The 45APE Series gage instrument is a mechanical gage for pressure indication.
The 45APE Series utilizes a bourdon tube sensing unit with a stainless steel dual-sector geared movement. Each of the sectors drives separate pointers when pressure is applied to the bourdon tube. The indicating pointer (visible pointer) shows actual pressure reading, including below and beyond the low and high trip points. The low and high trip points are adjustable independently on the gage front lens. The switch operator pointer (behind the dial) is calibrated to follow the indicating pointer. The low and high trip point indicators arrest the switch operator pointer. As pressure decreases or increases through the principal of lost motion, the respective snapswitch is tripped.
The 45APE Series models are widely used in applications requiring pressure indication and Form C low and high pressure switches.