Slip Rings In Amusement Park Rides

Slip Rings In Amusement Park Rides

slip rints for Amusement Park RidesSummer is when people head out to their favorite amusement park to enjoy everything from the classic carousel to the biggest roller coasters.

Many of the best rides incorporate an impressive light display while spinning and turning at the same time. But you don’t see electrical outlets or wires hanging off to ruining the view – so what makes it possible for these rides to light up and spin at the same time?

The Slip Ring

A slip ring is used when a machine or device needs to supply power, or a signal, but rotate at the same time.  It ensures the current from a stationary wire keeps contact with the wire that needs to turn or rotate.

Slip rings come in hundreds of sizes for almost any application, and are used in industries such as industrial machinery, amusement rides, robotics, and various military and defense applications.

BGB Technology designs and manufactures slip rings to customer specifications for almost any project to ensure maximum performance.

Along with our global manufacturing partners we maintain the diverse ability to supply almost every standard and custom designed slip ring requirement, the largest selection and availability of carbon and metal graphite brush holder products and accessories, Fiber Optic Rotary Joints (FORJ) and complimentary products including precision joysticks and aquaculture lighting and camera systems.

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How Long Do Slip Rings Last?

Slip Rings transfer power or signals across a rotating surface. They are made from electrically conductive material and work in conjunction with brushes. As the slip ring rotates the brushes come in contact with the ring producing power or signals. Slip Ring Housings The ring and brushes are housed within a unit designed to withstand harsh … Read More...

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