We recently received an application from a customer that is using Presair’s Pneumatic Air Switch inside of their modular valve control system. The system has the ability to meter water precisely without a central control device. The design is highly efficient and also allows prisons to minimize their water costs as well as their usage. It is mostly commonly found in prison toilets, sinks, and showers to safeguard inmates by creating a safe and secure environment. Having this system in place is key to reducing the amount of ligature points and to protect the inmates from possible self-harm opportunities. In addition, inmates often use toilets to throw trash away, keep drinks cool, wash clothes, dispose of contraband, and to flush bulky items as a way to flood housing units and disrupt the day-to-day operations. Most inmates actions on a daily bases are monitored rigorously. However, prison cell plumbing to this day remains one of the areas that staff have the least control over within the prison system.
With Presair’s Tinytrol Air Switch paired with our Hard Push Button Actuator, you are able to put control back in the hands of your staff. When the air button is pressed, it sends a pulse of air to a pneumatic air switch mounted on a control panel, which opens and closes the valve.
Presair’s air switching technology uses a pulse of air to switch electricity on and off, safely isolating the user from the electrical current. Safe, versatile and easy to use, Presair’s electric to pneumatic converter box works with many different appliances, such as TVs, lights, computers, stereos, garbage disposers, drill presses, and scroll saws. The air switch instantly converts any standard 120 volt grounded outlet to a switchable connection.
Simply attach the air tubing, plug the electric to pneumatic converter box into the outlet, plug your appliance in and Presair’s air switching technology is ready to perform on/off control of your appliance.