Flow Switch features in-line design.

Press Release Summary:

FS-380P is constructed with polypropylene housing, PPS composite pistons, 316 wetted parts, and fluorocarbon O-rings. Operating pressure is 200 psi @ 70 deg F and 100 psi @ 212 deg F. Fixed set points range from 0.25 to 2.0 gpm. Switch is offered with 3/8 in. MNPT or quick disconnect ports and selection of mating connections including NPT, BSP, barb, and tube connections. Switch action is SPST 10 VA, terminated with 24 in., 22 AWG wire leads.

Original Press Release:

Next Generation Polypropylene Inline Flow Switch: Rugged, Cost-Effective Alternative

PLAINVILLE, CT-Gems Sensors Inc. has developed the new FS-380P Series as an addition to their selection of field-proven brass and stainless steel OEM flow sensors. The molded Polypropylene, inline design is more tolerant of particulate and less susceptible to sticking than other designs. The low cost FS-380P internal design provides low pressure drop and convenient mounting in any attitude.

Operating pressures extend to 200 PSI @ 70°F and 100 PSI @ 212° , and are made of NSF and FDA compliant materials. Fixed set points range from 0.25 GPM to 2.0 GPM and accuracy is within 20% of the set point. Among the hundreds of suitable applications, the FS-380P is well suited for cooling protection on laser, semiconductor equipment, welders, chillers, and for water treatment/chemical distribution systems.

Designers have a choice of port connections: 3/8" MNPT or quick disconnect ports with a broad selection of mating connectors including NPT, BSP, barb and tube connections. The quick disconnect selection also includes John Guest(R) connectors-each available with an integral shutoff valve.

FS-380P housings are molded of Polypropylene, pistons are PPS composite, and other wetted parts include 316 stainless steel and fluorocarbon o-rings. The unit measures less than 5 inches in length and switch action is SPST 10 VA, terminated with 24", 22 AWG wire leads. The FS-380P flow switches carry the UL and CSA Pending approvals. List price is expected to be $70.00/unit, with substantial OEM quantity discounts.

Smarter Products, Better Solutions is how Gems Sensors is shaping the future of fluid sensing. For more than 50 years, the company has been the preferred supplier to thousands of companies serving the OEM, MRO, Process, Environmental, and Marine industries because of its innovative approach to sensor design, applications, and problem solving to meet customer-specific needs. Gems Sensors is a leading global manufacturer of liquid level, flow, and pressure sensors and solid-state relays and barriers.

For more product information, contact Gems Sensors, One Cowles Road, Plainville, Connecticut 06062. Phone: (800) 378-1600.

Agency: Creative Partners Group; 4053 Via Solano; Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274; Ph 310-378-8043; Fax 310 378-8053

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