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
Last year we discussed CPI sensor solutions for Oilfield hydraulic accumulators and cylinders, but in the fast-paced world of oilfield engineering, that was a long time ago. For instance in 2016, CPI didn’t have a fully subsea capable (qualified to… Continue reading Marine Riser and Tensioner System Hydraulics – Revisited.
If you’ve spent more than 5 seconds perusing the CPI Website, then you know that toughness and durability are the primary attributes of everything we make. Nowhere is this more apparent than in our newest SL2000MS, our hybrid design, long… Continue reading CPI Internal Draw Wire Position Sensors Replace External Sensors in Oilfield Mast Raiser System.
Well that’s a fine question indeed! And the answer, like the answer to many interesting new technologies, is that it depends mostly on your imagination, and your budget! Here’s just a few of the applications we’ve already been either designed… Continue reading What Can I Do with My Intrinsic Safety Rated Position Sensor?
Draw Wire Sensor Measurement Electronics In our first segment on reinventing draw wire sensors, we discussed the tremendous amount of mechanical design and materials science innovation that went into the creation of an entirely new, high endurance draw wire position… Continue reading Reinventing Draw Wire Sensors – Part 2
We have to look at the CPI sensor as having two subsystems: 1.) The mechanical draw-wire mechanism which reduces the long travel of the draw wire to a highly accurate, directly proportional short stroke, and 2.) the electronics that very… Continue reading Reinventing Draw Wire Sensors Part 1 – Mechanical Revolution
Perhaps one of the most memorable moments of my career at CPI happened over a decade ago, when CPI was first asked to produce a robust hydraulic position sensor for a large well known maker of construction vehicles and equipment. In… Continue reading Reinventing Draw-Wire Sensors – Introduction
Those of you following our blog for the last few years, already know a few things about our linear position sensor products: They are based on a sophisticated re-implementation of the draw-wire class of linear position measurement systems, proven in… Continue reading A New Angle On Linear Position Sensing
CPI Announces its newest member of the Subsea Linear Position Sensor family, the SL1490, CPI’s first fully ATEX & IEC-EX Intrinsic Safety rated sensor. As the first sensor of its type in the world, CPI has again raised the bar… Continue reading CPI Announces Intrinsic Safety Rated Position Sensor
When CPI introduced its first version of a harsh duty draw wire sensor over a decade ago, it was because one of our large customers making construction vehicles needed something that would hold up better under harsh outdoor conditions and… Continue reading The Expanding list of Harsh Duty Draw Wire Sensor applications