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Even baby sea otters need pressure switchesWhen the Oregon Coast Aquarium needed a reliable pressure switch for its ozone filtration system, it turned to the World Magnetics range of reliable switches. The USA manufacturer, represented exclusively in the UK by Variohm EuroSensor, supplied its DesignFlex PSF103 high current pressure switch to monitor the pressure within the critical filtration system that supplies safe water to the many residents of the Aquarium. One such resident is the rescued sea otter pup, Schuster.
The modular Designflex switch series has a wide range of standard options for mounting and porting, and is also easily customised for application specific features. With a choice of polyurethane and Teflon diaphragms these options include field adjustable set point, controllable hysteresis for precise deadband setting, and factory calibrated versions for tamperproof use as well as full military spec versions. The range is characterised by exceptionally long working life and extremely high reliability. The full DesignFlex range includes ultra sensitive pressure, vacuum and differential pressure switches covering a pressure range from 0.25 to 4137mbar.
Variohm EuroSensor provides a complete service for the DesignFlex range and is on hand to help customers choose the best pressure switches for their application.
Schuster, meanwhile, is doing well at the aquarium. The pup was barely two months old when he was found motherless on the beach. Caretakers at the aquarium suspect his mother was eaten by a shark, and Schuster also bore lacerations that suggested he'd probably been involved in a scuffle himself. The Oregon Coast Aquarium is the home to the largest sea otter population to exist on the Oregon coast since the early twentieth century when they became officially extinct in the state.
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