Vacuum switches are essential tools for optimizing your pneumatic systems. They elevate efficiency while reducing the risk of system failures. As an integral component, they manage system pressure with precision, offering superior reliability even under harsh industrial conditions.
Here at Orange Coast Pneumatics, we prioritize your pneumatic needs. Our supplies and equipment ensure smooth operations for your business.
That is why our catalog includes a wide range of vacuum switches options to meet your specific requirements. Stay with us to learn all about vacuum switches. We’ll provide essential insights that will help you choose the right vacuum switch for you.
What Is A Vacuum Switch?
A vacuum switch is a device that senses a change in vacuum pressure within a system and responds accordingly. This pressure-sensitive instrument regulates and maintains the vacuum level by activating a response—such as an alarm, a light, or system shutdown when a predetermined pressure threshold is met or exceeded. This critical functionality helps avoid system malfunctions and contributes to the overall efficiency and safety of your operations.
Pressure Switch vs Vacuum Switch: What’s The Difference?
Pressure switches and vacuum switches, while similar in their purpose of regulating pressure within a system, have distinct applications tied to the types of conditions they monitor and control.
A pressure switch is designed to respond to changes in fluid or gas pressure within a system. It's typically set to activate or deactivate at a specific pressure threshold, usually to prevent pressure from becoming too high. For instance, it might shut off a pump when a certain pressure level is reached to avoid a hazardous pressure buildup.
On the other hand, a vacuum switch operates under low pressure or vacuum conditions. It's engineered to monitor and control the vacuum level within a system. The switch activates a response—such as an alarm or system shutdown—when a predetermined vacuum threshold is met or exceeded.
In essence, while pressure switches deal with potentially excessive pressure, vacuum switches are concerned with managing pressure that's lower than atmospheric level. The choice between the two depends on the specific requirements of your system.
What Are The Different Types Of Vacuum Switches?
The three primary types of vacuum switches are mechanical, pneumatic, and electronic. Each variant offers specific advantages that can be tailored to your unique operational needs.
Mechanical Vacuum Switches
Mechanical vacuum switches operate through the mechanical movement of internal components when the vacuum pressure reaches a certain threshold. Rugged and reliable, these switches are often favored in environments where durability is a must, making them a top choice for your more rigorous applications.
Pneumatic Vacuum Switches
Pneumatic vacuum switches, on the other hand, use air pressure as their operational medium. They offer the benefits of simple design and efficient performance, and are highly suited to environments with a high degree of fluctuation in vacuum pressure levels. This adaptive characteristic makes them a smart choice for your more dynamic applications.
Electronic Vacuum Switches
Last but not least, electronic vacuum switches use a transducer to convert pressure into an electrical signal, which triggers a response. Offering high precision, adjustable settings, and digital communication capability, these switches are perfect for your most technologically advanced applications.
Our Vacuum Switch Series
At Orange Coast Pneumatics, we offer a wide range of vacuum switches to meet your specific needs. Each of our switches stands out for their superior quality, reliability, and performance. They are designed to handle a variety of vacuum pressure levels, making them adaptable to a variety of operations.
Below we present two of our numerous vacuum switches series:
The ZSE30A series is a high-precision digital pressure switch that's designed for optimal control and monitoring. This series offers exceptional performance with features such as dual-color display, digital pressure control, copy function, and error output.
With its improved visibility and user-friendly interface, the ZSE30A series is suitable for a variety of industrial applications, offering users an efficient, precise, and reliable solution for their pressure management needs.
The ZSE20(F) series provides a versatile vacuum switch solution with a compact design that's perfect for systems where space is limited. This series includes features like an easy-to-read, two-screen, two-color digital display, adjustable response time, and selectable pressure units.
The ZSE20(F) series ensures precise vacuum control, making it an excellent choice for a wide range of applications in diverse industries. Whether your operation requires a high degree of precision or seeks to maximize available space, the ZSE20(F) series provides the reliability and performance you need.
Get High-Quality Vacuum Switches At Orange Coast Pneumatics
The importance of vacuum switches can't be overstated—they offer precise control, reliability, and durability, all of which are key to the smooth operation of your pneumatic systems.
At Orange Coast Pneumatics, we understand these needs. We offer a broad array of vacuum switches, each selected for their unmatched quality and performance. Trust us to provide the perfect vacuum switch solution tailored to your unique operational requirements.
You can reach out to our team today and we’ll help find the perfect vacuum switch for your needs.
The ZSE3 series is a digital pressure switch (for vacuum pressure) with LCD readout for general pneumatics purposes. The ZSE3 digital pressure switch allows the calibration of two independent outputs. Modular version can be integrated with ZX system.
Series ZSE30A is a high-precision, 2-color display digital pressure switch for vacuum. It has raised rubber button controls that are clearly set apart, simple to operate and soft to the touch. Plug in type connectors take the burden out of wiring work and maintenance. Four different display settings are available.
