by Mac Smith
Fluid level sensors, also known as magnetic float level sensors, use a magnet that has been sealed inside a float that changes positions with fluid levels to cause the opening or closing of a mechanical switch, either through direct contact or in proximity of a reed switch. With mechanical floats on the other hand, the float is directly connected to a micro switch.
For both examples level sensors, chemical compatibility, temperature, specific gravity (density), buoyancy, and viscosity affect the selection of the stem and the float. For example, larger floats may be used with liquids with that have an extremely low specific gravity, while still maintaining buoyancy. The choice of float material is also influenced by temperature-induced changes in specific gravity and viscosity - changes that directly affect buoyancy.
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