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Car Wash Vehicle Sensing Switches

Tapeswitch Car Wash Vehicle Sensing Switches are designed to detect the downward or angular pressure of an automobile tire in the harsh environment of vehicle wash down systems. These vehicle detection sensors are molded from 100% PVC Plastisol and features anti-wicking Dri-Run cable, which provides exceptional protection from moisture intrusion through the electrical lead wires. The Car Wash Vehicle Sensing Switch has a moisture rating of IP67.

Many standard sizes are in stock, but custom sizes and shapes are easily manufactured to order with short lead times. Vehicle detection sensors can also be made with cut-outs and multiple sensing zones to exactly fit specific application requirements.

Features & Benefits
  • Heavy duty steel base plate provides solid mounting points
  • Edge options allow a choice of recessed or surface mounting
  • Dri-Run cabling prevents moisture wicking through the lead wires
  • Completely immersible, IP67 rated mat ensures a long operating life
  • Specifications
    Actuation Force 42lbs (187 N) nominal
    Recommended Voltage & Current 24VAC or VDC at 1.0amps max.
    Material Molded PVC
    Lead Wires 18/2 AWG Dri-Run Cable
    Standard Color Gray or yellow
    Mounting 5/8in. holes (4) in 3/16in. thick steel base plate
    Available Stock Sizes
    Square Edge  
    5in. width (single sensor) 17, 24, 32, 36, 48in. lengths
    10in. width (single or dual sensor) 17, 24, 32, 36, 48in. lengths
    Ramped Edge  
    9in. width 16, 24, 32, 36, 48in. lengths
    14in width 17, 24, 32, 36, 48in. lengths