1998, IEC61508).


Features and Benefits:

  • Small, compact, lightweight

  • Type 3 (IEC61496-1/3, UL61496-1), CAT 3 SIL2 PLd (ISO 13849-1) 

  • Able to Store 16 pattern combinations/up to 48 zones

  • Equipped with Beginner mode, Easy Set-up for Flexible Configuration, and Auto-setting Zone.

  • Muting/Disabled Zone Configurations

  • Reference Boundary Feature - Detection Variation for Reference Points.

  • Current Operation Status and Real-time Detection Status With 7 segment display shows currently selected area number and error number


Programmable Safety Laser Scanner Software Features: The pc-based software is equipped with an easy to use beginner mode, teaching mode, flexible configuration of the protection zone and warning zone, muting, reference boundary features, and disable zone configurations capabilities, making for a versatile, competitive, and cost effective unit for simple through complex machine guarding applications.  




Company Profile

Tapeswitch Corporation

Machine Safety/Guarding, Machine Safety Control Units, Sensing, and Signaling


For over 55 years, Tapeswitch Corporation has manufactured safety, sensing, and signaling switch products for machinery builders, equipment OEMs, integrators, engineers, users in industrial and commercial markets.  


ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company


Tapeswitch Corporation Switch Products include:


Machine/Equipment Safety-Rated:

Emergency Shutdown /Guarding/Contact Detection/Presence Sensing


  • Safety Ribbon Switches
  • Safety Touch pads
  • Safety Detector cells
  • Safety Foot/hand switches
  • Safety Small area switches
  • Safety Mats
  • Safety Edges
  • Safety Bumpers
  • Safety Light Curtains
  • Programmable safety control units bridge relays and PLC’s, multiple safety devices/machinery locations, complex logic control of safety devices
  • Safety relays
  • Custom multi-zone control units
  • Safety Laser Scanners
  • Non-contact safety switches (monitoring)
  • Trapped key interlocks (power isolation/lock-out)


Signaling  Switches  (Non-Safety)

  • Ribbon switches
  • Touch pads
  • Detector cells
  • Foot/hand switches
  • Small area switches
  • Mats
  • Edges



Product Categories of Tapeswitch Corporation

  • Automated Pallet Systems
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Units
  • Conveyors & Other Part Handling Automation
  • Direct or Distributive Numerical Control (DNC) Systems
  • Electrical Switchgear, Enclosures & Components
  • Environmental & Pollution Control Equipment
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment
  • Machine Monitoring Systems
  • Memory Units
  • Plant Maintenance and Repair Equipment
  • Press Automation Devices
  • Press Safety Equipment
  • Programmable Logic Controls (PLC)
  • Protective Enclosures & Covers
  • Retrofitting, Rebuilding, Remanufacturing Services
  • Robot Controllers
  • Safety Related Products
  • Shears, Guillotine (Squaring)
  • Tool Crib Control Software
  • Transfer Machines, Shuttle-Type
  • Vision Systems

Trade Names

  • Multi-zone Safety Units
  • Non-Contact Safety Switches
  • Power Isolation/Machine guarding
  • Prog. Safety Control Unit
  • Prog. Safety Laser Scanner
  • Safety Edges - Emergency Shutdown
  • Safety Light Curtains/Machine Guard
  • Safety Mats / Machine Guarding
  • Safety Relays
  • Sensing Bumpers/Contact Detection
  • Sensing Edges - Contact Detection
  • Switches Signaling and Safety
  • Trapped Key Interlocks

Deep Links

Tapeswitch Corporation Now Offers A Safety Laser Scanner Featuring Wide Area Coverage in Compact, Lightweight, and Easy To Program Scanner -



Tapeswitch Corporation is now offering a compact, lightweight safety laser scanner. The safety laser scanner offers a wide area detection zone at 190 degrees and is easily set to a maximum protection range of 2 meters and maximum warning range of 10 meters depending on the application. Status indicators, located on the front of the scanner, depict a seven segment display and currently selected area and error number in real time. Get the most out of your coverage area possibilities with mounting bracket options for both vertical and horizontal mounting. The scanner is compact with dimensions of only 3 13/16“H x 3 9/16” W x 3 15/16” L. The unit is IP65 rated for environmental conditions. The unit has low power consumption. The safety laser scanner provides a high level of safety meeting Category 3 SIL2 PLd Type 3 safety level performance, and offering TUV/SUD, CE, and cUL certification. 


Safety Mats For Area Guarding and Presence Detection -

Tapeswitch Corporation manufactures the largest selection of presence sensing safety mats and systems.

  • ArmorMatTM (abrasion resistant)
  • ControlMatTM (impact resistant)
  • Diamond Plate (aluminum plated)
  • SafetyZone (molded parallel plate)
  • Available PCU/ Programmable Safety Control Unit adds safety device integration, programmabel logic control functions, and software to yoru mat system.


We custom engineer safety mats and large area multiple mat systems. In addition to our standard product line, we custom engineer safety mats with regards to cut-outs, curves, angles, lead locations, edging, channels, and much more. We build to application specifications and requirements. 

For safety mat product specifications,  call direct at 1-800-234-8273.

Non-Contact Safety Interlock Switches -

Tapeswitch Corporation offers a complete line of non-contact safety interlocks for gate guarding and access control. The complete line offers electronic and magnetic non-contact safety interlock switches and systems.


NEW HE Series coded magnetic non-contact switches

  • F Series System: electronic and coded electronic non-contact safety switch system, modular.
  • SSS Switches: standalone electronic non-contact switches
  • ISIS System: coded magnetic non-contact safety switch system
  • Magnasafe: magnetic non-contact safety switches


 For complete non-contact interlock product specifications, call direct at 1-800-234-8273.


