Float Switches for Effluent Pumps & Ejector Pumps

The surface of a dark pool of water, photographed from above.For many of us in the modern world, waste is something we flush and forget. We don’t need to know where it goes, or how to gets there. But for people who live with septic tanks or holding tanks instead of modern sewage systems know better.

Septic tanks in homes and holding tanks on boats are relatively simple. Waste comes in from an intake or inlet and separates into three layers. Sludge sits at the bottom, clarified water in the middle, and oily “scum” on top. Water is discharged and solids break down thanks to special bacteria.

Without properly functioning pumps, this discharge could fail, leading to backups, overflows, or other issues.

If you have a septic tank or holding tank, it’s imperative that you keep your discharge, effluent, and ejector pumps working in top order. That means buying the best hardware upfront when installing a new system, and maintaining and replacing the old one when needed.

SMD Fluid Controls is a leader in float switches and liquid level sensors of all varieties and applications, including sewage pumps and septic tanks. Whether you need a single float for a home system or multiple custom units and OEM design service, SMD can help. (more…)

Float Switches for Well Pumps

An old green water pump attached to a well.

Wells have been an important part of human infrastructure for thousands of years. Water is essential for everyday life, and wells make it possible to rely on a clean, ready source of fresh drinking water right beneath one’s feet.

While primitive wells rely on buckets and rope or other relatively simple machine to retrieve water from the bottom, more sophisticated ones use electronic pumps.

Electronic well pumps use a variety of components to retrieve water from the bottom of the well. One of the most important in many pump systems is the float switch or other liquid level sensor. (more…)

Float Switches for Fire Sprinkler Systems & Fire Sprinkler Manufacturers

fire sprinkler headWhether you manufacture or install fire sprinkler systems, you understand just how essential they are to keeping people safe and avoiding damaged property. But, after this system gets added to a building, its functionality needs to be properly maintained and monitored, and for all types of setups, that means checking up on and replacing its sensor. (more…)

Liquid Level Sensors for Smart Homes: Leak Detection & More

smart home layoutGoing beyond the houses of yesteryear, smart homes deliver an experience that’s comfortable, offers improved safety, and reduces both power and energy. Getting to this point often involves intercommunication between household appliances and systems, including lighting, HVAC, the TV, computers, entertainment devices, and the security system.

Generally, while certain appliances and systems may be designed to be more energy efficient and use less power, much of the automation and customization involved in a smart home comes from a control panel, which can be installed in-house or through a GSM/CDMA, internet, or PSTN network. (more…)

How a Float Switch Works In Your Swimming Pool

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…)