Pump controls are found in any application where it is necessary to monitor and regulate aspects of pump operation and liquid flow — such as pressure and volume — through a pump. Pump controls can act as switches, turning flow or injection on or off, or can be used to govern and control flow rates on a constant basis. A high-quality pump control must be constructed from high-quality components because quality and reliability are vital to ensuring that the pump control operates as required.
Why Are High-Quality Pump Controls Important?
The failure or malfunction of a pump control can cause numerous serious outcomes. These include:
Injury to users of a pump or those near it
Damage or destruction of other equipment, such as valves or pipes
Damage to the surrounding area
For these reasons, it is essential to select a superior pump control that meets or exceeds the standards of your application.
Pump Control Applications
Pump controls are found in any industry and application where liquid flow must be regulated or where liquid levels must be monitored. Uses include:
Level pump control — These types of pump controls monitor the level of a liquid in a vessel and trigger a pump to start once a certain level is reached. A vast number of industries use these controls, including manufacturing, waste removal and HVAC.
Pump control switch — A pump control switch is used to start or stop the function of a pump based on the liquid level. A standard application of this switch is to stop the pump once all liquid has been removed, so it isn’t damaged through dry operation. Pump control switches are found in applications such as wells and sewage infrastructure.
Flow regulation — Pump controls also can be used to facilitate flow rate and direction in order to achieve laminar flow through a pipe or valve. This ensures greater accuracy and more reliable flow.
Working With Thomas Products LTD
While pump controls are ubiquitous across nearly all industries, they aren’t all alike. Differences in quality, construction and customization can have a major impact on the operation of pump controls — and their supported components as well. Thomas Products LTD uses only the highest-quality materials to ensure reliability, and works closely with our customers to provide the solution they need, from standard to fully customized products. Search our inventory to find the pump control that’s right for your application.