Category Archives: Pressure Sensors & Pressure Controls

3 Reasons to Choose Chambered Flanged Level Switches

Chambered level switches are designed to activate a switch when the level inside a container reaches above or below a certain pre-set point by the factory. These switches are ideal for use in industries that work with a lot of liquids and must monitor the level of the liquids closely. Most level switches manufacturers allow customers to choose the housing type, chamber material, type of switch, process connections, accessories, and the number of switches inside each housing box. Continue reading

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One Unusual Use for A High Level Switch

Most factories and other manufacturing industries use level switches to monitor the level of liquids in containers inside the factory. The switches are ideal for preventing the overflow of volatile liquids and can also warn the factory when the levels inside the container get too low. These tiny switches are a highly useful part of many factories’ safety and can help prevent many headaches and expenses in factories all over the world. Continue reading

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4 Styles of Pressure Transducers

A pressure transducer converts pressure into an electrical signal. This occurs by a deflection of an internal diaphragm inside the transducer when pressure is applied to the unit. This process applies strain to the gauges inside the transducer, which creates an electrical resistance change that matches the pressure applied to the transducer. These units are used to measure the pressure inside objects and areas where the pressure rating is important. Pressure transducer suppliers create several different types of transducers for specific uses and applications that factories can choose from when replacing their current pressure monitoring systems. Continue reading

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The Wide Range of the Pressure Transmitter

A pressure transmitter has quite a wide field of applications, from giant to miniscule instruments that come in a variety of shapes and styles. Regardless of variances though, all pressure transmitters are used to measure the pressure of air or fluid in a specified space. Each pressure transmitter has a couple common characteristics though. One is the utilization of a pressure transducer within the pressure transmitter structure, which converts energy from one form to another and is partly what enables the device to measure and display a pressure degree. Continue reading

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Digital Pressure Gauges vs. Analogue Pressure Gauges

Every pressure gauge serves essentially the same purpose: to convert a reading of pressure in an enclosed system into a signal that can be read by humans or a control system. The differences between pressure switches are found in other areas. They are distinguished from each other based on their size, shape, configuration, what kinds of pressurized materials they are used to measure, their composition, their cost, their reading type (metric or non-metric) and many other determining factors that are more closely related to issues of specific application than issues of concept. One of the defining characteristics of a pressure gauge is whether its readout is analogue or digital. Continue reading

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Understanding Differential Pressure Switches

Differential pressure switches can seem difficult to understand at first. To the layperson, their name doesn’t immediately indicate what they are or what they do. The average person might have heard what a pressure switch is and does; it’s a metering and control utility that can control the flow of something and in some cases provide a meter reading as well. But knowing the difference between that and a differential pressure switch requires some specific knowledge. What is differential pressure, anyway? Continue reading

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