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… Continue reading Pushing the Limit on Limit Switch 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 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…