Precision Switching Products & Linear Position Sensors

When Sensors Make no Sense

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

Aircraft Fire Detection – Spot Fire detection Systems

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

CPI Thermal Switches Are Heating Up

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

When to use a Real Thermal Switch not a Sensor

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

When Smoking is a Good Thing

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

Novaer Trainer Will Take To the Sky with CPI

It was a number of years ago that enterprising aviation experts at Embraer, Brazil’s largest aircraft manufacturer, noticed that the market for turboprop planes was dominated by foreign imports. Despite Brazil being the second biggest market for general aviation the… Continue reading Novaer Trainer Will Take To the Sky with CPI

Make The "Switch" to CPI

If your momentary switch application demands high performance, we think you should demand CPI. Please call us today to speak with our engineering team about your needs.

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