Don’t Buy Float Switches or Level Sensors (Without Answering These Questions)

Don’t Buy Float Switches or Level Sensors (Without Answering These Questions)

While even those in the realm of manufacturing may not have float switches and level sensors on their mind around the clock, no one can deny they serve a valuable purpose when it comes to monitoring and measuring liquids and their levels. The importance of this depends on the specific application, but there are uses in nearly every industry where liquids and fluidized solids are used. If you’re in charge of purchasing them for your company, here are some questions you need to answer before you make a decision.

What fluid type will you be measuring?

Some float switches and level sensors are designed to work in a variety of environments, while others are specifically designed with one or two applications in mind. Knowing what you’re looking for will ensure you make a purchase you won’t regret. Keep in mind that we can make a product specifically for your needs if you don’t find something in our existing inventory that works.

In-Tank or external placement?

There are benefits and drawbacks to both, but there are certain applications where only one or the other will be appropriate. Getting a side mount float switch or level sensor enables easy monitoring without needing to fish the sensor out of the liquid. They are often the primary choice for smaller tanks. Whether or not you’ll need direct measurement of the level is something you’ll need to consider as well.

Are the chemicals compatible?

While our shop offers products designed to be compatible with nearly every liquid possible, finding the right one for your application requires the absence of conflicting chemicals. This is why it’s essential you read the .pdf data sheets on each product you’re considering. If there is chemical incompatibility, the sensor switch may not work correctly.

If your industry involves filling a tank, you’re likely to find a number of benefits from the use of float switches and liquid level sensors. Have your engineer look over our available products and data sheets. As long as you can identify your needs, you’ll be able to find something to fit them perfectly

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