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

What advantages do pressure switches with metal bellows offer and what’s the foundation for these? Advantages are based on the seamless design of these measuring system. This solution enables permanently stable repeatability and, as well, eliminates the risk of leakage.
Bellows measuring systems derive from an adult manufacturing technology. The production of metal bellows, for instance from stainless steel or a copper alloy, occurs in several steps. Circular discs are first cut from a 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 more than 600 �C and drawn into long, thin-walled and seamless tubes.
Constant elasticity
The tubes are corrugated through the use of forming tools at ruthless, and are trimmed to the designed size. In the next stage, the spring-like metal cylinders are pressed together relative to the specified dimensions (length, outer and inner diameter). This creates the constant elasticity needed for the stable repeatability of the movement. In the final 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 procedure connection. Its other end is in touch with the transmission mechanism. Because of this the instrument includes a fully seamless measuring system without the need for just about any rubber sealing materials and the risk of leakage is eliminated. This feature makes pressure switches with metal bellows suitable for an array of applications. Process reliability is also guaranteed with liquid media.
Tickled bellows changes its length good pressure. When 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 via 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 info on pressure switches with metal bellows, e.g. models PSM-520, PSM-550 and PSM-700, can be found on the WIKA website. You want to buy pressure switches with metal bellows? In our WIKA online-shop you will discover a few of our standard designs. For those who have any questions, your contact will gladly help you.

Leave a Comment