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Slip rings suited for wind turbines, other demanding applications

Slip rings suited for wind turbines, other demanding applications

DEUBLIN Company introduces slip rings that suit a wide variety of industrial applications and can be easily configured for both power connections and signal connections. The signal portion of the rings is designed for compatibility with Ethernet, Profinet, RS-232, RS-485, RS-422, and CAN, as well as generic analog or digital sensing and 24 V control signals. These slip rings can be used in a variety of applications, such as wind turbines, robotics, industrial machinery (textile, bottling, and packaging, for example), test equipment, commercial displays, and crane and hoist controls.

A slip ring is an electrical device that allows the transmission of power and electrical signals from a stationary to a rotating structure; the ring can be used in any electromechanical system that requires unrestrained, intermittent, or continuous rotation while transmitting power and/or data. Typically, a slip ring is comprised of a graphite or precious metal brush, which contacts the outside diameter of a rotating metal ring. As the ring turns, the electrical current or signal is conducted through the stationary brush to the metal ring making the connection. Additional ring/brush assemblies are stacked along the rotating axis if more than one electrical circuit is needed.

A new brochure is available (Catalog SR084 US), along with a Request for Quote form that assists in specifying the slip ring. For more information, contact DEUBLIN Company, 2050 Norman Drive West, Waukegan, IL 60085. Phone: 847-689-8600.

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