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

What advantages do pressure switches with metal bellows offer and what’s the basis for these? Sampler derive from the seamless design of these measuring system. This solution enables permanently stable repeatability and, as well, eliminates the risk of leakage.
Bellows measuring systems are based on an adult manufacturing technology. The production of metal bellows, for instance from stainless steel or perhaps a copper alloy, occurs in a number of steps. Circular discs are first cut from a flat piece of metal, and they are then shaped into cup-shaped objects. They are 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 by using forming tools at ruthless, and then are trimmed to the designed size. Within 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 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 contact with the transmission mechanism. Because of this the instrument includes a fully seamless measuring system without the need for any rubber sealing materials and the chance of leakage is eliminated. This feature 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 in line with the pressure. When a defined switch point is reached, it triggers the switching function via 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, which is precisely adjusted with a specific calibrated spring system, remains correspondingly constant. This ensures the accuracy of pressure control and switching, even over an extended 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 would like to buy pressure switches with metal bellows? In our WIKA online-shop you will discover a few of our standard designs. When you have any questions, your contact will gladly help you.

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