More about Vacuum Switches

Vacuum switches refer to a sort of pressure switch that works in the vacuum finish of the pressure ranges. They quantify vacuum pressure which is also known as negative pressure. Their main purpose is to control vacuum position and lock or unlock a link when there is an alteration in the vacuum amount of a fluid or gas. Vacuum switches are obtainable in different forms such as those yield signals for electro-mechanical, solid-state, or pneumatic switches upon attaining a particular vacuum amount. The most significant factor to consider is the vacuum band that is wanted for the switch to activate or the band over which lined production is wanted.


Vacuum switches may be having an electro-mechanical or solid-state switch building. The usual condition may be normally open or normal close. They may consist of a single-pole, double poles or extra than two poles. The tossing kind on a vacuum switch can be a single throw or double throw. The switch may be TTL compatible. Electrical characteristics of vacuum switches to consider include:

  • switched current
  • switched DC volts
  • switched AC volts

Vacuum switches could be acting in several positions such as a sensor component or chip, a sensor or transducer, an instrument or meter, a gauge or indicator, a plotter or totalizer, and a controller. A sensor element or chip denotes a “raw” component like a strain gauge, or single with no essential sign preparing or packaging. A sensor is a very sophisticated device with wrapping and/or signal to prepare that is driven and offers an output such as a Direct Current voltage, and a 4-20 mA current ring. An instrument or meter is an independent component that offers an output like a show nearby or at the device. Normally, they also comprise signal handling and/or preparing. A gauge or meter is a device that has a (typically analog) show and no electric yield like a tension meter. A plotter or totalizer is a tool that records, sums or tracks power dimension over time


Sensor technologies for vacuum switches include the following

  • Piston
  • Diaphragm
  • Strain gauge
  • Semiconductor piezo-resistive
  • Piezoelectric
  • MEMs
  • Variable capacitance
  • vibrating element

Other significant factors to study comprise switch precision, the kind of material to be measured, characteristics such as temperature compensation and temperature output and electrical output. Important working factors to consider comprise operational temperature, maximum shock, and maximum shaking.

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