Looking at Electromechanical Endurance

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 type of rating called electromechanical

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Pushing the Limit on Limit Switch Applications

As one of the world’s premiere suppliers of electromechanical, high endurance waterproof limit switches for over 70 years, CPI has accumulated quite the resume of interesting switch applications.  Our original customers were military and high endurance outdoor vehicles like dump trucks, cranes, backhoe’s, front-loaders,

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Sealed Pendant Switches – The Jewels of Waterproof Switches.

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 the operator and the control

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Push Button Switch Types

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 system design. When switches are directly

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