Tech Bulletin: Issue 3, September 2018

Madison Enjoys Successful Events in Minneapolis and San Jose

Madison Company has wrapped up an active Summer trade show season, connecting with thousands of attendees at two premier industrial events.

In June, Madison visited Minneapolis for Design2Part Upper Midwest, the region's largest contract manufacturing trade show. We had a great time meeting face-to-face with friends and customers, new and old, to discuss existing and potential projects. We were able to showcase our products to a wide range of engineers, designers and buyers in the contract manufacturing world.

Later that month, Madison traveled to San Jose for Sensors Expo, the industry's largest event dedicated to sensors, connectivity, and systems. Madison appreciated a terrific opportunity to forge new relationships with many attendees and showcase its many solutions for water level sensing.

Both events allowed us to learn about many attendees’ upcoming projects involving fluid level sensing. The opportunity to discuss the successes they were having and the challenges they were facing opened further dialogue regarding engineering requirements, quality specifications, delivery hurdles, JIT challenges and more.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at these events. If we weren't able to connect at the show and you'd like more information about level sensing solutions, give Madison a call at 203-488-4477 or contact us at info@madisonco.com. Our staff is ready to work with you to design products to meet your specific needs.

Featured Application: Field Adjustable Sensors

Wouldn't it be nice to have a universal float switch that would fit in any tank, regardless of its size? Inventory SKUs could be reduced down to one or two and costly assembly mistakes could be avoided. While there is no "one size fits all", Madison does offer certain point level and continuous level float switches with field adjustability. OEMs can adjust the stem to the desired length and still maintain the full functionality of the float switch. Bills of materials, work instructions and inventory just became a lot simpler, as well as saving money and time. As an example, one of our customers was able to reduce the number of needed float switches for his application from 20 down to 5!

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Featured Animation: Single-Point Liquid Level Sensors

Since 1959, Madison Company has been manufacturing single-point float level sensors in the United States of America. Madison float switches are a proven solution for fluid level detection: learn how they work in this helpful animation!

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Featured Product: Stainless Float Switches for Oil/Gas Applications

Liquid level float switches and sensors play a much more important part in the oil and gas industry then they did years ago. It is no longer enough to monitor storage tank levels - equipment manufacturers and system integrators need mechanisms to monitor effluent tanks, oil/water interfaces, hydraulic reservoirs, storage pits, etc. Not controlling liquid levels accurately can result in costly fines, ruined equipment and a damaged environment. However, oil-based processes generally take place in harsh, high temperature environments, limiting the materials traditionally used for liquid level float switches and sensors.

In years past, the combination of a brass stem and Buna-N float offered a cost effective level sensing option for applications involving lubrication, recovery, refining and fuel processing. However, various industries, concerned with rising prices of brass, combined with California Proposition 65 are reconsidering stainless steel float switches for oil-based applications such as lubricating oils, hydraulic oils, gasoline and diesel fuel.

The M5000, M5400, M5600 and M5900 series float switches are designed to withstand challenging applications such as high heat, corrosion, and viscosity and can easily replace brass/Buna versions. Several of these products are UL Haz. Loc. listed, which can be a requirement when handling and storing flammable and combustible materials.