6 common problems when testing slip rings

testing slip rings

Slip rings need to reliably transmit data signals with accuracy and precision.  Failure to do so can result in expensive and disruptive failures in wind turbines or within time-critical applications such as diagnostic medical testing or for military communications.  Slip ring manufacturers therefore need a robust test strategy to ensure their products meet these performance…

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How do slip rings work?

How do slip rings work?

  This article gives an overview of what slip rings are, what they’re for and how they work. Think of it as a 101 overview guide! In electrical engineering terms, slip rings are a method of making an electrical connection through a rotating assembly.  It enables the transmission of power and data signals from a…

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Resistive noise in slip rings

Resistive noise in slip rings

If you manufacture or use instrument-quality slip rings, you must ensure that they reliably conduct power and signals that are not compromised by resistive noise. This post looks at the nature and causes of resistive noise in slip rings, and how to test for it. What is resistive noise in slip rings? Slip rings can…

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