UEA Blog

  • Working Together to Save Costs

    posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    Recently UEA was contacted by a long time customer with the request to lower the price of a slip ring they purchase. The customer was not simply trying to save a few bucks but rather hoping to redesign some of their machines this product goes into and help spur demand. Part of this project would be cost savings.

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  • A Good Problem to Have

    posted on Tuesday, May 9, 2017

    A little over seven months ago UEA stepped up capacity to manufacture our line of high-quality custom designed hydraulic swivels by moving into our new addition with our CNC hydraulic swivel production equipment. At that time I had made the comment that we should be set for quite some time regarding meeting the production needs of our customers

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  • Can I Talk to a Hydraulic Swivel Engineer?

    posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    Through its robust product line, reliable field performance, excellent customer service, and over 6 years of hydraulic swivel production experience, UEA has gained market share. Today UEA is delivering more and more hydraulic swivels to OEMs among construction, forestry, mining, utility vehicles, railroad equipment, aerial work platform, material handling, and specialty vehicle, industries.

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  • Does UEA Make Slip Rings for Hazardous Locations?

    posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    UEA is in the final stages of building our first hazardous location slip ring assemblies. The slip ring was designed to UL 1203 and in accordance to the NEC to operate in classified locations including Class II Div I & 2 group G, E, & F. Specifically, it was designed with the intention to be used in a grain bin application for a grain sweep offloading system or similar electrical rotary joint needs.

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  • Test Track Slip Ring

    posted on Monday, March 27, 2017

    A new version of United Equipment's S15A series slip ring has completed our Engineering design process[LD1] . Due to outdoor use and the rugged application, our customer requested the use of a ball bearing in the base casting. UEA typically uses a nylon bearing which will work in most slow turning applications, but occasionally the nylon bearing is upgraded to a heavy duty ball bearing.

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