Imagine what life would be like if there was no such thing as an air compressor pressure switch. Instead of a small device regulating the operation of an air compressor’s electric motor, imagine some guy whose job it is to constantly stand next to an air compressor and turn it on and off as needed. This would not be a very pleasant job, and it would probably end up causing problems for workplace safety. Happily, this is not the case. Instead of using a person who guesses the level of pressurization within an air compressor, we have pressure switches, which can measure and control those levels automatically.
Air compressor pressure switches might not seem like terribly important industrial components. But every industrial component has its place within industry in terms of its contribution to the effectiveness and safety of an industrial process or equipment. Consider the following. Air compressors can be dangerous if their operation is not carefully regulated. At the very least, the failure to safely operate an air compressor could result in equipment damage or destruction. At worst, a ruptured air compressor tank could cause serious injury to nearby workers. There are all sorts of unwanted possible scenarios between those two examples, and most of them can be avoided by the careful use of a functioning pressure switch. Air compressor pressure switches prevent tanks from becoming overly pressurized by both measuring pressure levels and then halting pressurization motor activities upon measuring pressure levels up to a certain point.
Air compressor pressure switches help maintain the safe and effective operation of air compressors in all kinds of contexts; just a few examples include automotive workshops, bicycle repair shops and even scene construction workshops in theatres. Despite their low profile in industry, air compressor pressure switches are very important utilities.