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? The advantages are based on the seamless design of their measuring system. This solution enables permanently stable repeatability and, simultaneously, eliminates the risk of leakage.
Bellows measuring systems are based on a mature manufacturing technology. The production of metal bellows, for instance from stainless steel or perhaps a copper alloy, takes place in a number of steps. Circular discs are first cut from a flat little bit 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 through the use of forming tools at high pressure, and then 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 necessary 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 process connection. Its other end is in touch with the transmission mechanism. This means that the instrument has a fully seamless measuring system without the need for any rubber sealing materials and the risk of leakage is eliminated. This feature makes pressure switches with metal bellows suitable for a wide range of applications. Process reliability can be guaranteed with liquid media.
Permanent accuracy
A metal bellows changes its length good 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 includes a high linearity. The switch differential, which is precisely adjusted via 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 information on pressure switches with metal bellows, e.g. models PSM-520, PSM-550 and PSM-700, are available on the WIKA website. Sleeping would like to buy pressure switches with metal bellows? Inside our WIKA online-shop you will find a few of our standard designs. When you have any questions, your contact will gladly help you.

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