slip ring


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slip ring

n.
A metal ring mounted on a rotating part of a machine to provide a continuous electrical connection through brushes on stationary contacts.

slip ring

n
(Electrical Engineering) electrical engineering a metal ring, mounted on but insulated from a rotating shaft of a motor or generator, by means of which current can be led through stationary brushes into or out of a winding on the shaft

slip′ ring`


n.
(in an electric motor or generator) a metal ring that conducts current through stationary brushes to or from the coil or rotor.
[1895–1900]
slip′-ring`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slip ring - connection consisting of a metal ring on a rotating part of a machineslip ring - connection consisting of a metal ring on a rotating part of a machine; provides a continuous electrical connection through brushes on stationary contacts
connecter, connector, connective, connection, connexion - an instrumentality that connects; "he soldered the connection"; "he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"
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A slip ring system, which is composed of a three-phase slip ring and brushes, is attached to the input rotor realized with a winding rotor in order to supply current to the winding coils.
In addition to eliminating the penalties associated with the slip ring approach, a wireless telemetry system based on wide bandgap semiconductors would also provide highly increased signal to noise ratios (SNR) of the measured parameters, since the signals are conditioned very close to the sensors themselves.
In addition to selecting the most appropriate brush grade for a given application, ensuring the roundness of a commutator or slip ring is crucial to lengthening these parts' service life.
A 30-channel slip ring is a heavy, bulky device that adds substantially to the unsprung weight during the test period.
R]) of Manassas Park, VA and H&N Electric from Pasco, WA recently conducted an up-tower inspection of DHi's revolutionary blade pitch control slip ring featuring HiPerCon[R] Brand metal fiber brushes (electric brushes) after one year of slip ring operation at PacifiCorp, Inc.
Dirt, sand, oil, and condensation have a habit of collecting on your Paladin's slip ring, crewmen.
The K-Control system overcomes this limitation by means of an electrical rotary joint or slip ring that can withstand high oven temperatures.
Metal Fiber Brushes, which gain their name from the fact that they are constructed of thousands of hair-fine silver alloy fibers running on their tips, offer significant improvement over carbon brushes in both data and current transfer, offering extended brush and slip ring service life of at least twice the service life of carbon brushes, high current capacity of 250 amps/inch2, and significant decreases in service acoustic and electrical noise at sliding speeds up to 70 m/second.
Slip ring--If the slip ring collects too much sand, you'll have trouble putting on or taking off the handguards.
Of the strain gauge systems, those using slip rings are less expensive than those that rely on telemetry for power and data transfer because slip ring systems use fewer electronics, he explained.