March 23 2018
One of the newest additions to Major Electronix is the line of pressure gauges & thermometers from DuraChoice. They are available in varying dial sizes, with stainless steel housings which resist corrosion. Pressure gauges can be dry or liquid filled, with lower mount or center back mounted brass fittings. Thermometers are either fixed or adjustable. Both the pressure gauges and thermometers have dual scales, showing either PSI/Bar or Fahrenheit/Celsius. These gauges are made for use in different industrial applications.
The pressure gauges come in dial sizes from 1-1/2" to 4", with pressure ranges from 0-15 PSI up to as much as 0-15,000 PSI. Fittings can have 1/8", 1/4", or 1/2" NPT thread sizes. The liquid filled gauges have glycerin oil, which helps to keep the parts lubricated and reduce vibration. The dry pressure gauges provide a cost-effective solution and their housing is painted black. The oil filled gauges have polycarbonate windows, while the windows in the dry pressure gauges are glass. They can be used in a number of different industries such as food processing, oil refinement, and scientific work. Also available are oil filled or dry utility vacuum pressure gauges which measure -30HG to 0 PSI or -30HG to 30 PSI.
The line of thermometers, or temperature gauges, come with 3" or 5" dials, with 2-1/2", 4", 6" or 9" stem lengths. They also feature calibration dials. The adjustable models are ideal for spaces that are not easy to access. They work well in many areas, particularly refrigeration units, air conditioning, and food processing. Also available are thermowells, which work with the fixed bi-metal thermometers to protect them from corrosion. The thermometer stem sits inside the thermowell which is able to conduct heat. A thermometer can also be removed without damaging the tested object when a thermowell is used. Thermowells are made from stainless steel and have stem sizes that correspond to the thermometers.