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Customized Slip Ring Solutions

Custom Slip Rings and Slip Ring Assemblies

  • Custom Rotary Electrical Connectors
  • Slip Ring and Fiber Optic Rotary Joint (FORJ)
  • Plating rotary ground
  • High Performance Slip Ring
  • Sealed Slip Ring
  • copper rotary ground
  • Custom Slip Ring Solutions
  • High Speed Rotary Electrical Connector
  • Gold Rotary Ground
  • Ethernet Slip Ring
  • Custom slip ring alternatives
  • Slip ring and rotary union

Custom Engineered ROTOCON Brushless Slip Rings

» Provides brush-free design requiring no user maintenance» Delivers clean electrical signal for both power & data, with no measurable noise
» Robust industrial design provides reliable long lasting performance » Remains unaffected by machine vibration or rotational speed

Meridian Laboratory has over 55 years of experience in delivering high performance slip ring assemblies to a wide variety of customers, industries and applications.  During this time, Meridian Laboratory has produced over 6,000 different designs to meet the demanding challenges of  custom slip ring requirements.  For most applications, Meridian Laboratory is able to modify one of their standard designs to meet your application requirements, however we also welcome even the most vigorous engineering challenges involving custom slip rings, custom slip ring assemblies and custom electrical slip rings.

Meridian Laboratory is your single source provider for slip ring, and fiber optic rotary joint or rotary union combinations.  Our engineers will work directly with you in designing, manufacturing, and testing custom slip ring solutions, even with volumes as low as one piece.

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Rotation in industrial environments causes many complicated problems, our ROTOCON® slip ring assemblies solve them. Where traditional metal on metal brushed slip ring contacts cause limitations within a process, maintenance headaches, short duty cycles, and lost time and money in your production environment; brushless ROTOCON slip rings from Meridian Laboratory offer a maintenance-free, long-lasting alternative to conventional slip rings.

»  Higher RPMs

»  Zero Maintenance / Continuous Use

»  High Speed Data and Power Transmission

»  Wide Range of Voltage and Amperage Capabilities

Better than conventional slip rings

Meridian Laboratory’s ROTOCON technology is unique in both function and design, relying on a molecularly bonded, mercury-wetted film contact chamber that remains unaffected by vibration, total revolutions, or continuous usage. As a result, ROTOCON slip rings require zero maintenance over the course of their life. The ROTOCON® platform has been engineered by design to be configurable to your exact needs and applications, regardless of quantities. Whatever your application, our team can build a ROTOCON to meet your specifications, from size,  mounting type, form factor and other electrical or mechanical interfaces.

Video: Conventional Slip Ring vs. ROTOCON Signal Quality Demonstration

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Meridian Laboratories can integrate virtually any single or combination of wiring configurations in its ROTOCON custom slip rings. Most standard ROTOCON units are specified with MIL-W-16878 nickel plated, stranded copper wire with Teflon insulation. Depending on your application and specifications, we can accommodate the following wire/cable types:

  • Single stranded cables
  • Multi stranded cables
  • CAT5 / CAT5e / CAT6 / CAT6e cables
  • Coaxial cables
  • Heater (fiberglass shielded) cables
  • Strain gage cables
  • Shielded cables
  • Thermocouples wires (all types)

Meridian Laboratory has various mechanical mounting styles available to best integrate with your design or fit with existing equipment. We offer, but are not limited to:

Meridian Laboratory offers different electrical termination options to best fit your application or usage requirements. We offer standard, but are not limited to:

  • Ring terminals
  • Potted flying leads (virtually any manufacturer of wire)
  • Circular / MIL-spec connectors (Amphenol, Cannon, Phoenix, Turck, TE, and others)
  • Coax connectors (all frames and sizes)
  • Wet-mateable connectors (Teledyne, Seacon, TE, Burton/Cooper, SubConn, Impulse, Mecca, Marshall Underwater, and many others)

Meridian Laboratory is able to deliver standard and custom slip ring assemblies with sealing capabilities up to IP68.  Meridian Laboratory ROTOCON brushless slip rings are extremely robust and built to handle the most demanding environments and applications.

For applications which operate in elevated temperature environments, or which may drive a ROTOCON brushless slip ring past their rated operating temperatures, we offer custom air and water cooling solutions.

Fiber-Optic Rotary Joint Integration: Meridian Laboratory offers a full suite of single and multi-channel fiber optic rotary joints integrations.  Offered in a wide variety of configuration options for varying size, wavelength, environmental, material, and termination requirements, we are your single-source provider for slip ring and FORJ solutions. See our full list of capabilities and solutions.

FIBER TYPESSingle-mode E9/125μm
Multi-mode G50/125 μm
Multi-mode G62.5/125 μm
*Fiber protection available
CHANNELSStandard: 1, 2, 3-20 Channels
Custom: Up to 81 Channels
CONNECTOR TYPESC, LC, FC, ST, LSA, Molex/LC, LuxCis
POLISHUPC, APC, PC
DIGITAL DATA TRANSMISSIONUp to 40Gbits/s per channel
RPMUp to 3,000 RPM (Model specific)
TEMPERATURE-40F to 185F

Rotary Union Integration: Meridian Laboratory offers customized solutions which include single and multi-passage rotary unions to pass fluids, gases, and other medias.  See our full list of capabilities and solutions.

RPMUp to 15,000 RPM
MOUNTINGThrough-hole, end of shaft, or flange mount available
HOUSING6061 Aluminum or 304 Stainless steel
PASSAGESUp to 20 Passages
PRESSUREUp to 23,000 PSI - speed and media dependent
TEMPERATURE-321F to 900F, depending on options