Senasys, a Wisconsin manufacturer based in Altoona, Wis. acquired the switch control manufacturer, PresAir, on July 1st, 2014. Founder, Steve Dye, seeks to incorporate the PresAir line to their product mix to provide a greater range of products to the industrial control, consumer and agricultural industries, among others.
The PresAir product line consists of air, pressure and vacuum switches, along with push button actuators and foot pedals, for commercial and residential use. These devices use a change in air pressure to precisely trigger at a specified vacuum or pressure level range of electrical switches up to 25A 250VAC. Using air to trigger the electrical switch allows the more dangerous electrical system to be fully isolated from hazardous environments making the actuators waterproof, shock proof and explosion proof.
With push button units, operators can manually trigger a basic NO/NC switch or, a cam operated three or four mode sequence of switches for more complex behavior common in complete spa control systems. The foot pedal line uses air to isolate the user from the electrical system making these a solution of choice for wet and hazardous environments like hot tubs and oxygen rich medical environments. PresAir switches are commonly used in spas and whirlpools, HVAC systems, water pump monitoring and numerous other industries.
Senasys is already a diversified manufacturer in thermostat switches, industrial controls, micro snap action switches, and soldering tools. As a result of the acquisition, Senasys will increase their capabilities providing a large selection of pneumatic controls to the original equipment manufacturer market.
PresAir was based in Mamaroneck, New York and has been making these devices for 40 years. Nissen Consulting Group, LLC of New Jersey served as an exclusive business adviser to PresAir. The office and production as well as a number of jobs have been relocated to Altoona, Wisconsin.