Float Switches in the Food and Beverage Industry

Deep Fat FryerFloat switches are used for point-level detection and are commonly used to control other devices such as alarms and pumps when a liquid level rises or falls to a specific point. APG’s Stainless Steel Float Switches are used in a variety of industries and applications including applications in food and beverage, water and wastewater, and chemical industries. APG’s Stainless Steel Float Switches feature NSF 169 approval making them a great selection for food and beverage applications. Below are examples of food and beverage industry applications APG’s Float Switches are used in.

Water and Wastewater in Industrial Settings

Capturing rainwater in a collection tankWater and wastewater are often used as shorthand for culinary water delivery and sewage transportation and treatment systems, which works well from a utilities and residential/commercial stand point. But industrial water users have a much broader concept of both (clean) water and wastewater. Rather than just potable water, "clean water" can be any water that has not yet been used, no matter what the intended purpose. "Wastewater," then, is any post-use water, not just raw sewage.

The Basics of Magnetostrictive Level Transmitters

Magnetostrictive level transmitters are continuous float level sensors that provide near real-time level measurements by creating competing magnetic fields to generate a signal corresponding to liquid level. Other types of continuous level sensors include radar transmitters, ultrasonic sensors, and submersible pressure transducers. Each of these has unique features that make them suitable or inappropriate for different applications.

Ultrasonic and Radar Level Sensors: Complementary, Not Competitive Technologies

Ultrasonic and radar level sensing technologies are usually described as competitors, pitted against each other, in a struggle for level-sensing supremacy. “Ultrasonic is better!” “Radar is the best!” The truth is that they are far more complementary than they are competitive, with each excelling in different situations. Anybody pitching either technology as a One-Tech-Fits-All level measurement solution isn’t telling the whole truth about the technologies and their products.