How Long Do Slip Rings Last

How Long Do Slip Rings Last

Slip Rings transfer power or signals across a rotating surface. They are made from electrically conductive material sliprings for wind turbinesand work in conjunction with brushes. As the slip ring rotates the brushes come in contact with the ring producing power or signals.

The ring and brushes are housed within a unit designed to withstand harsh environmental factors including cold, heat, water and dust – and work without fail for many years.

When a slip ring does fail it is often due to worn out, dirty or stuck brushes. For most applications annual inspection is recommended to identify potential issues that could require maintenance.  However, today’s slip rings and brush holders are made of extremely durable materials and advancements in the design of the housing is making it easier to repair or replace only the necessary parts vs. the entire housing.  

To ensure the life of the slip ring it is important to choose the right slip ring for your application.  Factors to consider include the size of the machine, the environment in which it needs to operate, exposure to weather, how many rotations per minute (RPM) it will need to power and more.

There are slip rings designed for very slow rotations, such as a revolving doors, up to extremely fast rotations of a jet turbine engine. Choosing the right slip ring is essential to keeping the equipment operating and getting the job done.

Slip rings come in hundreds of sizes for almost any application, and manufacturers such as BGB Technology can design slip rings to custom specifications to ensure maximum performance.




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