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Welcome to our Blog page. Our mission is to provide you with technical information that will help you better understand our pressure and temperature instruments. These blogs will provide knowledge and information that will help guide you to make the correct selection of instruments for your industries and applications.

Bobby Gemelas, Product Manager

Bobby Gemelas is the Product Manager for Industrial Transducers and Switches. In his time at Ashcroft, he has been part of several Product Management teams, including Transducers, Mechanical Switches, Electronic Pressure Switches, Digital Gauge, Temperature and RTDs/Thermocouples.

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pressure switch | deadband

By: Bobby Gemelas, Product Manager
September 26th, 2022

A pressure switch can help ensure safe, reliable measurements for an application, but only if you fully understand the physics of its mechanics and the various nuances such as the setpoint, reset point and deadband. But what does deadband mean and how does it apply to a pressure switch? This article will explain the meaning of deadband and how it works so you can help ensure continued accuracy for your application.

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Calibration | zero and span

By: Bobby Gemelas, Product Manager
June 20th, 2022

Your pressure sensors are an important part of your application, ensuring accurate and reliable measurements and the safety of your process and its operators. To keep your processes working properly, recalibration of your sensors may be necessary over time. Sensors can degrade over time as components are exposed to wear, temperature and cycling. This can lead to a loss of stability and drift in the output signal of the sensor away from its published specification.

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Pressure Instruments | pressure switch

By: Bobby Gemelas, Product Manager
February 28th, 2022

Pressure switches are important components in your application and accurate and reliable pressure measurements are key to ensuring a safe and efficient process. An incorrectly specified pressure switch could lead to actuation errors, damaged equipment, worker injury or other dangerous issues.

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electronic pressure switch | pressure switch

By: Bobby Gemelas, Product Manager
August 2nd, 2021

Everyone’s application is different, requiring a wide range of instrumentation for measuring and monitoring. Luckily, there’s a product available for almost everyone now, especially in the pressure switches market. But how do you know what pressure switch is right for your process?