Inmoco is complementing its range of servomotors and drives with the introduction of the Servotecnica series of miniature and commercial slip rings. The slip rings are designed for use in any system requiring the transmission of electrical and/or power signals to an intermittently or continuously rotating shaft.
Designed for use in such equipment as video systems, robots, downhole inspection equipment, manufacturing/process control equipment, medical equipment and packaging machines, the miniature SRC series slip rings are flexible, cost-effective, reliable and high-quality products. They are available in many standard configurations, offer a high rated life of 100million revolutions (nominal speed 250rpm) and the facility of from 6 to 56 circuits. In addition, their compact size allows installation into small systems.
The design of the SRC series features a small ring diameter, which allows low peripheral speed between brushes and rings, as well as reduced dynamic imbalance; in combination, these factors mean low wear. Moreover, the use of noble metals (gold to gold alloy) assures a longer operational life, lower frictional torque and reduced noise and interference between circuits. All the above features make the SRC series highly suitable for the transmission of critical signals, such as high-frequency signals (video, fieldbuses, etc) and very low currents and voltages (strain gauges, thermocouples and measuring equipment).
The SRC series is available for use with 240V DC and AC voltages; it is protected to IP51 against the ingress of dust and dripping water, and offers a wide operating temperature range of -200 to +800degC. In addition, the SRC series can be easily customised; the customisation concerns items such as connectors and cables, and also the number of circuits available from the SRC units.
Complementing the SRC series for larger applications are the SRH and SRH 1254 series of slip rings. Both of these types make use of a special technology that allows multiple contacts between their brushes and ring: a maximum of 24 in the case of the SRH 1254, and 120 for the SRH series. The same technology also ensures low-torque operation with reduced mechanical noise and low levels of wear.
Mounted in tough ABS housings, both the SRH series are robust and offer IP51 ingress protection for use across a wide range of industries including packaging, manufacturing, processing, robotics, medical, machine tools, converting, cable winding and many more.