Rotary switches are operated by rotation. A rotary switch is a portable, versatile and cost-effective tool that is designed to fulfil a myriad of purposes. In this article, we will be looking at some of the important uses of rotary tools and rotary switches. Continue reading
Instead of recharging the battery of your vehicle, you have an option of switching it. This means that you are able to go to any battery switching place and have them change your battery; unlike recharging your battery, this process is simple and does not take a lot of time. Continue reading
Level indicators are devices that are used to detect the level of liquids, powders and granular materials. These devices are used in numerous environments from small containers to lakes. There has been a significant advancement in sensor technologies; they are easy to use and portable. A liquid level sensing device can be placed on the wall of a container and within seconds an exact measurement will be displayed. Below we take a look at 3 different level sensors and their various applications. Continue reading
Limit switches are controlled by the motion of a mechanical part or presence of an object. Once a limit has been reached the device will operate the contacts to make or break an electrical connection. Limit switches are used in a variety of diverse applications in numerous industries.
At Switches International we understand that power outages are an inconvenience and a disruption to the daily functioning of homes and businesses. Backup generators have become a necessity throughout South Africa due to the inconsistent supply of power from our utility company. Home and business owners who operate generators will understand the functional importance of Automatic Transfer Switches. Continue reading
The current electricity crisis in South Africa has resulted in many home and business owners considering alternative options. As we can no longer rely on an uninterrupted power supply from our utility company, we must find a sustainable solution. The use of solar power has been viewed as the best solution as it is a renewable source of energy that is ideally suited to our sunny climate. Switches International recognises the need for the availability of solar supplies. As a result we stock all the necessary solar requirements for your convenience. Continue reading
A solar inverter is an electronic device that is an essential component in a photovoltaic or solar PV system. The solar panels absorb sunlight and the solar inverter changes the electric current from DC to AC. As a result, the inverter allows the energy generated from sunlight to be used to power electronic appliances and systems. Continue reading
Switches International is a renowned supplier of high quality industrial switches and sensors. Formed in 1990, Switches International is a family run business that goes the extra mile to meet the specialised requirements of our valued customers. Our dedicated sales team and professional technical staff are at hand to assist with any queries regarding our products and services. Continue reading
Switches supply an extensive range of load cells from single point to spoke-type and tension link. But what is a load cell and what are their uses?
Load cells are used in a number of industries as a standard weight measuring device. Also referred to as strain gauges, these devices are able to measure a mechanical force like tension or compression and convert the measurement into an analogue or digital reading. When a load or weight is applied to a structure, the sensing element changes, from the use of an internal transducer, a measurement of weight can be recorded. Continue reading
A hygrometer or humidity sensor is a device that is used to measure the moisture content in an environment. Humidity measurement instruments usually rely on measurements of a quantity such as temperature, pressure, mass or a mechanical or electrical change in a substance as moisture is absorbed. By calibration and calculation, these measured quantities can lead to a measurement of humidity. Humidity sensors are used in both commercial and domestic environments.
If you require solar devices and equipment then Switches International has the solution. With Eskom’s current energy crisis, South Africans are looking for alternative energy sources. The popular choice for many home and business owners is solar power. This renewable source of energy is undoubtedly the way of the future. If you are considering this option then Switches International will provide you with the apparatus you need to get connected. Continue reading
There are many different pressure sensors on the market. This wide variety is largely attributed to the fact that there are many different materials which needed to be measured at a variety of ranges and in a variety of different conditions. This need to measure an array of materials has led to the development of a number of different pressure sensor designs.
South Africa is currently experiencing great difficulties with water and water infrastructure. The 2014 water crisis in Gauteng saw many homeowners living for extended periods of time without running water and having to visit designated water spots in order to get enough water to complete their daily hygiene routines.