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Signal Quality Demonstration: Conventional Slip Ring vs. ROTOCON

Slip Ring Signal Quality Demonstration

Since 1963 Meridian Laboratory has manufactured brushless industrial slip ring assemblies and rotary electrical connectors. Conventional brushed slip rings rely on stationary graphite or metal contact (brush) which rubs on the outside diameter of a rotation metal ring. Unlike conventional slip rings, every ROTOCON features a brushless oil-sealed viscous wetted contact.

ROTOCON® brushless slip rings provide superior signal quality compared to conventional brushed slip rings. This video features high-precision MilliOhm Meters that are measuring real-time electrical resistance of each slip ring. As you can see the ROTOCON always delivers consistent results, the competition never does.

Both slip rings are spinning at the same speed, going through multiple cycles of varying speeds. The display shows the instantaneous electrical resistance of each slip ring.


Disadvantages of Conventional Brushed Slip Rings


• Noisy Signal at any RPM

• Routine Maintenance and Downtime

• Unreliable Data/Signal Transmission

• Creates Dust


Benefits of ROTOCON Brushless Slip Rings


• Perfect Signal at all RPMs

• Zero Maintenance and No Downtime

• Capable of Power and Data Communication

• Industrial Grade


Slip Ring Signal Quality Demonstration Results

The ROTOCON platform utilizes a sealed contact system that is brushless and provides the cleanest electrical signal available in any rotary electrical contact solution, for both power and data signals, you can count on no measurable noise from our rotary electrical union.

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    I've had the pleasure of working with Meridian Laboratory for the past couple of years, and they have revolutionized … More our product with the parts they created for us. Not only did they create the part, they also gave us advice on which type of material to use, and the combination of those two things has helped us be more efficient and productive.
    Vance has been helpful at every turn, and I look forward to working with him and the team at Meridian Laboratory more in the future. They do superb work.

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