Industrial designers, engineers, and manufacturers in industries that employ machinery with rotating parts such as wind turbines and radar now have a new way to avoid critical downtime that occurs from failed electrical and mechanical connectors. Mechanical slip rings, through-hole slip rings, and high-current slip rings often limit designers’ and manufacturers’ ability to power systems in wet, dirty or hostile conditions which involve vibration and 360° movement. PowerbyProxi, a provider of high-efficiency, industrial wireless power solutions, announces the availability of evaluation kits to measure the benefits of replacing traditional electrical components and electrical connectors in difficult to access or challenging operational environments with wireless slip rings and connectors.
“The conventional approach of using a mechanical slip ring to transfer power and data can be problematic, expensive, and unreliable,” says PowerbyProxi VP Fady Mishriki. By eliminating friction-based connection failures, wireless power transfer can reduce operation and maintenance costs, preserve data continuity, and free designers to create innovative solutions.”
The company’s industrial wireless power solutions provide efficient transfer of power and data across short distances through inductive power transfer. Proxi-Ring is a frictionless, contactless slip ring, which supplies wireless power to rotating, highly mobile industrial equipment. This electrical device has no moving parts or friction-based components. Proxi-Ring allows complete freedom of movement (360° continuous rotation) across rotary joints, unlimited speed and no need for lubrication or cooling. Proxi-Ring equipment includes replacements for through-hole slip rings, and other wired electrical connectors. Components can be manufactured for easy “plug and play” replacement of existing mechanical slip-ring components.
PowerbyProxi’s Proxi-Wave technology is unique in its ability to cater for the demands of variable load operating environments and overcomes the limitations of earlier generations of Inductive Power solutions that suffered from excessive heat generation.
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Slip Ring says
You could find more information in Moflon slip ring:
Wireless power and data transfer technology must be a new trends in wind turbine industry, but this kind of slip ring will meet all kind of technical problem, for example the distance, the loss, the interference etc.
More about slip ring: http://www.arslipring.com
slip ring says
An alternative to a wind turbine split ring is a simple plug connector positioned at the bottom of the wind turbine mast.When the wires become excessively twisted it can be unplugged, untwisted and re-plugged in
I fully understand the problems of slipring on wind turbine. Operating in a vibration environment is not easy for traditional slipring design.
The principle of the newly designed slipring indicated in this news is easy to understand and quite straightforward. I am not sure what is the reliability of this data and power transfer approach. Are there any industrial applications that could approve it as a reliable design?