What is a Slip Ring?
A slip ring is an electromechanical device that allows the transmission of power and electrical signals from a stationary to a rotating structure.
A slip ring is a method of making electrical contact to form rotating assembly. It is an electric transmission device that allows energy flow between two electrical rotating parts, such as in a motor.
When are Slip Rings the Right Solution?
A slip ring is the ideal solution for any electromechanical system that requires rotation while transmitting power or signals. Slip rings are used in virtually any application that includes a rotating base or platform. They can improve mechanical performance, simplify system operation and eliminate damage-prone wires dangling from movable joints.
Slip Rings in Motors
Slip rings can also be used to created desired resistance. In the case of AC (alternating current) motors, for example, slip rings do not transfer power but create tension. By creating resistance in rotor wirings, mounted to but insulated from the rotor shaft.
Adding the desired resistance to rotor windings helps to match the rotor current with the stator current. The result is higher torque, even with a relatively low current.
Minimum Amount of Current Needed
The design and bore size of a slip ring will depend on its application. A more advanced design might be required to complete the request of transmitting data, for example.
The case of data transmission requires a slip ring with higher bandwidth and better EMI contact mitigation than one that transmits power services exclusively.
Regardless of intended use, the basic details are mounted in much the same way. Once the customer has made the intended use clear, the proper slip ring application will become apparent.
Types of Slip Rings
Pancake Slip Ring
In a pancake slip ring, conductors are arranged on a pancake-like disk. Pancake slip rings are specially designed for applications with limited space.
Mercury Contact Slip Ring
Mercury contact is used for conducting. This allows the transfer of currents and electrical signals via the liquid metal.
Durability, stability, and quiet operation make mercury contact slip rings and efficient choice.
Wireless Slip Ring
A wireless slip rings allows for the transfer data and power wirelessly using an electromagnetic field.
The wireless slip ring reduces mechanical contacts and maintenance, making it well suited to harsher environments and use.
Through Hole Slip Ring
A slip ring with a hole in the center. This kind of slip ring is used in rotating devices that need to transmit a signal.
A through hole slip ring includes the benefits of longevity and quiet operation.
Slip Ring Manufacturer Near Me
Looking for custom slip ring solutions without having to depend on a far away country to send one in the mail? BF&S slip rings are manufactured in Mexico and made specifically for your installation.
Our proximity to the US means no more waiting on a document from half way across the world in order to receive the customization and service you need.
Slip Ring Manufacturing with BF&S
At BF&S Manufacturing, the customer is our number one priority. We offer manufacturing and assembly from start to finish, and are able to serve our clientele best by paying attention to detail and machine efficiency to cover a variety of client preference and specifications.
BF&S Manufacturing is currently supplying slip ring manufacturing and installation to our clients. All of our products are manufactured and tested in compliance with industry standards, making BF&S Manufacturing your home for custom slip rings with superior quality and standards you can trust.
BF&S Manufacturing Contractors
Founded in 1988, BF&S has decades of experience manufacturing in Mexico, with over 500 employees in the state of Sonora. Our warehousing and corporate offices are located in Douglas and we are incorporated in the state of Arizona.
The BF&S executive team was born and raised in the United States, and run our organization with U.S management standards and practices. We invite you to learn more by continuing to explore our website.