The ZSE40A(F) series is a high precision digital pressure switch, providing improved functions, performance and variations over the previous ISE40 series. Abnormal values can be seen at a glance on the 2-color display. The settings of the base pressure switch can be copied to up to 10 remote pressure switches, reducing the setting work, and preventing mistakes in setting. Other features include: simple 3-step setting, analog output, wide variety of piping variations, and a power-saving function for MPa-kPa. The ZSE40A(F) is also CE, UL/CSA and RoHS compliant.
The ZSE80 series is a digital pressure switch designed to measure fluids such as tap water, hydraulic fluid, silicon oil, lubricant, fluorocarbon, argon, ammonia, carbon dioxide, air-containing drainage and nitrogen. Some of the features include 2-color indication, select from back piping and bottom piping, the addition of 2MPa and -101kPa types, also low leakage type, water hammer protection, easy operation, and standardization of CE, UL/CSA and RoHS compliance.
ZSE10 compact, digital pressure switch for vacuum/compound pressure has been reduced in height by approximately 50% when compared to the ZSE30A. Up to 10 remote sensors can be set at once using the copy settings function. Options include direct mount, panel mount or DIN rail mount, and a choice of 2 piping directions.
The ZSE20(F) series is a high-precision digital pressure switch offering a simplified selection of the most popular ZSE features. This is the first ZSE model to introduce the 3 screen, 3-color display. The main screen shows the current measured value in red or green, while two sub-screens can display the setting label and its numeric value in orange. ZSE20 is vacuum rated, while the ZSE20F is rated for vacuum and a low positive pressure range. These models require the lowest current consumption in the ZSE family, at 25mA. Futher, delay time between the arrival of the set pressure value and the switch output is minimized to 2.5ms. ZSE20(F) is CE and RoHS compliant, with an IP40 enclosure rating.
The ZSE20A(F) series is a high-precision digital pressure switch offering many popular ZSE features, with a streamlined selection of piping choices. Compared to the ZSE20, the ZSE20AF adds a 2nd switch output, as well as an analog output, either voltage or current. ZSE20A is vacuum rated, while the ZSE20AF is rated for vacuum and a low positive pressure range. Each model in the ZSE20 family offers a 2-screen, 3-color display. The main screen shows the current measured numeric value in orange. Delay time for the switch ouput can be as brief as 1.5 ms, while currect consumption is held to 35 mA of less. ZSE20A(F) is UL/CSA, CE and RoHS compliant, with an IP40 enclosure rating.
The ZSE20B(F) series is a high-precision digital pressure switch offering many popular ZSE features, with a streamlined selection of piping choices. Compared to the ZSE20, the ZSE20B(F) adds a 2nd switch output, as well as an analog output, either voltage or current. The ZSE20B(F) also has an IP65 protection rating, compared to the ZSE20A's IP40. ZSE20B is vacuum rated, while the ZSE20BF is rated for both vacuum and a low positive pressure range. Each model in the ZSE20 family offers a 3-screen, 3-color display. The main screen shows the curent measured value in red or green, while two sub-screens can display the setting label and its numeric value in orange. Delay time for the switch output can be as brief as 1.5 ms, while current consumption is held to 35 mA or less. ZSE20B(F) is UL/CSA, CE and RoHS compliant, with an IP65 enclosure rating.
The ZSE20C(F) series is a high-precision digital pressure switch offering compatibility with both compressed air and non corrosive liquids. Compared to the ZSE20, the ZSE20C(F) adds a 2nd switch output, as well as an analog output, either voltage or current. The ZSE20C(F) also has an IP65 protection rating, compared to the ZSE20's IP40. ZSE20C is vacuum rated, while the ZSE20CF is rated for both vacuum and a low positive pressure range. Each model in the ZSE20 family offers a 3-screen, 3-color display. The main screen shows the curent measured value in red or green, while two sub-screens can display the setting label and its numeric value in orange. Delay time for the switch output can be as brief as 1.5 ms, while current consumption is held to 35 mA or less. ZSE20C(F) is UL/CSA, CE and RoHS compliant.
The ZSE1 series is a compact, vacuum pressure switch available in a single setting with hysteresis adjustment, a double setting/ double output type or an analog output type with hysteresis adjustment. The ZSE1 is lightweight and the optional plug-in connector makes wiring easy and simple.
The ZSE2 series is a compact, pressure switch (for vacuum pressure) and can be integrated with ZX or ZR vacuum systems. The ZSE2 series pressure switch has a quick response time of 10mS and the plug connector option makes wiring easy and simple.
The ZSM1 series diaphragm type vacuum switch is available in a solid state non-contact or a reed type design. The ZSM1 has a response time of 100 ms. It is lightweight, compact and has a long life. The ZSM1 has a standard shield plate that prevents external interference.