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]

Why Fiber Optics Are Revolutionizing Industry

What makes fiber-optic rotary joints so revolutionary? When compared to conventional metal wire (copper wire), optical fibers are: Thinner – Today’s optical fibers can be drawn to smaller diameters than copper wire   Carry a higher capacity – Because optical fibers are thinner than copper wires, more fibers can be bundled into a cable than… [Read More]

Slip Rings Help Power CCTV Cameras

In today’s environment, where both personal and facility security is a priority, security systems including CCTV, or PTZ (pan/tilt/zoom) cameras, continues to grow substantially.  The use of these types of cameras has become common everywhere from factory and manufacturing facilities to schools and residential homes. How Do CCTV Cameras Work? Each of these camera systems… [Read More]

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It is with a heavy heart to confirm the sad loss of our Chairman, David Trevor Holt.  For the majority of the Company’s history, David had driven it’s growth as the only serving founder member, and had latterly begun to step back from the Business.  He was on the road to recovery following a recent hip operation but unexpectedly passed … Read More...

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 … 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 ride – so what makes … Read More...

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