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Level Switches

Pneumatic Level Switch

Series:
NLS
Pneumatic Level Switch
Application:
Liquids
Type:
Pneumatic
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Mini Level Paddle Wheel Switch

Series:
PWS
Mini Level Paddle Wheel Switch
Application:
Solids
Type:
Paddle Wheel
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Vibrating Rod Level Switch

Series:
VBL
Vibrating Rod Level Switch
Application:
Solids
Type:
Vibrating Rod
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How They Work

The three different level switches work in three different ways:

NLS Pneumatic Level Switch

Our NLS pneumatic level switch uses a ½ in. pipe to capture a column of trapped air. As the liquid level rises, it traps the air in the pipe attached to the bottom of the sensor. As the level rises a bit further, it compresses the air inside the pipe enough to trigger a mechanical switch in the housing.

You can choose how long your pipe will be to adjust the switch point level.

PWS Paddle Wheel Switch

Paddle wheel switches are a common measurement tool in the solids processing/handling industry. It uses a paddle wheel that spins freely until the solid material fills up enough to stop it. When the wheel stops spinning, the level switch is triggered.

Our PWS offers 4 different torque settings to get the sensitivity just right.

VBL Vibrating Level Switch

Similar to the paddle wheel. The vibrating level switch is waiting for the solid material to fill up and stop it. But instead of spinning a wheel, it vibrates a rod.

And it also includes a few different sensitivity settings to work with a greater variety of materials.

FAQs

Can your switches be installed where there is no power?

No. Each float switch will need signal current in order to communicate.

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Which switches are good for bulk solids?

We have two models that are ideal for bulk solid level control. The VBL is a vibrating rod and the PWS is a paddle wheel switch. Each has a few varieties and has a few different sensitivity adjustments.

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Can these be mounted horizontally?

Yes. The PWS and VBL can be mounted horizontally and vertically. The NLS is designed to be mounted at the top of a tank.

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Can your level switches be used in hazardous locations?

Yes, if you wire it as a simple apparatus with the appropriate intrinsic safety barrier or isolator.

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Will the switches work in different types of solids?

Yes. Both solid level switches, the PWS and VBL, have a few different sensitivity settings that can be adjusted in the field. This will allow you to work with a variety of materials.

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