At Fluid Controls, we supply a vast range of pressure switches and fittings from pressure experts Norgren. In this blog, we look at their product line in more detail, as well as taking a closer look at how Norgren pressure switches work, what pressure switches to use and how they work in conjunction with air compressors.
Norgren’s pressure switches and fittings are important components in pneumatic applications as they improve safety and operation. Pressure switches are critical when pressure monitoring for when higher functionality is needed. While fittings are of vital importance because they connect crucial parts together and make them operate more smoothly.
An electronic pressure switch is a device that is designed to monitor a process pressure and provides an output when a set pressure has been reached. It does this, by applying pressure to either a diaphragm or a piston to generate force. Another use of a pressure switch is to detect the presence of fluid pressure.
Most pressure switches currently use a diaphragm or bellow as the sensing element. The sensing element’s movement is used to actuate one or more switch contact to either indicate an alarm or initiate a control action.
In today’s market, there are a variety of different pressure switches that you can select. At the forefront is Norgren’s offer. Fluid Controls is partnered with Norgren, meaning we can supply their complete range. Norgren offers two main types of pressure switches: electro-mechanical pressure switches and electronic pressure switches.
If you are looking for an electro-mechanical pressure switch, we recommend Norgren’s Electro-Mechanical Pressure Switch Pneumatic. With its high number of switching cycles, micro switch with gold plated contacts and its vibration resistance of up to 15g, it is hard to beat.
When it comes to air compression, air compressor pressure switches are necessary components in any set-up. The main reason they are recommended is they help to measure the pressure inside your air tank. It is then used to switch off your compressor when your air tank reaches the desired air pressure.
Another advantage is that an air compressor pressure switch will allow you to go about your work in confidence, as it helps your machinery maintain the correct pressure level. The switch also has the ability to turn on your compressor when the tank air pressure levels have dropped and there is a need for more air.
Norren has one of the widest ranges of fittings available in the industry. Their product portfolio includes composite, push in, pneumatic compression fittings and more. Two of their better known fittings are their push in pneumatic fittings and pneumatic compression fittings.
Their range of push in pneumatic fittings are compact units featuring retained collets and positive tube anchorage. Further features include silicone free O-ring seals; easy tube insertion for fast assembly; reliability; and corrosion resistance. They can be used for quick and simple assembly of pneumatic circuits.