B Series Safety Light Curtains -

For over fifty years, Tapeswitch Corporation has manufactured safety light curtains for presence detection, area guarding, and hand and arm protection. 

Our complete safety light curtain product line includes:

  • B Series: higher risk applications
  • Perimeter guards: area guarding/security
  • New Programmable PCU Adds safety device integration, programmable logic control functions, and sodtware to your B Series 


For complete safety light curtain product specifications, call direct at 1-800-234-8273.

Sensing Bumpers For Collision Avoidance -

For over fifty years, Tapeswitch Corporation has manufactured sensing bumpers for collision avoidance.

Our complete safety sensing bumper product line includes:

  • SE Series: impact resistant sensing bumpers
  • VB Series: high impact sensing bumper
  • Available PCU/ Programmable Safety Control Unit adds safety device integration, programmabel logic control functions, and software to yoru mat system.

We custom engineer sensing bumpers and large bumper systems. In addition to our standard product line, we custom engineer safety bumpers with regards to height width, locations, edging, mounting options, covers, and much more. We build to application specifications and requirements.

For sensing bumper product specifications, call direct at 1-800-234-8273.

Safety Edges Emergency Shutdown and Sensing Applications -

For over fifty years, Tapeswitch Corporation has manufactured sensing edges for emergency shutdown and sensing applications.

Our complete sensing edge product line includes:  

  • Low profiles with a with a 0.04 inch over travel after actuation (TS-6 and TS-16)
  • Low profiles with a 0.10 inch (3 mm) over travel after actuation (TS-8 and TS-18)
  • Medium profile with a 0.35 inch over travel after actuation (TS-26)
  • Medium profile with a 0.75 inch over travel (TS-46 & 48)
  • High profile, high sensitivity with a 1.0” (25mm) over travel after actuation (TS-47 & TS-57)
  • Special properties, such as front, side and angled actuations (TS-67), bendable properties (FlexionTM), or curved properties (Sensor-ringTM)
  • Available PCU/ Programmable Safety Control Unit adds safety device integration, programmabel logic control functions, and software to yoru mat system.


We custom manufacture sensing edges and multiple edge systems. In addition to our standard product line, we custom engineer sensing edges with regards to height width, long lengths, wiring, resistor monitoring ,mounting options, and much more. We build to application specifications and requirements.

For sensing edge product specifications, link call direct at 1-800-234-8273.

Trapped Key Interlocks -

Tapeswitch Corporation offers a complete line of power isolation and access control trapped key interlocks to many markets.

  • Mechanical Bolt Interlocks
  • Access Interlocks
  • Control Power Isolation Interlocks
  • Main Power Isolation Interlocks
  • Solenoid Controlled Interlocks
  • Valve Interlocks


For trapped key interlock product specifications, call direct at 1-800-234-8273.


General Purpose and Safety Switches -

Tapeswitch Corporation manufactures a complete line of general purpose signaling switches, including ribbons switches, touch pads, foot switches, hand switches, and sensing cells.

Tapeswitch Corporation manufactures and owns the technology behind their switch products which allows them to provide a very custom and unique product to plant engineers. While their standard products include different profiles of ribbon switches for signaling applications, i.e. Types 101-BMT,131-A & 131-AMT, 141-BPH, 141-BPM, Type 121-BP, Type 161-FS (Serpentine), Types 180 & 180-S (Flex Action), 191-S (Stainless steel switch element) and field installation kits, foot and hand switches (111/B), touch pads (TP-4 and TP-2), large area switches, flex switches, tactical and non-tactile switches, and signaling switches, they custom manufacture to application requirements to long length, size, and sometimes even instructional text, such as Press To Open, lead length, and lead type.

For Switch product specifications, call  direct at 1-800-234-8273.

Product Announcements Provided By Tapeswitch Corporation

Tapeswitch Corporation Now Offers A Programmable Safety Laser Scanner

Tapeswitch Corp. Offers HE Series Single and Multi-Gate Monitoring System For Machine Guarding

Tapeswitch Corp. Manufactures Programmable B Series Light Curtains

Tapeswitch Corporation Offers Trapped Key Interlocks For Power Isolation and Access Control Machine Guarding (Lock-Out)

Tapeswitch Corporation Offers MZ Multi-zone Safety Controller

Tapeswitch Corporation Switches For Signaling, Safety, and Sensing Applications

Tapeswitch Corporation Safety Edges Offer Emergency Stop Machine Safety and Sensing Solution

Tapeswitch Corporation Safety Mats Offer Area Guarding Around Machinery and Equipment and Emergency Machine Shutdown.

As seen in MMS

Safety Bumper System Requires Only One Control Unit
Tapeswitch Corporation's safety bumpers offer a solution for complex machine guarding, emergency shutdown and a contact detection solution for machinery builders, users and equipment OEMs with a single control unit.

Safety Control Unit for High-Risk Automation
The MZ Multi-zone safety controller series from Tapeswitch enables custom combinations of several safety controllers, including the PRSU 4, 5, or SRUS (light curtain) controllers.

Programmable Safety Control Features Modular Design
Tapeswitch will exhibit its Programmable Control Unit (PCU), part of a modular system designed for the integration of fully programmable safety control across multiple safety devices and machinery locations.

Programmable Safety Laser Scanner Offers Wide Area Coverage
Tapeswitch offers the Sentac Solutions compact UAM-092LP-T302 safety laser scanner for collision prevention, presence detection and intrusion detection.

Safety Interlocks Help Guard Machine Tools and Automation
Tapeswitch Corp supplies trapped key interlocks for power isolation and access safety.