Liquid level sensors aren’t all about cold technology and engineering. There are some applications for liquid sensing that are more personal, that confront sensitive problems for individual people. Recently, a new solution has been developed to combat the effects of incontinence for those suffering with the stigmatizing condition. It is a ... Read More
November 26, 2012fpisensors


Here at FPI, we generally work with liquid level sensors, which are distinct from fluid level sensors. The difference is that the category of fluids also includes gases, a rather more complicated material to measure. But a team of MIT chemists has found an incredibly cheap and simple way to ... Read More
November 19, 2012fpisensors


The tsunami that hit the shores of Japan last year was a tragic event, and that tragedy was compounded by the damage it caused to the now-infamous Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. One of the factors that complicated recovery efforts was an inability to measure the level of water being ... Read More
November 12, 2012fpisensors


Today’s Float Switch Hero comes to us from Koi Talk, the online forums of England’s Koi magazine. There you’ll find the UK’s most dedicated enthusiasts of keeping and caring for the graceful fish and their pond habitats that are the central feature of Asian-inspired gardens. You’ll also find “Anthony,” a senior ... Read More
November 5, 2012fpisensors


“Float Switch Heroes” is a new feature here at FPI where we’ll share stories of fantastic float switches and liquid level sensors from around the world. We’ll look for these humble, hard-working devices wherever they’re found, from unexpected applications to harsh environments to unorthodox designs – whatever catches our eye. This ... Read More
October 29, 2012fpisensors


Liquid level sensor products designed to detect leaks are supposed to provide you with the security that hazardous chemicals and contaminants are not inadvertently spilled. Many people take for granted that their equipment is working, but there can be serious repercussions resulting from a faulty liquid level switch. Tanks and machinery ... Read More
July 27, 2012fpisensors


I found this video on YouTube and thought it gives a pretty good break down of how float switches work on a very basic level. I should note that this float switch was NOT made by us.
July 2, 2012fpisensors


At FPI sensors we mainly sell commercial float switches and level sensors. However occasionally there are micro level uses – here is an easy five step process on how to assemble a float switch for a fishing tank. Float switches control the amount of water that is pumped into a holding ... Read More
June 20, 2012fpisensors


Selecting a level sensor or pressure transmitter, it’s vital to note that the output of the level sensor is always an important criterion. Outputs have more implications than whether or not they match the control system, though that is often the immediate need. Each has its pros and cons, and ... Read More
May 30, 2012fpisensors


FPI Sensors now offers a miniature polypropylene float assembly. The miniature float will fit through a .75″ diameter hole. For tight fitting spaces, try this new assembly. The float is available on custom assemblies as well as our standard LS-1000 polypropylene stem. See our Products section for more information.
May 8, 2012fpisensors