Tech Bulletin: Issue 6, March 2019

Variously Sized Tanks? Madison Has Sensor Solutions!

                                                Sized Tanks? Madison Has
                                                Sensor Solutions!

Many commercial generators rely on remote fuel storage tanks for their fuel supply. However, these storage tanks can vary in configuration, with differing depths and widths.

Because of this variety, one generator supplier needed to inventory a number of different sized level sensors. Madison was able to devise an inventory system that provided sensors to the supplier as the need arose. An interesting benefit resulted from this project: the fuel supplier uncovered a costly problem while testing the sensors - they had actually been overfilling the tanks!

Do you have various sized tanks that require level sensing? Madison has a solution for you!

Featured Animation: Continuous Liquid Level Sensors from Madison Company

Featured Animation:
                                                      Continuous Liquid
                                                      Level Sensors from
                                                      Madison CompanyFor applications that require a precise, continuous level readout, Madison Company offers a line of float level sensors that detect a changing liquid level and send this information to a panel meter display. Madison continuous level float switches are a proven solution for fluid level detection: learn how they work in this helpful animation! Watch now >

Since 1959, Madison Company has been manufacturing float level sensors in the United States of America. Click to view our Continuous Float Level Sensor Series >

Fabulous Fun Facts: Is all bottled water the same?

Madison Company lives and breathes sensors, so of course we get a kick out of fun facts about sensor applications as well. See if you can guess where a sensor is used after you read this Fantastic Fun Fact! (Pssst: You'll find the answer in parentheses below!)

There are hundreds of bottled water brands out there, all claiming to be the best. The most natural. The purest.

But it's all just water, right? Shouldn't it basically taste the same?

Apparently not, according to some 100 mineral water sommeliers, who make a living tasting various waters and pairing them with different foods. Water actually has taste, based on its origin and the minerals and other components that are picked up on its journey to the bottle.

Cooks Illustrated says that calcium makes water taste milky and smooth; magnesium can be bitter; sodium makes it taste salty; and bits of decomposing plant matter impart an earthy, organic taste. In fact, certain culinary traditions are based largely on the taste of the local water - for example, New Yorkers claim that the water is what makes NY pizza and bagels taste amazing, and Kentucky's limestone-filtered water is perfect for making bourbon.

Who knew? We think we'll inspect the ingredients on our next bottle of water before we drink it!

(So where is the sensor? Many bottling plants use sensors in their filling machines!)

                                                          Fun Facts: Is
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Coming attractions: CT and TX

Madison Company will be exhibiting at two Design-2-Part trade shows this Spring. If you are able to attend one or both, please stop by our booth!

The first show on our calendar is the Texas Design-2-Part show in Grapevine, TX on March 13th and 14th. Visit us in Booth 320 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. Click here for free registration.

Our next stop will be the Southern New England Design-2-Part Show at Mohegan Sun Exposition Center in Uncasville, CT. This event will be held on April 24th and 25th. Click here for free registration. Visit Madison Company in Booth 425.

Our advancements in reed switch-based technology can assist you with your liquid level sensing project. Let Madison Company help you discover your solution.

To learn more about Design-2-Part's contract manufacturing trade shows, please visit: https://www.d2p.com

                                                        attractions: CT
                                                        and TX