Pressure switches with metal bellows: Stable repeatability, no risk of leakage

What advantages do pressure switches with metal bellows offer and what’s the basis for these? Advantages are based on the seamless design of their measuring system. This solution enables permanently stable repeatability and, at the same time, eliminates the chance of leakage.
Attack measuring systems derive from an adult manufacturing technology. The production of metal bellows, for example from stainless steel or a copper alloy, takes place in a number of steps. Protected are first cut from the flat little bit of metal, and they are then shaped into cup-shaped objects. They’re softened through an annealing process in a furnace at a lot more than 600 �C and then drawn into long, thin-walled and seamless tubes.
Constant elasticity
The tubes are corrugated through the use of forming tools at high pressure, and are trimmed to the designed size. Within the next stage, the spring-like metal cylinders are pressed together in accordance with the specified dimensions (length, outer and inner diameter). This creates the constant elasticity necessary for the stable repeatability of the movement. In the ultimate step, the bellows are degreased and passivated, i.e. given a protective coating against corrosion.
Bellows manufactured from stainless steel for pressure switches
Seal-free functionality
In a pressure switch, the metal bellows is brazed or welded to the process connection. Its other end is in touch with the transmission mechanism. Therefore the instrument includes a fully seamless measuring system without the need for any rubber sealing materials and the risk of leakage is eliminated. Dead makes pressure switches with metal bellows ideal for an array of applications. Process reliability can be guaranteed with liquid media.
Permanent accuracy
A metal bellows changes its length good pressure. Whenever a defined switch point is reached, it triggers the switching function with a transmission mechanism. If the pressure drops or rises again, the bellows returns to its original shape and the switch contact returns to its original position.
The expansion movement of a metal bellows has a high linearity. The switch differential, that is precisely adjusted with a specific calibrated spring system, remains correspondingly constant. This ensures the accuracy of pressure control and switching, even over a long period of time.
Note
Detailed home elevators pressure switches with metal bellows, e.g. models PSM-520, PSM-550 and PSM-700, are available on the WIKA website. You would like to buy pressure switches with metal bellows? Inside our WIKA online-shop you will discover a few of our standard designs. In case you have any questions, your contact will gladly help you.

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