Electromechanical vs. Solid State Pressure Switches
Solon's electromechanical pressure switches come in a variety of configurations that are suitable for many applications, from simple to challenging requirements, Solon's modular design allows many features to be combined to build a variety of switch functions.
Solon Pressure Switches are unique due to their frictionless switching mechanism, which amplifies the movement of the switching element, resulting in improved life, repeatability and lower deadbands.
However, there may be circumstances where an electromechanical pressure switch is not suitable for a particular application. Some systems may require a solid state pressure switch, which are programmable solutions with one to four switch points and digital displays and outputs. Use the chart below to compare the features and benefits of using both mechanical and solid state pressure switches.
Choosing a Pressure Switch
Pressure switches are critical in fluid or gas control. Depending on your application, you may require a base model with no environmental considerations. However, challenging or rugged conditions may dictate a more robust model that includes weather-tight or explosion-proof options. Your Solon Manufacturing Co. application engineer will be able to help you determine product suitability and select a model appropriate to your needs.
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Performance Under Pressure
Solon Manufacturing Co. delivers confidence with every pressure switch product you receive. We are so committed to your satisfaction that we offer a 10-year guarantee on all pressure switch products*.
All Solon pressure switches are suitable for use in intrinsically safe systems because they are considered “simple apparatus,” which are very low power or passive devices that will not cause ignition. Simple devices may be safely integrated into IS systems when combined with intrinsically safe barriers. Solon suggests specifying gold contacts, which ensures reliable contact when used with the very low voltages and currents that the intrinsically safe barriers use.
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*Please read our terms and conditions for full details of our warranty, which is valid 12 months from invoice for workmanship and materials. The Solon Guarantee assures product will function as stated for the life of the product provided product is not misapplied. Products returned under Guarantee claim will be replaced or reworked at the Seller’s discretion. Guarantee registration form must be returned to the manufacturer once completed. The form does not need to be completed by a purchaser in order to be valid.