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We manufacture unprecedented pressure switches. These top of the line devices are strong and highly proficient. If you are in need of sophisticated items then our engineers will assist you with our processes to discover the best product for your application. Our pressure switches are great for: electric/gas heaters, pumps, small air compressors, electric strip heaters in VAV systems, waste oil heating systems and more.
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Advance Controls manufactures electric switches as part of a full line of quality industrial motor control products. We offer a variety of cam switches, safety switches, limit switches, load break disconnect switches, VFD transfer switches and many other components to fulfill your motor control needs.
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We carry over 500,000 pneumatic parts at Coast Pneumatics. Included in our offerings are pressure switches. Our choices include vacuum switches, miniature pressure switches, submarine pressure switches, low differential pressure switches, and air valve switches.
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Our incredible pressure switches are capable of monitoring the most hazardous of materials. These affordable products require low maintenance. We have a whole assortment of special switches. If your application demands extra attention then just let us know and we can work with you to determine the best possible solutions for your situation. Give us a call today and our reliable staff will assist you
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Pressure Switches

A pressure switch is a device that senses changes in fluid pressure and responds in a specified way. An actuated pressure switch makes or disrupts electrical contact in order to either trigger an alarm or switch something on or off. Switches are programmed to activate at certain pressure points, and may be designed to make contact either on pressure rise or on pressure fall.

Pressure switches can sense changes in gas and/or liquid pressure. Depending on the application, a pressure switch may be set to automatically open or close to interrupt or to initiate the flow or current involved. Pressure switches are always set to at least one point of pressure, or actuation point, to which it will automatically respond. Some switches are factory-set and cannot be changed, but there are also a variety of adjustable pressure switches available, which allow the user to adjust the actuation point or points. Many pressure switches work with several points of pressure, and are therefore able to act as more complex regulators of pressure systems. In addition, there are high pressure switches and low pressure switches that are better suited for working at certain pressure ranges. There are two primary types of pressure switches: air pressure switches, also known as pneumatic pressure switches, are designed to sense and respond to gas pressure, while hydraulic pressure switches operate in response to liquid pressure.

Practical applications for different sorts of pressure switches abound. Air compressor pressure switches signal to the compressor when more pressure is needed, when optimal pressure has been reached, and also when there is inadequate air supply for the suction stage. Oil pressure switches are used in cars to monitor the engine's oil pressure and to signal when the oil pressure has gotten critically low. Both well pump pressure switches and water pressure switches regulate water pressure by actuating a flow of water when pressure drops below a certain level and stopping the flow when the system reaches its optimal pressure. Different sorts of furnace pressure switches either monitor for an adequate supply of fuel or monitor the furnace's supply of fresh air. Differential pressure switches help regulate differential pressure between a cavity and an open atmosphere, such as the pressure between an airplane cabin and the outside atmosphere. Vacuum switches help regulate the pressure between two closed cavities by responding to changes in negative pressure. Ultrasonic level switches are ideal for use in tanks that store mass quantities of liquid, since they are unaffected by large changes in pressure and temperature; they also have no moving parts and therefore have no problems with sediment. Finally, displacer level switches maintain the level of liquids in a sump based on a set point. Displacer level switches are low cost, simple to operate, easy to adjust and reliable. Each of these types of pressure switches has numerous applications in industrial equipment and processing.

Pressure switches are specifically designed for alarm, shutdown, activation and control of pneumatic and hydraulic processes and equipment, and thus work well in any instance in which regulation of flow is required. Utility plants, public buildings, process manufacturing, automotive and home appliance industries all use pressure switches extensively to regulate fluid pressure and to provide safety measures for high pressure applications. The wide range of uses for pressure switches varies, anywhere from space stations to industrial heating systems. Pressure switches are important for the safe and successful operation of filters, furnaces, blowers, generators, cars, off-road equipment, compressors, turbines, wastewater applications, process equipment, pumps, panels and pipelines. Some batteries use pressure switches to prevent over-charging by switching off the charger when the internal cell pressure reaches a certain level. Pressure switches are especially useful in industrial facilities because they are a safe and cost-effective alternative to safety relief valves. Relief valves sometimes leak pressure during operation, wasting energy and in some cases causing a safety hazard, whereas use of pressure switches allows regulation of pressure at the source. Pressure switches can also accurately detect pressure problems and automatically shut down the process before the danger increases.
Pressure switches sense pressure in a variety of ways. Some switches use an elastomeric diaphragm that reacts to changes in the pressure level and actuates either a mechanical switch or a valve. Others work in conjunction with a pressure transducer and a display meter. Electronic pressure switches usually make use of a piezoresistive pressure sensor that measures the pressure level and converts the level into an electrical signal; these often include a digital display. Construction materials for pressure switches vary depending on the applications, but can include acetal, brass, polycarbonate, plated steel, glass reinforced polyester, polyvinyl chloride and cast aluminum. Some things to consider and evaluate when looking for a pressure switch are accuracy, electrical output, temperature compensation, temperature output and the material to be handled. Also important are operating temperature and capacity to operate with vibration and shock. The advance of pressure switch technology has made pressure switches an integral part of making processes involving pressurized fluids safe and dependable.

