Posted on March 19, 2012 - ( views)
The Ashcroft A-Series miniature watertight pressure switches are designed for tough applications where conventional designs often don't measure up. A rugged 316 SS enclosure gives uncompromising protection. Materials of construction have been selected for long life. Precision snap acting micro switches are featured and fully encased to prevent moisture from corroding switch contacts. The switch, depending on range, is either an all welded 316 stainless steel diaphragm sealed piston design or a direct acting piston design sealed with a Buna-N or Viton O-ring. the device is suitable for pressure alarm, shutdown, or control on heavy vehicles, machine tools, electronic equipment, engines, compressors, food and beverage processing equipment, and wherever size is a consideration or equipment is being downsized. It is suited for pressure ranges from vacuum to 520bar and can beoperated in a wide temperature range (-40 to 100°C).
PCN Europe’s March issue features an Industry Special covering issues concerning the Environment, we look at the role heat management plays in the world’s largest CO2 test facility, in another one we discover a zero liquid discharge treatment process for waste water. Our Product Focus on Measurement Technology includes among others an application story showing how predication and performance monitoring on a oil & gas platform enables onshore personnel to monitor essential equipment. In our technical article we look at ways to eliminate mechanical issues in differential pressure systems. At this time of the year we are looking forward to the trade show season, especially at Hannover Messe, the leading industrial trade show. This edition also presents you with many other application stories and product news from all areas of the processing industries, enhanced with datasheets and videos.