Electrical slip rings are ready to handle a variety of industrial applications up to 60 A and 5 MW. The electrical devices allow transmitting power and electrical signals from a stationary to a rotating structure. The devices configure easily for power or signal connections. The signal portion of the slip rings is compatible with Ethernet, Profinet, RS-232, RS-485, RS-422, CAN as well as generic analog or digital sensing and 24V control signals. A slip ring can be used in any electromechanical system that requires unrestrained, intermittent, or continuous rotation while transmitting power, data, or both. A slip-ring assembly is often a graphite or precious metal brush which contacts the outside diameter of a rotating metal ring. As the ring turns, 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 for more electrical circuits. Catalog SR084 US, along with a Request for Quote form, assists in specifying a slip ring.
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