Because of their simplicity, slip ring assemblies are typically the first choice for making connection in rotating applications to strain gages, thermocouples, ICP accelerometers, RTD’s and other sensors. They are also the primary choice for maintaining communication with and supplying power to PLC’s and other electronic equipment used in rotational applications in automated industry and robotics. For most applications no extra equipment is required than would be necessary for a stationary application. Because of their simplicity, it is also typically much easier to troubleshoot and diagnose signal noise and quality issues than in a system utilizing more complex equipment.
|Slip ring assemblies designed to mount on the end of a rotating shaft and make electrical connection to strain gages, thermocouples, or other rotating sensors.|
|Weatherproof End of Shaft||Weatherproof slip ring assemblies designed to mount on the end of a rotating shaft and make electrical connection to strain gages, thermocouples, or other rotating sensors.|
|For applications which require the slip ring assembly to be mounted directly on a rotating shaft and make electrical connection to strain gages, thermocouples, or other rotating sensors.|
|Weatherproof Tubular||Weatherproof 4 and 6 circuit slip ring assemblies designed to fit on shafts up to 2" in diameter.|
We can modify any of our designs to meet your requirements.
Modifications to ruggedize slip rings for high vibration applications are available for all our slip ring assemblies.
Slip Ring Design and Manufacturing
Michigan Scientific has been designing and manufacturing slip ring assemblies since 1960. We produce thousands of standard assemblies per year. The standard units range from 4 to 36 connections. Our slip rings are instrumentation quality assemblies designed to be used with strain gage, thermocouple and other sensor signals. In addition to our standard assemblies we design and manufacture hundreds of custom slip rings per year.
We have manufactured assemblies for the following custom slip ring applications:
- Sealed for operation submersed in oil
- Used in hard vacuum, some outer space applications
- 240 channel assembly for NASA used to test centrifugal compressors
- Weatherproof, sealed to operate in all weather applications
- Assemblies with thru holes used to mount over rotating shafts
- 52 circuit assembly for NASA used for helicopter wind tunnel tests
- Assemblies with internal encoders and resolvers
- Units with internal tachometer generators
- Units with customer specified connectors
- Units with both instrumentation and power circuits
We have a complete engineering, design, manufacturing and testing facility that enables us to produce the highest quality slip ring assemblies.
What makes MSC Slip Ring Assemblies Unique?
Michigan Scientific Corporation Slip Ring Assemblies set the standard for ruggedness, durability, and efficiency of design. Our assemblies are primarily designed for use in vehicular testing. This testing tends to be very rigorous and demands that the slip ring assemblies be able to not only survive a wide range of dynamic testing environments, but also provide dependable, instrumentation quality signal connection under demanding conditions. Meeting the needs of such demanding applications has resulted in the development of quality slip ring assemblies and accessories that are a preferred choice for any application that requires a quality instrumentation grade slip ring assembly.
Rotational Speed and Position Sensors.
In many applications it is important to know the rotational speed and position of the part being tested. Since the rotor of a slip ring assembly rotates directly with the rotating portion of the application, the slip ring assembly provides an ideal platform for the installation of rotational sensors. We have chosen and developed encoders, resolvers and encoder electronic packages that are both accurate and durable. Through imaginative design and attention to detail, we have been able to package these sensors within the housings of several of our assemblies, creating durable, compact assemblies.
How can I be sure MSC Slip Ring Assemblies will work for my application?
Michigan Scientific Corporation was incorporated in 1960. Since then we have produced slip ring assemblies for a wide variety of applications, from industrial automation to aerospace applications; from heavy construction and agricultural equipment testing to high performance motorcycle development. We have considerable experience in meeting the demands of difficult slip ring applications. Chances are we can provide an assembly to meet your needs too.
Family of Slip Rings