Vacuum Switches

Tectra Automation’s extensive range of vacuum pressure switches, from leading drive & control manufacturers Schmalz, provide accurate monitoring of vacuum suction pads across a wide range of applications. Renowned for quality and reliability, these hydraulic pressure switches are ideal for any application with working pressures up to 600 bar & IP65 protection.

Vacuum Switches VS-V-W-D-K(-2C)

Schmalz has developed the VS-V-W-D-K(-2C) vacuum switch for use in vacuum systems for safety monitoring.


Vacuum Switches VS-V-W-D

Schmalz has developed the VS-V-W-D Electronic vacuum switch for system monitoring of vacuum systems from -1 bar to 0 bar.


Vacuum Switches VS-V-SA / SD

Schmalz has developed the VS-V-SA / SD electronic vacuum switch for measurement of vacuum values, from -1 bar to 0 bar, close to the suction pad.


Vacuum Switches VS-V-PM / EM-ST

Schmalz VS-V-PM / EM-ST mechanical vacuum switch for process monitoring where an electric or pneumatic signal related is required.


Vacuum Switches VS-V-D

Electronic vacuum switches VS-V-D from Schmalz have been designed for contentious system monitoring of vacuum systems.


Vacuum Switches VS-V-AH / AV-T

Schmalz has developed the VS-V-AH / AV-T electronic vacuum switch for system monitoring of vacuums in very dynamic handling systems.


Vacuum Switches VS-V

Schmalz has developed the VS-V universal type electronic vacuum switch for safety monitoring and optimisation of cycle times and regulation circuits.

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Frequently asked questions:

What is a vacuum pressure switch?
These are designed to monitor and detect pressure changes in a vacuum in order to ensure its safe operation. Once the pressure reaches or surpasses the set pressure point in the system, the vacuum switch opens of closes the system’s electrical connection.
What is a vacuum switch used for?
This is an electronic or mechanical device, that controls the electrical supply to a vacuum system, as well as the pressure in the system, making it safe to operate.
Is a pressure switch the same as a vacuum switch?
A vacuum switch is a type of pressure switch.
A pressure switch measures pressure in a hydraulic or pneumatic system, ensuring they operate within specific (safe) pressure parameters.
Vacuum pressure switches, similarly, measure pressure changes in a vacuum. By controlling the electrical supply to the vacuum system, they ensure the system does not exceed safe pressure parameters.
How to you adjust a vacuum pressure switch?
This is done by adjusting the set point, or set screw.


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