Hydraulic Linear Actuator Design Considerations

While there are many types of Linear Actuators ranging from the simple “roller screw” model to sophisticated electro-mechanical, pneumatic, piezoelectric, and hydraulic, a linear actuator generally refers to devices that convert rectilinear or electro-rotational motion into linear motion.  Hydraulic linear actuators refer to those

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Limit Switch Unlimited Uses – Part 2

The second part in our continuing series on CPI Limit Switch applications highlights a few of the extreme duty deployments where harsh outdoor conditions, high vibration, and heavy usage are the norm. Many of these kinds of implementations can be categorized as “Safety Switch” applications.

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CPI Linear Position Sensor Applications

Since we introduced our first LVDT based position sensors back in 1997, we’ve learned a lot about how to refine and extend this technology into some amazing industrial applications. Originally developed for the mobile hydraulics market, CPI sensors have evolved to find uses in many

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What Is An Electromechanical Limit Switch?

In the broadest sense, a limit switch is an electromechanical device designed to detect the presence or absence of another physical object, usually a piece of machinery that moves or travels. Perhaps one of the best ways to understand limit switches at a high level is

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