In a typical displacer switch design, a spring is provided which is burdened with weighted displacers. The displacers having weights greater than the process fluid gets submerged in the liquid resulting in a buoyancy force change. This will cause a variation in the net force operating on the spring. In general, the spring will compress with the raise in buoyancy force. Just like the float level switches, a magnetic sleeve and a non-magnetic barrier tube is also incorporated in displacer switches.
The magnetic sleeve is attached to the spring and it moves according to the spring movement resulting in activation of switching mechanism. An in-built limit switch is provided in the design which proves useful in level surge conditions since it keeps a check on the over stroking of the spring.