Float Type Level Switches Supporting a Wide Range of Applications


Float Type Level Switches Supporting a Wide Range of Applications

RIKO Float Technology has successfully miniaturized a level switch capable of turning on and off as it detects the balance of liquid in a tank using a uniquely structured float. As a result, the company is able to supply level switches for all types of applications ranging from large to small tanks.

"Our float type level switches are made of plastic, and metal, namely, stainless steel. Plastic switches are designed for use in either water or oil applications. More specifically, switches made of polypropylene (PP) are used for water applications, and a product made of a material called NBR is used for oil-based applications. Stainless steel switches are suited for high temperature applications and can be used with either water or oil."          The nitrile rubber float developed by the company features an independently closed micro-cell foam inside. As a result, the float never loses buoyancy even if it gets damaged or a hole forms in any part. Furthermore, because of the excellent resistance against oils and high flexibility of molding shapes, the company was also able to commercialize level switches for small tanks containing oils or chemicals.

"Float type level switches were originally used widely in the industrial equipment field , but now they’re also used often with medical devices, consumer electronics, and automotive related applications. In fact, these types of switches are now frequently used in medical related applications, so rather than being used as level switches for water or oil, they’re used in chemical applications to monitor the levels of various types of liquids."

At RIKO Float Technology, a single employee is assigned to each customer to handle everything from sales to technology development, and as a result, the company is able to propose customized products and advance with efforts to lower costs. Now, the company plans to expand its sales channels in Europe and Southeast Asia, aiming for 20% growth annually.

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