Emerson All-in-One GO Switch Magnetic Position Sensors Replace Troublesome Mechanical Switches in Tough Services
Jane Alexander | April 4, 2017
GO Switch magnetic position sensors from Emerson Process Management (Austin, TX) offer an all-in-one-type proximity sensor and limit-switch solution for end users across industry.
Rated for a wide range of applications, GO Switches, according to the manufacturer, enable intelligent and efficient process management under the most demanding conditions while providing higher reliability, cost savings, and less downtime. A unique mechanism driven by rare-earth magnets is key to the devices’ consistent, durable sensing and control capabilities.
The GO Switch product lineup includes the following designs:
• Hazardous Area Certified: Suitable for use in flameproof/explosion-proof, non-incendive, intrinsically safe hazardous areas with IECEx, ATEX, GOST, InMetro, UL, CSA, JIS, KOSHA, and NEPSI.
• General Purpose. Quality engineered to meet ordinary location requirements. Suitable for use in multiple industries, such as automotive, marine, military vehicles, manufacturing, amusement parks, material handling, gaming and entertainment, and heavy equipment. Setting the standard for reliable performance.
• Nuclear Qualified. Units qualified, and tested to meet AP1000 requirements. Designed for long-life dependability in containment LOCA, containment non-LOCA (Harsh Duty), and Mild duty applications.
• Extreme (High- and Low-) Temperature. Rated for continuous operation in high temperatures up to 204°C (400 F). Especially useful in steam turbines as well as high heat boilers, dryers, steel processing, and aluminum die-casting. Extreme low temperatures as low as -60°C (-76°F).
• Submersible. Available with subsea connectors for continuous submersion. GO Switch submersible sensors work at depths of up to 7,010 m/23,000 ft and offer trouble-free position sensing in applications such as offshore oil platforms, lock and dam gates, ships and vessels, pin-placement detection, wastewater rendering areas, bilge level, high-pressure washdown, draw bridges, and subsea valve position monitoring.
• High-Pressure. Options up to 960 bar (10,000 psi). Typical application includes hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders.
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