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Slip Ring Common Questions

We cover questions regarding slip ring certifications, brushes, replacement parts, designing for extreme environments, and communication circuits.

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October 16, 2019
Slip Ring questions

In today’s blog, we are here to answer some frequently asked questions that we get from customers regarding our slip rings.  

Do UEA slip rings have UL/NTRL/CSA certification?
They can. They are custom-built, so they do not have a certification unless it is needed. Our slip rings are built to UL/CSA standards.

Does UEA supply replacement parts for slip rings?
Yes, UEA provides replacement parts for all slip rings.

Can UEA design slip rings for extreme environments?
Yes, UEA can custom-design slip rings for a wide variety of extreme environments and hazardous locations.

Are UEA’s brushes pre-formed to the curvature of the slip ring or do they require a break-in period?
UEA brushes are radiused to the ring's outer diameter. They do not have to be broken in.

What communication protocols do UEA slip rings use?
Ethernet, Ethercat, Devicenet, Profibus, CanBus, etc. (Up to 100Mbps.) Learn more about our communication circuits here.

Can you run data/communications in the same slip ring as power circuits?
The answer is yes. However, there are a few precautions and design details that we consider when doing this. One of the first things we try to do, when possible, provides two separate cores. Another thing we look to do is keep the cores and brushes separated by using a sort of divider or separator plate. We can even provide a separate slip ring assembly inside another ring's enclosure. For more information, please read our blog on power & communication circuits.

How do a get a quote if I have a product number?
Contact us and include the product number in your communication.

What if I don’t know all the specifics for my application?
Reach out and let us help! Our engineers can help outline what you need for the requirements of your application.

What is the minimum quantity for a custom product?
We can do a single order for any of our products.

Have a question that wasn't answered in today's blog? Feel free to reach out directly and ask away!

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