Slip Rings for Rotary Motion Control
For many years, Mercotac® Brushless Slip Rings have been the top choice for a diverse range of industries and applications, including for various rotary motion control systems, due to advantages such as:
- No need to worry about wire breakage
- Constant 360 degree system rotation
- Long-lasting without any maintenance
- Low resistance
- Capability to handle power and data signals via a single, compact brushless slip ring.
Rotary motion control systems typically consist of a combination of mechanical, electrical, and electronic components that work together to control and manage rotary motion. Slip rings play a crucial role in these systems by enabling the transfer of electrical power and signals across the rotary interface.
Rotary motion control systems that use Mercotac Brushless Slip Rings are found in a variety of applications like robotics, wind turbines, cable cars, yacht cranes, and other industrial rotating equipment.
These systems require reliable transmission of power and signals between rotating and stationary components, making Mercotac Brushless Slip Rings an ideal solution.
Yacht cranes rely on Mercotac Brushless Slip Rings for power and signal transmission between the stationary control panel and rotating crane arm.
For wind turbines, Mercotac Brushless Slip Rings can be found in the pitch control system, which adjusts the angle of the turbine blades to optimize power output, the active yaw control systems, and systems to monitor vibration or strain of the turbine blades.
In cable cars (tramways, gondolas, chairlifts, etc.), Mercotac Brushless Slip Rings are used in the drive system to transmit power and control signals from the stationary motor to the rotating cable drum.
Other rotating equipment, such as industrial machinery and automation systems, also frequently use Mercotac Brushless Slip Rings for their reliable and low-maintenance operation. Many times these systems are part of the machinery communication protocols such as PROFIBUS or PROFINET. The specific models and number of conductors used vary depending on the application requirements, but Mercotac's wide range of slip ring solutions can accommodate nearly any need.
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