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Mechanical Floats for Float Switches (Types 102110, 102120, 102130)


  • Mechanical spherical, cylinder, or special floats
  • Material: stainless steel 1.4571, titanium, with NiMo alloy
  • Surfaces: blank, pickled, electrolytically polished, passivated
  • Flexibility in the mounting method (e.g. mounting bracket with hole, etc.) and the magnet position
  • Applicable in almost all media
  • For pressures greater than 100 bars

Customer benefits

  • Process reliable

High process reliability can only be ensured with a high quality level. Other than burst pressure tests and material analyses under the scanning electron microscope each body undergoes a full leak test. For traceability reasons we produce initial sample test reports according to VDA and certificates according to DIN EN 10204.

  • Flexible, economical

We have a flexible approach to your product needs: on top of many already-existing float variants (which provides you with a price advantage due to the tool costs that do not apply here) we gladly support you with the design engineering of application-oriented floats (FEM method).
Another decisive advantage: you receive everything from a single source. This includes stamping, pulling of the half-shells, installing, welding, checking, refining surfaces, and/or certificate creation. We offer flexibility and cost effectiveness at the same time.

  • Versatile

As a system partner we offer different materials and surface properties for your medium. Processes in hygienic applications can be secured with it. The mounting of the float switch to the body is possible through a wide range of possibilities such as ring, loops, threaded rod, round bar, etc.


Supplier of the following applications:

  • Thermostat baths
  • Shipbuilding
  • Central lubrication systems
  • Gasoline stations
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Industrial machinery
  • Car wash installations
  • Coolant monitoring
  • Pet food control
  • Condensation drain
  • Motor test stand
  • Ventilation systems
  • Drainage systems


Level measurement technology

The functionality is based on the Archimedean principle and is therefore without current.

A float with an integrated magnet moves with the filling level of the medium along a sliding-tube in which one or more reed contacts are firmly cast in position. The variation of the filling level causes the float with the magnets to undergo a buoyancy/downthrust. If the level is consistent with the position of the reed contacts then the reed contact is either opened or closed depending on the application. As a result, level monitoring is guaranteed.

A float is a hollow body that swims on top of the medium because of its density. The density – the relationship of the mass to the volume – can be adjusted with the help of the wall thickness and the diameter depending on the pressure load that is required of the respective medium. For aggressive media a version out of titanium or NiMo alloy can be selected instead of the standard stainless steel version.  The surface is available in blank, pickled, or passivated form. Hygienic applications can use the electrolytically-polished surface. Depending on the type of float switch we offer different mounting methods at the float. 

Condensation drain technology

Condensation drains have the purpose of discharging incidental liquids or condensation from compressed air, gas, and steam systems and then to close it off to the gaseous medium. This occurs over the float controls that are installed in the cases. These control systems are controls that automatically open and close a valve passage without control from the outside. For float controls this occurs purely mechanically over the buoyancy of the float.