Hydraulic Position Sensing for Oil & Gas Recovery Applications Hydraulic cylinders deployed into drilling platforms such as land-based mast raiser systems are used for oil and gas recovery in a wide variety of fixed and mobile configurations. The hydraulic cylinders… Continue reading Rig & Mast Raiser Hydraulics
If you haven’t jumped on the 3D printing bandwagon yet, it might be time to box up those 8-Track tapes, trade in that flip-phone for a smartphone, and get your feet wet in one of the most exciting technologies to… Continue reading The value of 3D printing to technology Manufacturers
Its interesting to look at sensor manufacturer’s talk about the “long stroke” version of their hydraulic position sensors. They go on about how their amazing sensors can actually operate on stroke lengths of up to 1.2 meters in some cases!… Continue reading Long Stroke Draw Wire Hydraulic Position Sensor Overview
When CPI introduced its first harsh duty hydraulic cylinder linear position sensors over a decade ago, we designed them to be as compact as possible, primarily for installation into hydraulic cylinders. Some of our customers wanted them to work with… Continue reading Yes, Our Draw Wire Position Sensor Can Go inside Your Cylinder.
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
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?
Two important considerations when looking at the integration of any hydraulic linear position sensor are the underlying technology and the packaging of the transducer. These principles effect size, life, maintainability, and above all, durability. The underlying technology used influences the… Continue reading When Old Technology Becomes New Again – Part II
Interestingly when one looks back at the history of hydraulic position sensing technology some of the earliest ideas from as far back as the 1950’s revolved around both potentiometer based implementations and draw wire systems. Potentiometer based systems with their… Continue reading When Old Technology Becomes New Again…
The environment in which the search for oil is conducted beneath the surface of the seas is ever changing and often treacherous. It changes constantly due to the ebb and flow of the surface of the water and operation during… Continue reading Motion Compensation System Hydraulics Can Get A Whole Lot Smarter.
Mining and earth-moving operations around the globe have inspired some of the largest, most powerful machines ever designed and built by man. These machines involve millions of parts and sub-assemblies and can weigh on the order of close to 500,000… Continue reading Position Sensing Hydraulics In Highwall Mining Equipment