Magnetically Actuated Level Switch withstands up to 1,000°F.

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Housed in 316L stainless steel, NEMA 4X enclosure, Model MS41 Magnetically Actuated Electric Switch features compact, dual-compartment design that isolates 10 A DPDT switching mechanism from corrosive environment. Trip point is infinitely adjustable along length of magnetic level gauge. Featuring cam action switching mechanism, unit has no bias springs, needs no maintenance, and is ATEX, FM, and CSA rated as explosion proof and intrinsically safe.

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K-TEK Announces MS41, Industry's Most Durable Magnetically Actuated Level Switch

Compact, dual-compartment design protects unique switching mechanism from corrosive environments; no maintenance required

Prairieville, LA (July 14, 2008) - K-TEK, a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art instrumentation for level measurement, today announced the MS41, the industry's most durable, magnetically actuated electric switch.

The MS41 features a compact, dual-compartment design that isolates the 10 A DPDT (double pole, double throw) switching mechanism from the environment.

Electrical connection is made through a hermetic seal within the enclosure that protects the internal mechanism from moisture and heat damage over an extended period of time. The rugged, NEMA 4X, stainless steel enclosure ensures the MS41 can be used in even the most corrosive, offshore environments and can handle a wide range of demanding uses, including high temperature (up to 1000°F/538°C) and high vibration applications, such as pump and compressor skids.

The MS41 Magnetically Actuated Electric Switch features a unique cam action switching mechanism. There are no bias springs to adjust or maintain as parts age, therefore the switch requires no maintenance - no cleaning and no operational checks -- and provides more reliable performance. The trip point is infinitely adjustable along the length of a magnetic level gauge without changing the process piping.

"The MS41 is the most durable, magnetically actuated switch on the market today," stated Kevin Hambrice, Director of Marketing and Customer Service at K-TEK. "The cam driven, snap action, bistable switch means no bias springs to maintain. And mounting and adjustment is easy...only a screwdriver is required. The stainless steel, dual-compartment chamber provides exactly the kind of robust housing needed for corrosive, offshore applications like oil rigs."

The MS41 switch can be used with K-TEK's KM26 Magnetic Level Gauge, LS Series Cage Level Instruments, or an external chamber that contains a magnetic float. The MS41 senses high or low levels within a vessel. The unique, magnetic coupling action eliminates the need for seals, diaphragm springs, or torque tubes because there is no physical contact with the process.

The switch is housed in a 316L stainless steel, dual compartment, NEMA 4X enclosure. It meets the requirements for use in hazardous areas and is ATEX, FM, and CSA rated as Explosion Proof and Intrinsically Safe.

Pricing & Delivery

K-TEK's MS41 Magnetically Actuated Electric Switches are available for immediate shipment. Prices start at $530. Quantity discounts are available.

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About K-TEK Corp.

K-TEK is a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art liquid and solids level instrumentation. Founded in 1975, the company pioneered the KM26 magnetic level gauge with extruded outlets and precision engineered floats and continues to set the pace in the industry with such innovations as AccuTrak(TM), the first SIL 2 certified (IEC 61508) magnetostrictive level transmitter; SureShot(TM), the first low cost, all digital design laser level and distance transmitter; Resonator(TM), the first vibrating fork switch that features a one-step, external calibration process, eliminating hassles with equipment covers; and MT5000, the industry's first guided wave radar level transmitter with full waveform digital readout and display. The company also manufactures ultrasonic transmitters and a full line of point level switches, plumb bob devices, and field controllers. K-TEK's products are used in over 300,000 installations worldwide in such applications as chemical processing, oil and gas production, power generation, pulp and paper processing, mining and construction, food and beverage manufacturing, and plastics manufacturing.

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