Mechanical vs electronic pressure switches: Application areas

When if you undertake a mechanical pressure switch so when should you rather decide for an electronic pressure switch? Inspiring offers advantages, but additionally has its limitations. Among other activities, you can find differences in the application areas for mechanical and electronic pressure switches. Considered of this will support you in your selection.
Application areas for mechanical pressure switches
Mechanical pressure switches are often used once the budget is bound and only individual switch points are essential. They are often found in safety-critical applications where they have an additional or redundant safety function. While they remain idle for years, they transmit an immediate switching signal when the pressure exceeds the preset critical switch point pressure. For process control, however, mechanical pressure switches aren’t the first choice in electronic systems, as they are often suffering from mechanical wear, causing signal drift and even premature failure.
Application areas for electronic pressure switches
Electronic pressure switches are used where several switch points and the stability and flexibility of the control are essential. They are perfect for automated equipment and control systems where programmable switches are preferred, because the desired setting for the switch point may change over the years. Whenever additional analogue output signals, an area indication by display or flexible adjustment and programming are needed, electronic pressure switches are the primary choice.
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Further information on mechanical pressure switches and electronic pressure switches are available on the WIKA website. Do you want to buy pressure switches? Inside our WIKA online shop you?ll find some of our standard versions.
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