As 2019 comes to a close, the team at CPI like many industrial businesses around the world, are inclined to review not only our own progress and well-being, but the progress of our industry (Electro-mechanical Switches and Sensors), related industries,… Continue reading 2019 The Year In Review
For Crane & Lift Manufacturers and Integrators – CPI Safety Limit Switches and Sensors The types and sizes of cranes used in the world vary enormously, from small hoists that can be mounted on your truck bed, to telescoping hydraulic… Continue reading For Crane Safety, The Sky is the Limit Switch
Outrigger support systems are a critical part of the safety proposition on all kinds of commercial vehicles and work trucks. A short list includes: Bucket Loader trucks that carry servicemen to the top of the telephone pole with an extensible… Continue reading Sensors for Outrigger Systems on Work Trucks
In the world of industrial grade weatherproof switches, you have to worry about more than just water mixing with your electrons. Mac Stuhler, Vice President of Business Development for CPI, puts it this way. “We learned a long time ago… Continue reading Weatherproof Switches, More Than Just Waterproof.
Lets face it folks, sometimes it just takes a plunger switch. Whether your application is mechanically or physically activated, the tactile feel, and extended actuator of a plunger switch may be the only real solution for your application. For engineers… Continue reading Take the Plunge with a CPI Plunger Switch!
While most manufacturers are familiar with our line of waterproof switches, and the hundreds of part numbers in our waterproof limit switch line, many don’t realize that our switches can be specified in a subassembly, ie a stainless steel panel, custom… Continue reading Panel Mounted Switches Save You Time and Money
Thermal switches were originally designed to be reliable, standalone, systems that encompassed both a sensing element, and a switch. At a chosen set-point these thermocouple devices would reliably close or open a contact allowing for critical systems to be protected… Continue reading When Sensors Make no Sense
Its interesting to look at sensor manufacturer’s talk about the “long stroke” version of their hydraulic position sensors. They go on about how their amazing sensors can actually operate on stroke lengths of up to 1.2 meters in some cases!… Continue reading Long Stroke Draw Wire Hydraulic Position Sensor Overview
Every year, the International Submarine Races are hosted by the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division. This is one of the largest model ship testing facilities in North America and engineering teams from all over the world compete to see who… Continue reading University of Waterloo “WATSUB” Revisited
There are many kinds of workboats in the world from fishing boats, to ferry’s, to cargo loaders, dredging boats, fire fighting boats, you name it. But in all these, the ubiquitous Tugboat surely holds a special place. We spend a… Continue reading CPI Helps Tugboats in Harsh Duty Environments