float control

float control

[′flōt kən‚trōl]
(engineering)
Floating device used to transmit a liquid-level reading to a control apparatus, such as an on-off switch controlling liquid flow into and out of a storage tank.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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This is most evident when a float is used--either as a switch or level measurer that sends a signal to a control valve, or as a one piece float control (like the ball-cock in a water tank, which both measures the level and controls the flow in a single device).
When the tank is full, a float control switch turns off the pump and the delivery line drains back to the source.
This factory-installed ACS option includes the hand controls, foot pedals, dash panel switch and the lift-arm float control button, which is mounted on the left control handle facing the operator.
The second is controlled by an automatic float control system, operating as the 'lag' pump to provide an additional 1,800 gpm.
The flow of surface water into the raw water basins is controlled by a hydraulic pilot float control valve.
Dozer float control is also fitted as standard, allowing for easier ground leveling.