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Types of Slip Rings

Slip Rings are created with different types and sizes dependent on what and where they will be used. But which type is right for your application? The most common types of slip rings are detailed below to help you decide.

Types of Slip Rings

Slip Rings come in many different types and sizes, available as either standard or customised. 

Heason Technology offers both standard and customisable Slip Rings which are designed to deliver a flexible, cost effective, high quality and reliable solution.


Capsule Slip Rings

Due to their reduced diameter, Capsule Slip Rings guarantee a low peripheral speed between rings and brushes, thus reducing material consumption. It also enhances its lifetime and minimises electrical noise and interferences between rings. These types of slip rings have been designed keeping signal transmission optimisation, compactness and reliability in mind.  

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The SVTS A Series, available from Heason Technology, is an example of a Capsule Slip Ring.

Benefits

  • Cost-effective
  • Compact and light
  • Many customisations
  • High circuits density
  • Combinable with fluidic rotary joints and FORJ
  • Water resistant (IP65)
  • Optimal signal transmission

Through Bore/Hollow Shaft Slip Rings

Through Bore/Hollow Shaft Slip Rings provide an economical readily available solution when a compact through-bore configuration is required to be easily mounted. These types of slip rings are available in a wide range of sizes and models, starting from 3 mm up to over 100 mm through-bore diameter. 

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The SVTS C Series, available from Heason Technology, is an example of a Through Bore/Hollow Shaft Slip Ring.

Benefits

  • Transmission of electric power/signals and fieldbuses in one unit
  • Mountable on the shaft
  • Many sizes
  • Many customisations
  • Combinable with fluidic rotary joints and FORJ
  • Cost-effective

Faston Slip Rings

Due to the multiple contact points, Faston Slip Rings ensure longer life due to the low contact wear rates, while granting low contact resistance. These types of slip rings have been specially designed for intensive use at high speed and to transmit power and sensitive signals. They are suitable for use on flow-pack packaging machines, ensuring a compact and reliable solution. The IP65 version makes it washable, meaning it is protected against low pressure jets if watered from all directions. 

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The SVTS B Series, available from Heason Technology, is an example of a Faston Slip Ring.

Benefits

  • Electrical power & signals in one unit
  • Compact
  • Long lifetime
  • Easy connection
  • Cost-effective
  • Water resistant (IP65)

Rugged Slip Rings

The robust Rugged Slip Rings have a stainless steel/aluminium housing and cable fittings on the slip ring inlet and outlet. They are well suited to harsh environments where environmental conditions require sturdy objects and suitable materials, such as the food and beverage industry. 

slip ring

The SVTS D Series, available from Heason Technology, is an example of a Rugged Slip Ring.

Benefits

  • Robust mechanical construction
  • Transmission of electric power/signals and fieldbuses in one unit
  • Water resistant IP65 (standard)
  • Many sizes
  • Many customisations
  • Combinable with fluidic rotary joints and FORJ
     

More about Slip Rings

Slip rings are a mechanical device that allow the transmission of electrical power and signals from a fixed point to a rotating device and are used to improve the mechanical performance of a system or to simplify the operation. They are also used as a way of eliminating the messy and interfering wires which may be present when using other types of components which require rotation.

Slip rings tend to be used across industries including:

  • Construction
  • Agriculture
  • Packaging
  • Electronics
  • Oil and gas
  • Water treatment
  • Aerospace
  • Medical/pharmaceutical

Slip Rings from Heason Technology

Heason Technology offers six types of Slip Rings, all with different features based on where they are intended for use. Due to their compact design, our range of slip ring sizes are ideally suited to applications where space is restricted. 

Our slip rings come with many benefits including:

  • Cost-effective
  • Reliable
  • High quality
  • Long lifetime
  • Many sizes available

If you require more information on the types of slip rings we can offer, please contact us on +44 (0) 1403 792 300 or email sales@heason.com. Alternatively, download the Slip Ring Catalogue for further information. 

Article published on: 19/08/2019