Designing a Slip Ring for a Heated Conveyor

United Equipment Accessories (UEA) recently received a request to develop a slip ring to power heated pulleys in a conveyor system for winter weather mining equipment.
Nick Addington
Sales Engineer
Mining conveyor

How do you keep an outdoor conveyor from freezing and free of snow and ice when working in a cold environment? United Equipment Accessories (UEA) recently received a request to develop a slip ring to power heated pulleys in a conveyor system for winter weather mining equipment. The customer wanted to reduce time lost due to adverse weather conditions and frozen conveyors. Because these conveyors operate in harsh conditions, the client needed a robust slip ring solution to make sure the conveyor system could work at any time, under any condition.

Adding a slip ring to the assembly allows the rotating conveyor pulley to be heated, melting snow and ice off the conveyor belt. UEA offered a small-profile, rugged slip ring design to provide power to the heating element inside the pulley. The slip ring features a stainless-steel enclosure to prevent rust. The slip ring is also sealed to IP 65 and designed with robust bearings, ensuring that the slip ring will run for the life of the conveyor.

Slip Ring

UEA’s slip ring solution is designed and engineered to meet the unique challenges of the industrial conveyor application. These include extreme temperatures and constant vibration from the conveyor. This is another example of UEA being handed a challenge and finding a unique solution.

UEA is your trusted slip ring partner, designing and manufacturing slip ring solutions for the harshest environments. Contact UEA to design your custom slip ring today.

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