Car recalls are a common occurrence. Manufacturers are constantly having to revisit design flaws, and other more serious issues that may crop up. Those recalls that include a more serious fix are never taken lightly. The most recent recall from car giant Ford revolves around the risk of fires from Read more…
Float switches and liquid level sensors play an important role in applications across many industries. While they are used for detecting, measuring and monitoring liquids and other fluids, it’s their reliability that make them perfect for both the simplest systems as well as the most demanding applications. Making a purchase Read more…
Large water tanks are instrumental to the everyday operation of scores of diverse industries. From agriculture and irrigation to waste treatment, manufacturing, and food and beverage processing, water tanks are essential.
For most (if not all) industries where large water tanks are key, level sensing is necessary. Liquid level sensors and float switches in particular are instrumental in automating and regulating tasks including the following:
- High level and overflow detection
- Low level and leak monitoring
- Managing pumps and inflow devices
- And more
Have you ever thought about how air handling, warming, and cooling units work? Most don’t, and instead, take for granted that an air conditioner generates cool air, a filter takes out particles, or a heating system ensures your space is warm in winter.
However, operation involves multiple types of sensors, which are responsible for monitoring air, carbon dioxide, and water levels. On a general level, these see how much air or liquid flows through, and if it doesn’t meet the required level, can shut a system off or indicate a filter needs to be changed. (more…)
What many don’t realize is, liquid level sensors are a crucial part of industrial food storage. Within this extensive setup, this part assists with controlling and monitoring temperature, liquid and foam levels, fluid flow, agitator speed, pressure, and weight.
When you’re considering how liquid level sensors fit into an industrial food processing environment, be aware of the following factors. (more…)
Air conditioners are all but ubiquitous in the modern developed world, so much so that many people never think about them until their malfunctioning. We simply accept that even the harshest of the summer’s dog days will be pleasant and mild as long as we’re inside. With that being the case, it’s easy to forget just how complex and sophisticated the function of modern air conditioners is – and how important condensate pan float switches are to our summer comfort. (more…)
Some of the most important factors to consider when choosing a float switch or level sensor is chemical compatibility and material selection. From potable water to the highly corrosive acids, level sensors are necessary for measuring a near endless number of liquid chemicals. Obviously a switch used for the former might Read more…
Contact SMD Fluid Controls Reef aquariums are gorgeous, one-of-a-kind pieces that add tremendous appeal to any room they find themselves in, displaying live corals and other uncommonly seen sea creatures. In contrast to more traditional fish-only aquariums, reef units rely on a much greater degree of precision when it comes Read more…