Hydraulic Linear Actuator Design Considerations
While there are many types of Linear Actuators ranging from the simple “roller screw” model to sophisticated electro-mechanical, pneumatic, piezoelectric, and hydraulic, a linear actuator generally refers to devices that convert rectilinear or electro-rotational motion into linear motion. Hydraulic linear… Continue reading Hydraulic Linear Actuator Design Considerations
Oil & Gas Safety Switch Applications
Explosions and failures that occur in the Oil and Mining industry can have catastrophic results. While not every incident rises to the level of the tragic Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the nature of drilling… Continue reading Oil & Gas Safety Switch Applications
Really Big Hydraulic Cylinders Are Cool…
For those of us engineering types who derive particular enjoyment from an understanding of how big machines work, one of the most awe inspiring things to understand is the power achievable through large scale hydraulic cylinders. Being a unique supplier… Continue reading Really Big Hydraulic Cylinders Are Cool…
Limit Switch Unlimited Uses – Part 2
The second part in our continuing series on CPI Limit Switch applications highlights a few of the extreme duty deployments where harsh outdoor conditions, high vibration, and heavy usage are the norm. Many of these kinds of implementations can be… Continue reading Limit Switch Unlimited Uses – Part 2
Linear Position Sensor Technology Choices
There are a number of technologies to choose from when considering the implementation of a linear position sensor. As CPI’s own sensors focus on the needs of hydraulic cylinder and hydraulic accumulator designers, it is instructive to review the various… Continue reading Linear Position Sensor Technology Choices
Limit Switches – Unlimited Uses.
As one of the worlds leading providers of custom designed, waterproof limit switches for over 50 years, our products have been designed into some pretty diverse applications. Some of them are pretty easy to understand, like the panel mounted kill… Continue reading Limit Switches – Unlimited Uses.
CPI Linear Position Sensor Applications
Since we introduced our first LVDT based position sensors back in 1997, we’ve learned a lot about how to refine and extend this technology into some amazing industrial applications. Originally developed for the mobile hydraulics market, CPI sensors have evolved… Continue reading CPI Linear Position Sensor Applications
Sensing Linear Position in Telescoping Hydraulic Cylinders
Telescoping Hydraulic Cylinders find uses in everything from raising the bed of a dump truck, to the massive riser tensioner cylinders used on offshore oil rigs. Telescoping cylinders were first designed to provide long stroke lengths where the total length… Continue reading Sensing Linear Position in Telescoping Hydraulic Cylinders
Industrial Applications for a CPI Thermal Cutoff Switch
CPI Thermal Cutoff Switches offer some of the most reliable and dependable temperature control in the industry, and as such have many unique applications where an uncompromising approach to thermal switch design is needed. Our product family has a calibration… Continue reading Industrial Applications for a CPI Thermal Cutoff Switch
What Is An Electromechanical Limit Switch?
In the broadest sense, a limit switch is an electromechanical device designed to detect the presence or absence of another physical object, usually a piece of machinery that moves or travels. Perhaps one of the best ways to understand limit… Continue reading What Is An Electromechanical Limit Switch?