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Pressure Switch Types

  • Adjustable pressure switches are field adjustable, meaning that the set points can be adjusted at the place of operation.
  • Air compressor switch controls pressure on air compressors.
  • Air pressure switches control air flow and pressure in response to pneumatic pressures.
  • Diaphragm pressure switches are precise switches with diaphragms to regulate material.
  • Differential pressure switches measure or regulate between two points of differing pressure and actuate based on a set point.
  • Displacer level switches are able to control the level in a sump of virtually any liquid. Their setpoints can be easily and quickly adjusted in the field. 
  • Furnace pressure switches are interlock devices that sense changes in hydraulic or pneumatic input pressure and respond by making electrical contact, switching on or off.
  • High pressure switches have extremely high proof pressure limits so that they can function in pressure systems that reach high pounds per square inch (psig).
  • Hydraulic pressure switches are used to regulate or measure the flow of hydraulic fluids.
  • Low pressure switches respond and actuate in situations of minute, small or reduced pressure.
  • Oil pressure switches measure or regulate the amount of or pressure of oil through volume, velocity or mass.
  • Solid state pressure switches have pressure sensors and send signals and information to a remote controller and regulate pressure.
  • Ultrasonic pressure switches are used in lubrication storage vessels for rotating equipment and will alert the operator if there is a risk of damage due to pressure leaks. 
  • Vacuum switches help regulate the pressure between two closed cavities by converting a negative pressure signal to an electrical output.
  • Water pressure switches measure and/or regulate water pressure in correlation with pumps, according to a set point.
  • Well pump pressure switches controls the water well pump through turning the pump on and off in response to rises or drops in pressure.



Pressure Switch Terms

Accuracy - A limit of how much deviation from the switch set point is allowed, measured in points per square inch or as a percentage.
 
Actuation Point/Setpoint
- The exact pressure that actuates the snap-action switch to either open or close the circuit.
 
Actuation Value/Deadband
- In a pressure actuated switch, the differentiation between the actuation point and the re-actuation point.
 
Adjustable Range/Working Pressure - The range of pressure a switch encounters under normal conditions.
 
Ambient Pressure - Pressure that surrounds a pressure switch.
 
Differential - While a switch element reverses itself, the amount of mechanical motion that is lost.
 
Differential Pressure - The difference between a reference point and the actual pressure value.
 
Electrical Switching Element
- A device that will open or close an electrical circuit when prompted by the pressure sensing element.
 
Flow Meter - A device that measures the quantity of product flowing through it. (http://www.iqsdirectory.com/flow-meters/)
 
Hysteresis - The difference of a switch's response to increasing and decreasing pressure.
 
Pressure Gauge - A device which measures the pressure built up in a closed system. (http://www.iqsdirectory.com/pressure-gauges/)
 
Pressure Sensing Element - The part of the element that is moved when pressure is changed.
 
Pressure Transducer
- A device that converts pressure into an electrical signal. (http://www.iqsdirectory.com/pressure-transducers/)
 
Repeatability - The measured consistency and accuracy of a pressure switch to operate at its setpoints.
 
Solenoid Valve
- A valve that uses a solenoid to control the valve. (http://www.iqsdirectory.com/solenoid-valves/)
 
Snap-Action Switch - A fast transfer of contacts from one site to another. They can quickly open or close a circuit.
 
Variable Pressure - The changing pressure that activates the pressure switch.




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