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 Wind Power Helps The US Economy

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.  And the wind industry supports… [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]

How Slip Rings Are Used in Wind Generators

Rotating wind turbines utilize specially constructed electric generators.  When these generators are rotating they still need to transfer the power generated from the cabling down the tower and to our homes and businesses. To accommodate this wind turbine manufacturers utilize generator slip rings to handle this power transfer task. Rotating in excess of 1800 RPM… [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]

BGB Partners With CEBES a.s.

BGB Technology, Inc. is pleased to have been appointed as an exclusive sales agent with CEBES a.s. CEBES a.s. is a major designer and manufacturer of molded slip rings used within wind turbine generators supplying to most of the major global wind turbine manufacturers. In addition, CEBES a.s. also manufactures and supplies commutators for electric… [Read More]

What Do Wind Turbines Power?

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 to Wind Energy There… [Read More]

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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

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