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]

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]

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]

What Is A Slip Ring?

A slip ring is used when a machine or device needs to supply power, or a signal, but also rotate at the same time.  It ensures the current from a stationary wire keeps contact with the wire that needs to turn or rotate. Anything from amusement park rides, CT scan machines, closed circuit TV cameras,… [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]

Where Are The U.S. Wind Projects Located?

Wind is a clean source of renewable energy.  It doesn’t create water or air pollution and can be used to power homes, businesses, schools and even applications such as grinding grain. There are approximately 1,000 wind projects across the U.S. in most of the 50 states with more land and water turbines planned. Wondering where… [Read More]

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Slip Rings In Amusement Park Rides

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