A slip ring is a mechanical device that aids in the transmission of signals, current and data between the rotating part and stationary parts in rotating machines. They come in handy when you have a rotating device that is continuously rotating and need to pass signal, data or electricity in it.
When it comes to through hole slip ring, the type of slip rings has a hole at the center. They are convenient to use when you have to pass a signal in a machine that is rotating 360°C continuously in a compact space. In this slip ring, the hole connects the rotor part and the stationary one.
The diameter of the hole varies. Depending on the manufacturer, it can range from 3mm to 30-mm. Customers buy it depending on where they are going to install the through-hole slip ring. They are the best for transferring electrical currents since they have a space to house the wires.
How To Install Through Hole Slip Rings?
Once you have the slip ring, do you know how to install it? Many slips ring manufacturers give instructions on how to install the through-hole slip ring once you purchase.This article will introduce about the installation and use of through hole slip ring. It ensures that the slip ring is installed correctly in place and functioning in a way it is supposed to. Through-hole slip ring has two parts, namely:
It is the machine or the equipment part. It acts as the house to the slip ring. When installing the slip ring, it gives support to the slip ring and enables it to function correctly. It also provides grade, dimension, weight, and protection to the slip ring.
It does the transferring of the currents. It is the complicated part, and an error at this part can lead to dysfunction of the whole system. The power and signaling part is essential, as it is the part that is responsible for communicating.
It is essential to note that depending on the type and specification, installing the through-hole can be done in two places. The channel or hole part and the outer or flange part. The following are the installation steps for both parts:
Position the slip ring: The first thing you need to do is position the slip ring where you want to mount it. Make sure it is free from moisture and dirt before you continue.
Tighten the screws: Take the four screws and tighten them to the shaft.
Route the wires: The next thing you want to perform is to route the cables and make connections for the slip ring to work. Make sure the cables are in the right position and do not prevent the rotor from rotating.
The outer flange part
Align the slip ring on the mounting hole onto the flange to the mounting base
Install all flat washers
Tighten the screws in place
Route the wires and make the necessary connections.
Things To Remember When Installing Through Hole Slip Ring
Every manufacturer needs to be careful when installing the slip ring. Just as the regular slip rings, they are sensitive, and a slight mistake in installing can lead to failure of the slip ring. Remember the following points when installing the slip ring:
Do not add any weight or pull: The through-hole slip ring is light and sensitive. Make sure the machines part housing the slip ring has enough support before installing. You should not add weight to the slip ring as it might result in it not functioning correctly.
Keep away from dust or moisture: The slip ring works well under temperatures below 80° C and minimal humidity. It means that if you are to use the slip ring in extreme weather conditions, you have to insulate it to protect it from weathering due to the extreme conditions.
Separate: It is essential to note the parts that need separation. Keep the stationary leads away from the axis, and the rotary leads away from fix parts. That is to avoid any friction that may result from the parts touching each other. The friction may lead to parts wearing out, thereby increasing the cost of maintenance.
A through-hole slip ring is a slip ring with a hole at the center. It allows the transfer of signals and power in compact space that rotates 360° continuously. Having the right installation guide enables every manufacturer to install the slip ring correctly for maximum functionality.