Case Studies

  • Small Component, Big Reliability

    posted on Monday, April 2, 2018

    Fiber optic rotary joints are being considered more and more as a replacement for conventional precious metal contacts in wind turbines.

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  • How to Keep Your Turbine Spinning

    posted on Monday, March 5, 2018

    The design and manufacturing of a slip ring component is imperative to the overall function and efficiency of a wind turbine.When a slip ring fails, power and communication data cannot pass through to pitch mechanisms, and other controls in the hub and top box; this can cause a wind turbine to shut down. This is also why manufacturers have devoted a great deal of engineering and research to developing wind turbine slip rings that last longer, and require less maintenance.

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  • Small Slip Rings are a Big Deal

    posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    When most people think of wind turbines, bigger components like motors and blades immediately come to mind. Smaller components, on the other hand, are often overlooked. However, it's those small components that can make or break a system.

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  • Pick the Right Swivel and Slip Ring

    posted on Thursday, September 14, 2017

    A separated-style hydraulic swivel and electrical slip ring is usually best for truck-mounted aerial lifts, but you need to assess each application. The booms of truck-mounted aerial lifts are commonly mounted on turrets that permit unlimited continuous rotation so operators can move a boom-mounted work platform to any desired position.

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  • Hydraulic Swivel/Slip Ring Combination Unit Options

    posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    Many buyers looking for a new hydraulic swivel/slip ring combination unit have an objective of saving money and creating an assembly that surpasses the requirements of the application but is not over-engineered. There are three main styles of slip ring and hydraulic swivel combination units.

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