Gems has announced the launch of a new conductivity based sensor to detect the presence of water in fuel and lubricating oil.  The WIF-1250 is an affordable, easy to install device that can be used to prevent mechanical damage as a result of lubricant property degradation in a variety of applications and can be mounted in any position.

As a leading supplier to OEMs in level and pressure sensors for off-highway vehicles, locomotives and generator sets, Gems Sensors & Controls, a global leader in liquid level, pressure, and flow sensors, miniature solenoid valves, and fluidic systems, has expanded their product offering with the launch of the WIF-1250.  This innovative, no-moving-parts solution is also ideal for use with fuel filters, and in compressor crank cases to determine if water is present in the lubricating oil.  

WIF-1250 sensors are built from robust nickel plated steel for compatibility with temperatures up to 257°F (125°C), and are suited for the most challenging environments or applications.

The WIF-1250 is a reliable, solid-state solution that contains integral, high-temperature-rated electronics that generate an alternating voltage to a probe tip.  The presence of water completes the circuit which, in turn, changes the condition of the transistor output.  Output options vary and can be used to actuate relays, indicator lights or LEDs, as well as to interface with CMOS/TTL logic, PLCs or microprocessors.  Product approvals include CE and RoHs and sensors are available in 1/4” NPT and M12 mountings for applications around the world.

“With the launch of the WIF-1250, Gems is excited to offer a best-in-class solution for OEM customers to detect the presence of water in fuel and prevent mechanical damage due to lubricant property degradation,” states Kevin Castonguay, Product Marketing Manager for Gems Sensors & Controls.  “The WIF-1250 is the ideal solution for fuel filters, compressor crank cases, lubricating oil tanks and diesel fuel storage tanks as it has high reliability and long term stability in oil.”

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