Traditional Linear Position Sensor technologies (ie. Magnetostrictive sensors) used in hydraulic cylinders have been limited in their ability to function in high temperature environments. One of the strongest applications for CPI SL series sensors are in these high temperature hydraulics… Continue reading Linear Position Sensors for High Temperature Environments
While many of the most demanding applications for our waterproof switches exist in military vehicles, planes, offshore drilling equipment, naval vessels, and mining and drilling equipment, it turns out that our switches have found a home in wide range of… Continue reading Waterproof Switches for Specialty Vehicles.
For high school students At Sussex County Technical School in Sparta NJ, the bar is set high. To challenge their students, the school decided it would be one of the few High Schools to engage in the design and build… Continue reading CPI Waterproof Switches – Powering the Engineers of the Future.
We’ve said it before but it bears repeating: magnetostrictive sensors are the devil you know, but they aren’t the only game in town… not any more. In fact the need to perfectly core-drill a piston cylinder, the requirements for support… Continue reading Linear Position Sensing In Tight Spaces
The United States army knows a thing or two about tough environments. The M153 Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS) provides soldiers with the ability to acquire and engage targets while protected inside an armored vehicle. When it came time… Continue reading CPI K1005 Waterproof Pendant Switch Chosen for Army CROWS program
Ever watch a good horror film? Or a good battle scene in a war movie? If you’re one of those folks who doesn’t go running for the bathroom when the on-screen blood starts to flow, then you’ve probably seen one… Continue reading Our Waterproof Momentary Pendant Switches Are Movie Stars…
In the world of hydraulic linear position sensors, the term “string pot” is well known to many engineers. Also known as a draw wire sensor, string encoder or my personal favorite, a “yo yo pot”, these devices have been around… Continue reading Why an SL Series Sensor Is Not A “String Pot”
For many years, hydraulic cylinder manufacturers were forced to forgo accurate, robust hydraulic cylinder position measurement on the largest, most powerful hydraulic systems: you know, the place where it’s needed most? Since these systems are typically operating outdoors, under extremely… Continue reading Linear Position Sensors for Harsh Environments
As anyone in the industry will tell you, the technology for exploration and retrieval of Oil or Natural Gas harnesses some of the most powerful and unique engineering machinery in the world. Both the scale and scope of this equipment… Continue reading Oil & Gas Industry Offshore Drilling Equipment – The Definition of Toughness.
In an era where many applications have gone the way of cheap remote sensors and electronics, there is still a place for electromechanical bimetal switches that is cost effective, reliable and in some cases the only solution to complex operational… Continue reading When Bi-Metal Thermal Switches Are Really The Only Good Solution