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Series B73 and series 75 sealed external cage liquid level switches

Series B73 and series 75 external cage type level switches are completely self-contained units designed for side mounting to a tank or vessel with threaded, socket weld or flanged pipe connections. These float-actuated controls have proven their reliability in process control for decades.


External cage switches

A permanent magnet is attached to a pivoted switch actuator. As the float/displacer rises following the liquid level, it raises the attraction sleeve into the field of the magnet, which then snaps against the non-magnetic enclosing tube, actuating the switch. The enclosing tube provides a static pressure boundary between the switch mechanism and the process. On a falling level, the float/displacer deactivates the switch.


  • Carbon steel or stainless steel welded float chamber
  • Service pressures up to 2240 psig (154 bar)
  • Process temperatures up to +1000 °F (+538 °C)
  • Specific gravity ratings as low as 0.32
  • Available switch styles including dry contact, hermetically sealed and pneumatic
  • ingle or multiple switch mechanisms available
  • Optional high temperature insulation available
  • Choice of switch mechanism: ◦ Dry contact ◦ Hermetically sealed ◦ Pneumatic
  • hoice of switch mechanism enclosure: ◦ TYPE 4X/7/9 Class I, Div. 1, Groups B, C & D, polymer coated aluminum ◦ NEMA 1, carbon steel for pneumatics
  • Choice of tank connection: ◦ 1", 1½" or 2" NPT ◦ 1", 1½" or 2" flanged side/side ◦ 1", 1½" or 2" flanged side/bottom ◦ 1", 1½" or 2" socket welds


  • Interface calibration
  • Extreme temperature modifications
  • Customized installation dimensions
  • Customized exterior surface preparation and finish
  • Customized actuation levels
  • Vent and drain connections

Operating principle

The buoyancy force of a process liquid on the float causes the float to ride on the liquid surface. The movement of the float with the liquid level moves an attraction sleeve into the field of the switch magnet, pulling the magnet toward the sleeve and actuating the switch.



ATEX Ex d, Ex ia
EAC (GOST) Ex d, Ex ia
IEC Ex d, Ex ia
Inmetro Ex d
Korea Ex d
SIL SIL 2 (1oo1)

Other approvals are available. Consult factory for more details.


Approvals & certificates

ATEX Ex d certificate Mechanicals
ATEX Ex i certificate Mechanicals
Canadian certificate Mechanical Switches - IS, NI
FM certificate Mechanical Switches
IECEx d certificate Mechanicals
IECEx I certificate Mechanicals and Tuffy® II switch

Instruction manuals

Series 75 I&O Manual
Magnetrol’s Series 75 level switches are float operated units suitable for use on clean liquid applications for level alarm,...
Series B73 I&O Manual
B73 instruments are float operated liquid level controls designed for external float cage mounting.

Product catalogs

Series B73 and Series 75
Sealed external cage type level switches are completely self-contained units designed for side mounting to a tank or vessel...

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