One of the most common issues we see with customer applications, is that they have a limited amount of space for testing equipment. Often times, customers are trying to take strain or temperature measurements directly in an engine, in robot end effector, or in medical equipment, where space is at a premium. The Michigan Scientific Short S-Series slip ring assemblies are a great option for such applications.
Compact Slip Ring Design
The Short S-Series slip rings are an economical way to get unrestrained data, to or from a rotating source with the use of strain gauges, thermocouples, or other sensors. Slip rings are also known as electrical rotary joint, rotational electrical connection, or electrical communicator. The Michigan Scientific Short S-Series slip rings are available with up to 10 circuit connections in our most compact design. These units allow you to get critical information during testing with the flexibility that other larger versions do not. Even with a compact design, the current capacity and quality is not sacrificed.
Integrated Amplifier for Signal Conditioning
A unique feature that the Short S-Series slip ring assembly has, is the ability to have an integrated amplifier within the rotor of the slip ring. While Michigan Scientific designs and manufacturers stand-alone modular amplifiers that pilot directly on slip ring rotors, the space constraints of many applications do not allow for this addition. By integrating the amplifier within the rotor, critical space is not longer being taken up, while the amplifier provides a high-level voltage signal output directly from the sensors. The Short S-Series slip rings can have either a strain gauge or thermocouple amplifier within the rotor, for strain or temperature measurements.
Michigan Scientific’s Short S-Series slip ring assemblies are ideal for use in applications where limited space is a concern, such as internal vehicle testing, robotic testing, or equipment testing. They allow for crucial measurements to be taken in small spaces, without sacrificing the performance or quality of the slip ring signals. If signal conditioning is also a concern, they can be manufactured with an amplifier integrated directly into the rotor. If you have a limited space application that requires high quality measurements, contact our application specialists to determine which Michigan Scientific Short S-Series slip ring is best for you.