While change often comes slowly in the vast military industrial complex, there’s often good reason for that. That’s at least partly because battlefield conditions continue to dictate many of the same unique and complex operating requirements for vehicles, machines, guns,… Continue reading CPI Thermals Take the Heat in Military Vehicles.
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University has long been a staple of aviation education across the United States. Formed in 1925, It is the largest accredited university system specializing in aviation and aerospace. It has multiple locations with its primary campus residing… Continue reading CPI Thermals Help Young Pilots, Fly Safe
Thermal switches were originally designed to be reliable, standalone, systems that encompassed both a sensing element, and a switch. At a chosen set-point these thermocouple devices would reliably close or open a contact allowing for critical systems to be protected… Continue reading When Sensors Make no Sense
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
The International Space Station (ISS) may be one of the most underappreciated technological (and geopolitical) marvels on, or off the planet. While it has been under development since the 1990’s it is actually the joint effort of five different space… Continue reading CPI Thermal Switches – Keeping Astronauts Safe on the ISS
The vast majority of thermal switch applications we get have to do with keeping things from getting too hot. Just a few examples of this include: Gally fire detection Avionics Bay Over Temperature Brake over temperature warnings Hydraulic fluid temperature… Continue reading CPI Thermal Switches Are Heating Up
If you’re a manufacturer of high pressure, high horsepower industrial air compressors, like the kind that might be used in large drilling or mining operations, you need to know that the Mine Safety and Health Administration has new safety requirements… Continue reading New MSHA Specification Requires Compressor Thermal Monitoring.
When CPI started making thermal switches for the Military in the 40’s, there really wasn’t any other choice. Thermocouple based switches with variable set-points and various temperature ranges of operation were made using the thermocouple materials of the day, mostly… Continue reading When to use a Real Thermal Switch not a Sensor
Almost every large commercial machine with an engine or motor of some sort has a system for monitoring temperature. Critical systems that are thermally controlled can be designed to shut down or throttle operation to prevent system failure or deliver… Continue reading Monitoring Equipment Temperature is a SnapStat with CPI Switches
If you work at TARDEC (the Tank and Automotive Research Development Center) you pretty much spend all day thinking about how to increase the survivability of ground vehicles during combat operations. In fact, the folks at TARDEC have created a… Continue reading When Smoking is a Good Thing