In many industries, a pressure switch is a critical component of a system. It is responsible for detecting a change in pressure and then activating or deactivating a process. Pressure switches can be found in many different settings, such as in HVAC systems, steam generators, plumbing systems, fuel systems, tires, and many more. If you have an industrial process that requires precise pressure control, or if you need to monitor the status of a system in real time, a mechanical pressure switch can be an invaluable tool.
A mechanical pressure switch operates by using the change in pressure to move a mechanical component, such as a diaphragm, piston or bourdon tube. This movement then pushes the plunger on a microswitch, causing a change in state. The beauty of a mechanical pressure switch is it simplicity, which leads to its robustness.
Even though many new systems utilize electronic controls, the mechanical switch is still considered to be the most reliable option for fail-safe critical applications. One reason for this is that mechanical switches do not rely on electricity to function properly. This means that they are not susceptible to power surges or other electrical issues that could cause them to fail. Additionally, mechanical switches are less expensive than their electronic counterparts and can last for many years with proper maintenance.
Kundinger is partnered with Barksdale, a leading manufacturer of mechanical pressure switches that are built for versatility and durability. If you’re not sure which type of switch is right for your needs, contact us today. Our team of experts will guide you through the selection process and help you find the perfect switch for your needs.