Can you check the status of any of your company’s vacuum-driven equipment without taking a look at the physical equipment? Would you even know if there were any sort of problem? If you’ve answered no to either of these questions, then there’s a very good chance that vacuum switches are a good fit for your organization.
Vacuum Switches provide a completely integrated, digital solution designed to monitor vacuum status. Vacuum sensor and switch outputs are integrated into ultra-compact, lightweight units. Easy push-button calibration eliminates the need for tools.
Available in either easy-to-read LCD with backlit or LED readouts which display the current measured value as well as set points and output mode information. Vacuum sensor switch outputs are digital NPN or PNP and analog, with simple programming and multiple application features such as failure prediction and window comparator. Vacuum sensor switches can be integrated directly onto many vacuum generators.
Take a look at all of the following examples and think about which might best suit your firm’s specific needs. Then you can add pneumatic vacuum switches with ease.
Types Of Vacuum Switches On The Market
Consider the well established ZSE line, which has given rise to the popular ZSE1 compact vacuum pressure switch. It’s offered in an easy single setting system that comes with hysteresis adjustment as well as both double setting and double output options.
You may also prefer an analog output type, which still supports hysteresis adjustment. It’s a lightweight design that supports an optional plug-in connector. That makes wiring it every bit as simple as it is easy.
That being said, you don’t have to worry if you have a tendency to incorporate other electrical components either. Electro-pneumatic air regulators and other similar components have naturally become quite popular over the years because they’ve helped to supply so many different solutions to people with niche requirements. Technicians who find themselves working with these specific types of requirements shouldn’t notice any differences when doing so.
Compatibility Options Offered By Vacuum Switches
Those who are familiar with how to use more traditional pneumatic switches are already familiar with the way that they can deploy vacuum switches. In spite of the fact that these represent an opposite flow of air, they’re otherwise almost identical. That makes them a perfect option for those who want to force a level of vacuum power down one potential path or another.
Regardless of which particular type you pick, you’ll be able to consider devices that include an integrated digital indicator like we previously discussed. This technology is quickly becoming vital for anyone who has to do even a slight amount of work with otherwise complex or particularly sophisticated components.
Consider the fact that many parts can fail if they’re operated even slightly out of spec. That can cause a fairly severe breakdown to occur almost suddenly. You might not even be able to see it coming if you don’t use some sort of indicator circuit or other attachment to ensure that the level of vacuum force passing through their switch is right on.
If it isn’t, then an indicator will let you know and point out to you that some adjustments might be needed. Failure prediction might even be a more important feature for those who are concerned about checking each aspect of their equipment for complete adherence to specifications.
Keep in mind that there are always two sets of specifications in every install. One is the set that you define for yourself. You have to make sure that you aren’t going over your original specifications, but at the same time, you don’t want to do too little. After all, you might not be able to get the level of work done that you need to if you don’t keep your eye on the amount of work performed by a specific installation.
That being said, at the same time, you’re going to want to ensure that you don’t violate the manufacturer’s initial requirements. An actuator that doesn’t have enough air moving through it will only open partially, which could cause a drastic loss of pressure and possibly some other kind of catastrophic failure. Too much pressure will potentially cause the actuator to burst open.
Static electricity can cause problems as well, which is why so many people have invested in bar ionizers and other pieces of equipment that are designed to alleviate this fact. That being said, you want to pay attention to vacuum levels as well. Fortunately, these switches support so many standards that you shouldn’t find it at all difficult to integrate one into your current workflows.
Finding A Vacuum Switch That Works For You
NPN and PNP are the two basically ways that anyone could design a multiple switching circuits, so you’re probably familiar with this concept from transistor design and many other places. By providing support for both of these standards, the ZSE series of components have been able to do the job in terms of vacuum power that’s normally reserved for transistors in the world of electricity.
As a result, you can incorporate them into any situation where you need something switched on or off repetitiously by the presence of vacuum power. Some, like the ZSE40A series, make it easy to spot abnormal values by providing a large two-color display that lets you check them at a glance. The settings of the base pressure switch are able to be copied to ten different remote units, which can drastically reduce the amount of working setting these up. It also helps to drastically reduce the risk of experiencing mistakes when doing so.
Other features have included a wide variety of different piping variations as well as compliance with CE, UL, CSA and RoHS requirements. By this point, you’re probably thinking of plenty of situations where you might want to use a series of switches like this.
Connect Your Vacuum Switches With Orange Coast Pneumatics
All you need to operate these are a few pieces from Orange Coast Pneumatics. Our selections can help ensure that you always have an accurate picture of all of the equipment that you deploy in your day-to-day operations.
Take a moment to jot down your specific requirements and how many different places you could so. Once you’re done, take just a little more time to contact us online and let us know about them. We’ll work to help you get everything you need to do your next job the right way.