When CPI introduced its first version of a harsh duty draw wire sensor over a decade ago, it was because one of our large customers making construction vehicles needed something that would hold up better under harsh outdoor conditions and… Continue reading The Expanding list of Harsh Duty Draw Wire Sensor applications
In the world of waterproof switches, designers understand pendant switches to be pushbutton switches that are hand actuated by an actual human. There are typically leads extending from the body of the switch which can allow an ergonomic distance between… Continue reading Sealed Pendant Switches – The Jewels of Waterproof Switches.
A quick web search for “Waterproof Rocker Switches” yields a universe of rocker switches, made for a universe of applications. Sadly even glorious Google can’t seem to completely sort out the waterproof variety from the more common standard PCB mounted… Continue reading Our Waterproof Rocker Switches… Rock!
Engineers and system designers looking for reliable switch products often face a quandary. Selection of switches with their inherent mechanical limitations must be pondered carefully or they risk being the proverbial “weakest link” in an otherwise robust control or safety… Continue reading Push Button Switch Types
In the world of material handling equipment, operator safety is probably one of the more critical design considerations. With Forklifts and Telehandlers that are moving tons of sheetrock, cinder-block or other materials you don’t really want that to land on… Continue reading Safety Switches for Forklifts and Telehandlers
While CPI’s robust linear position sensor technology works great to report absolute cylinder position under the most demanding of conditions, it also has great application as a gauge of pre-charge pressure in a hydraulic accumulator. And perhaps nowhere is the… Continue reading Marine Riser and Tensioner System Hydraulics.
Behold the simple yet much misunderstood start switch, deployed ubiquitously throughout every corner of the world, almost everywhere there is an electronic motor or actuator of some type. Simple matter of closing a couple contacts you say? Well we beg… Continue reading The Not-So-Simple Start Switch.
While a Google search of “dead mans switch” brings with it a host of interesting non-engineering references, we concern ourselves today with the ones related to the more pedestrian and technical meaning: Operator Presence Detection. The phrase “Dead Man’s Switch”… Continue reading Dead Man’s Switch – The Electrical One…
Manufacturers of dump bodies, lift gates, cranes, municipal and emergency vehicles, mobile construction equipment, and utility vehicles are some of CPI’s best and most loyal customers for our waterproof switch product line. But it often doesn’t start that way! It’s… Continue reading Work Trucks Work Better With CPI Switches
Outrigger supports are a critical part of the safety proposition on all kinds of commercial vehicles. A short list of trucks and vehicles that employ outriggers includes: Bucket Loader trucks that carry servicemen to the top of the telephone pole… Continue reading Outrigger Switches for Utility Trucks and Boom Loaders