Does My Project Need A Slip Ring?

Does My Project Need A Slip Ring?

Platter Style Slip RingsIf you have a piece of equipment that rotates and also requires electrical power or signals to transfer between the rotary and stationary components of the assembly, a slip ring is the solution.

BGB Technology can provide, or custom design, a slip ring for almost any application including medical lights, wind turbines, FORJ, pallet wrappers and many more.

How Does A Slip Ring Work?

A slip ring transfers electricity via sliding contacts from a stationary to a rotary side of an electro-mechanical assembly.

Rings are generally produced in copper alloy, and the brush contacts are commonly copper or silver graphite.

Generally one ring is required for each conductor in the supply cables used in the application. Additional rings may be incorporated if necessary.  Slip rings are generally only limited by the space restrictions of the application and are highly customizable.

If your project needs a slip ring contact BGB Technology to discuss your specifications.  Our US based sales force is available to help Monday – Friday and return your questions or calls within 1 business day.

 

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Slip Ring Maintenance

The maintenance requirements of slip rings are highly dependent upon application, especially the frequency of rotations and physical environment. For example, a crane only needs to turn occasionally, even when it’s in operation. The entire crane may therefore reach the end of its service life before slip rings require their much scheduled … Read More...

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...

How Much Do Slip Rings Used in Wind Turbines Typically Cost?

A wind turbine converts kinetic energy into electrical energy by using the wind to turn a set of rotor blades around a central axis. This design requires a slip ring, which transmits an electrical current from a stationary to a rotating structure. The slip rings used in wind turbines are typically customized for each turbine, so a slip ring’s cost … Read More...

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