What is a Slip Ring?

2023-08-16 16:04

A slip ring, also known as a rotary electrical joint, is a mechanical device used to transmit electrical signals, power, or data from a stationary structure to a rotating one. It's commonly employed in applications where continuous rotation is required while maintaining electrical connections between components or systems.

The slip ring consists of two main components: a stationary part called the "stator" and a rotating part called the "rotor." These components are in direct contact with each other and allow the transfer of electrical signals or power between them. The stator is typically mounted to a fixed structure, while the rotor is attached to the rotating component.