Do your slip rings run trouble free for their expected lifecycle? If you answered “no,” you’re not alone. Many engineers who work with rotating machines experience slip ring problems or downtime at some point. The good news is you can easily keep your slip rings running smoothly for the long haul by following just three simple steps.

All you need to do is configure, install and maintain the slip rings properly.

Unfortunately, even experienced engineers sometimes configure slip rings without paying enough attention to how the device will be installed on the machine. It turns out that different mounting orientations call for different slip ring configurations. And if you get the configuration wrong, the slip ring may suffer from recurring signal loss problems and a shortened working life.

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Maintenance isn’t always straightforward either. It’s easy to lay the blame for poor maintenance on end-users, but the truth is some slip ring designs are inherently difficult to maintain.

In our latest white paper, we’ll go over some simple design strategies that will help you ensure the longest possible life and lowest possible maintenance for the slip rings used on packaging and other industrial machines.