May 20, 2021
Lawrenceville, GA – WIKA’s new FlexWindow™ option offers a versatile alternative to the traditional pressure gauge vent plug.
Liquid-filled gauges are excellent solutions for applications with vibration, pulsation, shock, exposure to the elements, and other adverse conditions.
Liquid-filled gauges are susceptible to internal pressure build-up, requiring pressure compensation. The traditional mechanism for pressure compensation in liquid-filled gauges is a manually operated vent valve. Traditional liquid-filled gauges also have a large air bubble that can impair operators’ ability to accurately read the gauge.
Hardy Orzikowski, Senior Product Manager says, “These challenges led us to develop the new FlexWindow™ option for select WIKA pressure gauges.
WIKA’s new, patented FlexWindow will compensate for pressure build-up due to changes in ambient temperature.
This innovative new gauge window is made with liquid silicone rubber (LSR), and offers several advantages over pressure gauges with the traditional polycarbonate window and vent plug.”
Some of these advantages include:
This new option is currently available on the 2-1/2” version of models 213.53, 233.53, 233.54, and 233.55, with plans to expand availability in the future. Read this blog post for more details, and contact us at [email protected] with any inquiries.
For 75 years, WIKA has continuously advanced instrumentation for pressure, temperature, level, and flow measurement. Leveraging decades of experience, we developed a broad selection of stock and custom instrumentation as well as engineering services to support plant safety, productivity, and profitability. A global leader in lean manufacturing, WIKA has manufacturing locations around the globe, which enables flexibility and the ability to meet high delivery demands. www.wika.us