Float switches can be used for a variety of different industrial and commercial applications. Depending on the intentions of the user, there are different types of float switches and they can be configured in a number of different ways. For sensing the liquid level in a tank or chamber, one ... Read More
January 16, 2017fpisensors


Many industrial and commercial practices will need switches that engage depending on the different conditions of a liquid that is being worked with. It could be dependent upon liquid level, pressure, flow or temperature. In some cases, it could be necessary to have switching or monitoring for more than one ... Read More
December 5, 2016fpisensors


For those in the manufacturing industry, the need to improve efficiency and reduce waste is a common concern. In many businesses, this means following the principles of lean manufacturing. With lean manufacture, you have a systematic approach to reducing waste in the production process. In this process, the idea is ... Read More
October 11, 2016fpisensors


The importance of float switch selection is key for every application. These switches are used to protect against damage and to make sure that processes are carried out correctly. For these functions to be preformed reliably, you need to have the right float switch for the job. Several factors will ... Read More
August 20, 2016fpisensors


Float Switches A float switch is a device used to detect the level of liquid within a tank. The switch may be used to control a pump or send a signal to an indicator, alarm, controller or other devices. A search of the patents for float level sensors and float switches will ... Read More
July 7, 2016fpisensors


With a float switch, you have a device that is designed to detect the level of liquid in a tank. There are several different types of float switches and they can be used for various purposes. Commonly, they are used for reading the level of liquid in a tank and ... Read More
May 6, 2016fpisensors


A level measuring system is typically used in a closed environment of some kind: a chemical processing vat, an HVAC system, an automatic lubrication system. These tasks all present unique challenges to measurement, and FPI has plenty of experience in handling them. But one job we haven’t yet had the ... Read More
December 24, 2012fpisensors


A master electrician from down under has created a video that shows what can be found inside a heavy duty float switch. Raymond of New Zealand takes an angle grinder to a sturdy float switch to see what makes it tick. For this general purpose model, it’s simply a counterweight ... Read More
December 12, 2012fpisensors


An important question to ask when making custom liquid level sensors is how: How to make the most accurate, durable, and affordable sensor for a given application. To answer that question, we must also ask what: What are the properties of the material that needs to be monitored? Soon, there may ... Read More
December 10, 2012fpisensors


A recent discussion at control.com, an online community for automation professionals, was started by an instrument engineer who asked for advice on choosing between software-based level transmitters or mechanically triggered level switches. The engineer, a Mr. Hasseli, wanted to determine the best solution for producing a reliable level signal. At first, ... Read More
December 3, 2012fpisensors