Despite the economic roller coaster driving procurement and buying challenges around the globe, it turns out the defense of the nation is an area that can’t wait for an inconvenient pandemic to be over. Programs in the works for upgrades… Continue reading Why the Military Trusts CPI Switches
Those of us who have been around for a while have developed a reflex when confronted with unexpected challenges in business: Find the opportunity in the challenge, and focus on it until better days arise. This is not to minimize… Continue reading Now is the Time to Redesign Your Limit Switch Systems
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!
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.
Designers looking for a robust waterproof limit switch, will almost certainly run across our switches at some point. It’s that “all roads lead to Rome” thing. Sometimes however, its not just the stainless steel, high electromechanical endurance aspect of our… Continue reading CPI Limit Switches – Climbing that Mounting
Sometimes, the best engineering advances arise out of failure. To quote Thomas Edison “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that don’t work!” Indeed as one looks at the development history of CPI’s patented J4 ball switch, its… Continue reading CPI’s J4 Ball Switch – A Problem Solver for the Military and Beyond
Sometimes in engineering design, you just get it right. The right combination of materials, simplicity and elegance. Just the right amount of cleverness. Sometimes it even looks pretty. Sure as time goes on you make tweaks here and there, but… Continue reading J4 Ball Switch – A Study in Hardness & Durability
The design of the modern work truck is moving forward at an amazing pace. With long haul trucks, the focus has been on collision avoidance systems and advanced controls for fuel economy, but dump truck builders have long had a… Continue reading Dump Truck Safety System Design
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
Behold the simple yet much misunderstood start switch, deployed ubiquitously throughout every corner of the world, almost everywhere there is an electronic motor or actuator of some type. Simple matter of closing a couple contacts you say? Well we beg… Continue reading The Not-So-Simple Start Switch.