All too often, the concept of visual impairment or blindness is wrongfully associated with helplessness. While famous celebrities like Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder have helped to change mainstream perception over the years, it is still common for people to connect such disabilities with old age and impassable obstacles. In Read more…
Pressure sensors are important because they accurately measure and monitor critical elements in so many applications. Everything from the air in tires, to the oil needed for a machine to run, is made possible thanks to proper pressure sensors. As the use cases develop, the market for pressure sensors is Read more…
Have you been looking for an APCO TL008 combination float switch and temperature sensor? If so, you are not alone!
Unfortunately, APCO TL008 sensors can be difficult to find. The unit is largely listed as out of stock or unavailable online. This can be frustrating!
For technicians repairing HVAC systems, one of the most common yet potentially unsafe tasks performed is refrigerant recovery. Part of making repairs and doing standard maintenance, the procedure – with liquid, vapor, and push-pull methods used – involves two possible DOT recovery tanks, both of which shouldn’t be filled beyond 80-percent capacity. Helping you reach this mark is a float switch inside the tank. (more…)
Recently, the Panama Canal underwent about $5.2 billion worth of expansions. While certain upgrades may have been needed to accommodate the larger cargo and cruise ships from around the world regularly passing through, one problem persists: As ships get toward the Cocoli locks near the Pacific Ocean, the last set of steel doors don’t open all the way. As a result, captains directing these ships attempt to get these vessels through the narrower opening, and while most make it, passing that close tears off the adjacent bumpers and even damages the ships themselves. (more…)
If you own a pool, then you know that a lot of work goes into it. Not only are you responsible for cleaning it and making sure the water circulates, but you’re also responsible for dealing with your pool when temperatures dip below freezing. Now, we’re taking a closer look at how a pool’s circulation system works, and how a float valve plays a major role in your pool’s “health.” (more…)
When you flush your toilet, you probably don’t think about where the waste goes, or how it’s pumped into a sewage line. However, this is something that plays a huge role in your lifestyle each and every day. In homes that are situated below septic or sewer lines, gravity can’t be applied to move waste. That’s where a sewage pump comes in.
When you’re flying in a plane, you probably don’t think about the various components that help the plane remain airborne. The fact of the matter is, though, that there are many small parts that help out when it comes to flying an aircraft. Now, we’re taking a closer look at how liquid level sensors and other sensors play major rolls when it comes to how an aircraft functions.
Motorcycles rely on pressure switches for their brakes and other functions. In other words, pressure switches are extremely important in these vehicles. Now, we’re taking a closer look at how this part can make a major difference when it comes to a safe ride or a dangerous disaster.
Measuring liquids in tanks are important. However, measuring some fluids can be more difficult than others. As an example, tanks that hold liquid chemicals are especially difficult to monitor. Fortunately, there’s a way to do so with the help of float switches.