It was a number of years ago that enterprising aviation experts at Embraer, Brazil’s largest aircraft manufacturer, noticed that the market for turboprop planes was dominated by foreign imports. Despite Brazil being the second biggest market for general aviation the… Continue reading Novaer Trainer Will Take To the Sky with CPI
In a past life I was privileged to work on the very first fly-by-wire system used on the F16. This was the first system of its type used in an operational jet fighter utilizing a quad redundant custom designed CPU… Continue reading Thermal Switches for Military and Commercial Jets
While there are hundreds of part numbers in our waterproof limit switch line, there’s only a couple basic ideas you need keep straight to understand how it all works. For the engineers among you, here’s an equation that might help.… Continue reading Panel Mount Pendants Keep The Neighborhood Clean
Systems like municipal water supplies, sewage treatment plants, massive cooling and lubrication systems used in chemical, petrochemical, and the oil and gas industry, all share one thing in common: large flow valves that are critically opened and closed by computer… Continue reading Valve Position Sensing for Mission Critical Flow Applications.
Well that’s a fine question indeed! And the answer, like the answer to many interesting new technologies, is that it depends mostly on your imagination, and your budget! Here’s just a few of the applications we’ve already been either designed… Continue reading What Can I Do with My Intrinsic Safety Rated Position Sensor?
Draw Wire Sensor Measurement Electronics In our first segment on reinventing draw wire sensors, we discussed the tremendous amount of mechanical design and materials science innovation that went into the creation of an entirely new, high endurance draw wire position… Continue reading Reinventing Draw Wire Sensors – Part 2
We have to look at the CPI sensor as having two subsystems: 1.) The mechanical draw-wire mechanism which reduces the long travel of the draw wire to a highly accurate, directly proportional short stroke, and 2.) the electronics that very… Continue reading Reinventing Draw Wire Sensors Part 1 – Mechanical Revolution
Perhaps one of the most memorable moments of my career at CPI happened over a decade ago, when CPI was first asked to produce a robust hydraulic position sensor for a large well known maker of construction vehicles and equipment. In… Continue reading Reinventing Draw-Wire Sensors – Introduction
Those of you following our blog for the last few years, already know a few things about our linear position sensor products: They are based on a sophisticated re-implementation of the draw-wire class of linear position measurement systems, proven in… Continue reading A New Angle On Linear Position Sensing
In the ever expanding category of interesting applications that our waterproof switches find their way into, we must add this one: the motorized fishing reel for the handicapped. Enter the Elec-tra-mate Corporation of Greensboro North Carolina, pioneers in the design… Continue reading CPI Switches, Bring The Disabled Some Fishes…