Technical Blog Archive

Vending machine sensors

Temperature sensors for vending machines Vending machines contain a number of sensors and switches which monitor various parameters such as temperature and movement. Whether it’s a table-top machine vending ‘bean to cup’ coffee or ice-cold slushies, a point-of-use water...

Pressure Sensor Examples

Our range of pressure sensors includes: Pressure transducers Pressure switches For applications where true pressure requires measuring then a pressure transducer is required. For applications which have pressure limits, a pressure switch is often used. Pressure switches have a set...

Sensors In Green Energy

What is Green Energy? Green energy is any type of energy which comes from a natural source – such as wind, water, sunlight etc and is renewable – although not all renewable energy is also green energy. Another feature of green energy is that it must not harm the environment...

Can A Draw Wire Sensor Really Be High-Tech?

But draw wire sensors have been around for over half a century, making their debut in places like Bell Labs in the 60’s, used to measure linear displacement in conjunction with a resistive potentiometer. These early draw wire sensors resembled nothing so much as modified fishing reels,...

Waterproof Switch Types

What is a Waterproof Switch? A waterproof switch is a device used to open/close circuits which is able to function fully in wet environments. Switches from CPI operate using a basic snap action contact mechanism. They are small in size and are flat and lightweight. To ensure they are fully...

Position Sensor Examples

What is a position sensor? A position sensor is a type of electro mechanical device which gives feedback on movement and position. This could be either rotary movement, linear movement or sometimes detection of movement within a certain area depending on the application in hand. Types of...