As if Honda of Japan didn’t have its fingers in enough pies, it seems that it is finally poised to take on the aviation industry. Long a dream of founder Soichiro Honda, Honda Jet’s development began several years before his… Continue reading Honda Jet and CPI Take To The Sky.
In sub-sea applications used for mining oil and gas at the ocean floor, large and powerful hydraulic accumulators often get the job of providing emergency power on blow out preventers positioned on the sea floor. If you’re a hydraulic accumulator… Continue reading Hydraulic Accumulator Charge Sensing
Once again CPI switches have made it into an application that we couldn’t have envisioned in a month of Sunday’s… This time our switch is lighting up the construction industry, both literally and figuratively, in an application that poses a… Continue reading Making the Switch to Balloon Lighting.
Here at CPI we’ve developed a name for ourselves when it comes to precision engineered draw wire sensors, made for harsh duty applications. Sensors like our SL1200 draw wire position sensor get the job when other sensors just don’t survive.… Continue reading Draw Wire Sensors for Harsh Duty?
If you’re at all into racing of any kind, chances are you’ve been watching a CPI momentary switch run around the track right in front of your very eyes. CPI pendant style momentary contact switches are a fairly common fixture… Continue reading Racing To the Finish With CPI Momentary Switches
In ancient times when cave men were trying to measure the linear displacement of things they cleverly came up with something called a “String Pot”. Using only stone knives and bearskins, they were able to cobble together a spool with… Continue reading Draw Wire Sensors Revisited
CPI has a long history of providing switching solutions to friendly military operations in the US and across the globe. In fact our first switching solutions back in 1946 were targeted at the military aircraft of the day. Since then… Continue reading CPI Waterproof Switch Applications for Military Vehicles.
One of the more challenging Hydraulic applications in the world exists far below the ocean, on the sea bed to be exact. A place where mother nature and the laws of entropy conspire to make all man made contraptions suffer,… Continue reading The Challenge of Subsea Position Sensing
I know what you’re thinking… What the heck is a Gravel Grinder race? We had to consult the internet too when this application first came to our attention, but it turns out that Gravel Racing is one of the fastest… Continue reading Gravel Grinder Bike Racers Reach Out To CPI
A recent article in an EET Asia technology magazine discussed the advantages of linear position sensors based on variable inductance, as compared to those based on either magneto-strictive or potentiometer based sensors. The article was really a thinly veiled plug… Continue reading Draw Wire vs. Variable Inductance Position Sensors