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What Are the Benefits of Lean Manufacturing (and What is It?)

What Are the Benefits of Lean Manufacturing (and What is It?)

The Gems Sensors & Controls story began over 60 years ago with our first commercial success being a bilge switch for the small boating industry. Since 1955, our catalog has been continuously expanding and evolving, with each new product introduction stemming from a technology breakthrough or customer success story. The…

How-to Prevent “Freezing” of Latching Valves in Extreme Cold Conditions

How-to Prevent “Freezing” of Latching Valves in Extreme Cold Conditions

During winter months and in extreme cold conditions, valve malfunctions can occur that can be extremely inconvenient and expensive. When malfunctions occur in these climates, users typically cite freezing of valves as a cause. However, tests have shown that this is perceived “freezing” and can in fact be prevented. A…

Understanding the different types of RotorFlow® Sensors and choosing which is right for your application

Understanding the different types of RotorFlow® Sensors and choosing which is right for your application

To start, let’s first define a flow sensor: a flow sensor is a device used to totalize or monitor the rate at which media is flowing through a given space, e.g. ducting, piping. Gems Sensors developed the RotorFlow® Sensor to provide visual indication, continuous sensing and accurate switching. The paddlewheel…

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