For the team here at CPI it’s been an exciting 2018. After a long period where companies large and small were discouraging capital investment, its safe to say that the military-industrial complex had largely recovered by 2018. We saw renewed… Continue reading Make the Switch To CPI in 2019
A common reliability acronym that applies to all types of components and subassemblies is MTBF, Mean Time Between Failure. If you’re an engineer concerned about the reliability of your switch in a hostile, demanding operational environment, then you’re worried about a… Continue reading Looking at Electromechanical Endurance
Engineers and procurement specialists at companies large and small deal with the challenge of part and product obsolescence each and every day. Typically it goes something like this: A subcontractor who make one or more critical parts for a larger… Continue reading When Part Obsolescence = Engineering Opportunity
At the 2018 AUSA meeting (Association of the U.S. Army) the army discussed its continuing evaluation of APS (Active Protection Systems) for the Stryker combat vehicle. This is part of an overall effort to develop and deploy APS on almost… Continue reading Active Protection Systems for the Army and Beyond
Taken directly from a competitor’s website, is this description of their watertight limit switch “…have internal parts that are protected against splashing or hose-directed water seepage within the limits of the NEMA specified tests for type 4 watertight enclosures. These… Continue reading A Heavy Duty Limit Switch with a Simple Explanation.
CPI’s X1 thermal switch is being increasingly used by both American and European avionics manufacturers and integrators as their thermal switch of choice for spot detection of overtemperature conditions in systems throughout the aircraft. Recent integrations include FAA approval as… Continue reading Aircraft Fire Detection – Spot Fire detection Systems
As oilfield engineering enjoys a resurgence of interest and investment, companies continue to look to advancements in technology to both reduce costs, and improve the safety of offshore drilling operations. In particular, active heave compensation systems use advanced hydraulic cylinders… Continue reading Heave Compensation Systems for Offshore Drilling
When most people think of standard toggle switches they think of the little square black switch with a metal lever protruding from the top allowing users to switch on/off. There are even “waterproof” variations of these switches made by a… Continue reading Waterproof Toggle Switches Compared
WordPress is an award-winning web software, used by millions of webmasters worldwide for building their website or blog. SiteGround is proud to host this particular WordPress installation and provide users with multiple resources to facilitate the management of their WP… Continue reading WordPress Resources at SiteGround
For well over a decade, CPI has been manufacturing a unique Hydraulic Cylinder Linear Position sensor, meant for the harshest environments, and longest stroke applications on the planet. We’ve learned a lot over that decade. We’ve not only improved the… Continue reading Have you Looked At CPI Linear Position Sensors Lately?