Back in the 1990’s, construction equipment manufacturers were filled with talk about completely eliminating switches with contacts by the year 2000. Concerns over environmental sealing, failures due to contact contamination or degradation over time due to arcing in high-endurance applications drove this… Continue reading Electromechanical Limit Switches in Mobile Equipment
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
The class of vehicles commonly known as “work trucks” have long been a primary market for CPI’s waterproof limit switches. There are a few main reasons for this: Reliability – The joy of saving a couple bucks by buying an… Continue reading CPI Switches Work Hard on Work Trucks
In the world of industrial grade weatherproof switches, you have to worry about more than just water mixing with your electrons. Mac Stuhler, Vice President of Business Development for CPI, puts it this way. “We learned a long time ago… Continue reading Weatherproof Switches, More Than Just Waterproof.
A common reliability acronym that applies to all types of components and subassemblies is MTBF, Mean Time Between Failure. If you’re an engineer concerned about the reliability of your switch in a hostile, demanding operational environment, then you’re worried about a… Continue reading Looking at Electromechanical Endurance
While many of the most demanding applications for our waterproof switches exist in military vehicles, planes, offshore drilling equipment, naval vessels, and mining and drilling equipment, it turns out that our switches have found a home in wide range of… Continue reading Waterproof Switches for Specialty Vehicles.
Ever watch a good horror film? Or a good battle scene in a war movie? If you’re one of those folks who doesn’t go running for the bathroom when the on-screen blood starts to flow, then you’ve probably seen one… Continue reading Our Waterproof Momentary Pendant Switches Are Movie Stars…
So called “Micro Switches” have been around for many years and are made by a large variety of manufacturers. While the Micro Switch trademark is owned by Honeywell (who did not invent it, merely purchased it…), it has become part of… Continue reading What is a Micro Switch?