Flow switch Type VKX05


The flow switch comprises a paddle system to whose end a permanent magnet is attached. Above this magnet is a reed contact, located outside the flow of fluid. A second magnet creates the force necessary to reset the switch back to the no flow position.
When the flow being monitored pushes against the paddle system, the paddle swings away. This changes the position of the magnet in relation to the reed contact and thus activates the contact.
As soon as the flow is interrupted, the paddle moves back to its starting position, thus activating the reed contact once again. The force necessary to push the magnet back is provided by the two magnets repelling each other. Using magnetic force instead of the usual leaf spring means that the switch is considerably more stable in the long term and much less sensitive to pressure peaks.


Switching function Contact closes at increasing flow
Nominal diameter range Applicable in DN 50...150
Pressure rating PN 10
Medium temperature max. 100 °C
Ambient temperature max. 70 °C
Electrical connection 1.5 m PVC jacket cable
Switching current max. 1 A
Switching voltage max. 230 VAC, 48 VDC oder 24 VAC, 42 VDC
Rating max. 26 VA, 20 W
Protection class EN 60730-1 IP65
 Flow switch Type VKX05