Four Common Problems With Fiber Optic Rotary Joints

A slip ring is an electromechanical device that transmits electrical current between a stationary and rotating structure. A Fiber Optic Rotary Joint (FORJ) is the contactless optical equivalent of a slip ring, since it transmits an uninterrupted optical signal as it rotates. FORJs are widely used in many applications, including remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), robotic… [Read More]

Slip Rings In Amusement Park Rides

Summer 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 the sides of the… [Read More]

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 maintenance. Slip rings… [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… [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,… [Read More]

Custom Slip Rings For the Wind Industry

Wind turbines, formerly called windmills, work by converting energy from wind into mechanical power. This energy can be used to power homes, schools, office buildings and more or used to complete a task such as pumping water from a well. It can fully power or supplement, conventional forms of energy. Benefits Include: Wind is a… [Read More]

How Much Do Slip Rings Typically Cost?

Nearly every industry uses slip rings, and many companies within those industries do as well. Slip rings are integral pieces of equipment without which much of our heavy machinery and mechanical and electronic devices wouldn’t work. A slip ring is an electro-mechanical device or piece of equipment that works within machinery and transfers power and… [Read More]

How Do Fiber Optic Rotary Joints Work?

In this modern world, the term fiber optic is pretty common.  From telecommunications to video, industrial, and military applications, fiber optics are everywhere.  They work by using light to carry high volumes of data faster and with more capacity than could previously be done with copper wire. When a Fiber Optic Cable Has to Rotate… [Read More]

Slip Rings In Action: A BGB Video

BGB Technology manufactures custom precision, quality, cost efficient slip rings and assemblies for industries including crane and construction, wind, medical, rotary doors and more. While slip rings may seem unassuming or not garner much attention in daily conversation, what they accomplish is nothing short of astounding. In fact, without slip rings much of the world… [Read More]

What’s Included in a Slip Ring Assembly?

Procurement specialists, regardless the industry, often have to make purchasing decisions about slip rings. Slip rings are found in heavy machinery, assembly lines, generators and many other types of industrial equipment. They’re found in wind turbines, radar and antenna dishes, and cable reels. They’re even used on theater stages and in surveillance and Closed Circuit Television… [Read More]