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Through-Bore Slip Ring Alternatives

ROTOCON MXT

The ROTOCON MXT Advantage for Through Hole Slip Ring Applications

Meridian Laboratory’s MXT Through-Hole Series is designed for applications which require mounting on solid or hollow shafts. Offered in a wide variety of sizes up to 4.00” in diameter, the shaft can be utilized as a drive shaft for the rotary portions of a machine, or used to hydraulic or pneumatic lines through the center of the unit Meridian Laboratory also offers fully integrated solutions with rotating unions and other add-ons.

Like all other ROTOCON rotating electrical contacts, the MXT through-hole slip ring series is designed to accommodate signal/data level transmission, (see full list below) as well as high current power transfer.  Similarly, the ROTOCON MXT through-hole series remains unaffected by machine vibration or rotational speed, throughout its entire RPM range.   The ROTOCON MXT through-hole series is offered in a variety of electrical termination options including ring terminals, flying leads, MIL-spec, or wet-mate connectors on both rotating and stationary ends.

Unlike conventional brushed slip rings which rely on metal on metal contacts and are limited by RPM, electrically noisy, and require adjustment and maintenance for proper operation – all ROTOCONs are brushless, functioning through a molecularly bonded viscous metal film which remains unaffected by speed, provides clean and noise-free electrical signals, and requires zero maintenance.

The ROTOCON MXT through-hole slip ring series is designed for continuous use industrial applications and is routinely used in a variety of industries including: packaging, test and measurement, food processing, strain and torque measurement, oceanographic instrumentation, and others.

RPMModel dependent, see model specifications
MOUNTINGStandard mounting with set screws onto shaft, optional flange mounting
HOUSING MATERIAL304 Stainless steel, or rust-proof black oxide coated steel
TERMINATIONSRing terminals, flying leads, MIL-spec, or wet-mate connectors on rotor or stator
OPERATIONCan be operated in any direction or orientation
MAINTENANCEFeatures permanently lubricated bearings at both ends, brush-free design requires no user maintenance
VOLTAGEStandard: Up to 600V AC/DC, Optional: Up to 5,000V AC/DC
MINIMUM INSULATION RESISTANCE>500MΩ @ 1kVDC
AMPERAGEModel dependent, up to 35A/channel (channels can be bridged in parallel, for higher capacity)
FREQUENCYUp to 1GHz (Application dependent)
DATA & SIGNAL TRANSMISSIONEthernet (10/100/1000Mbps), Etherlink, LAPPNET, Profinet, Profibus, ControlNet, DeviceNet, CAN-Bus, RS485, RS432, RS422, USB (1.0/2.0), Modbus, EtherCAT, CC-Link, coax, thermocouple (all types) and all other major communication protocols (With an appropriate number of circuits and cables)
STATIONARY CONTACT RESISTANCE<0.1mΩ
ROTATING CONTACT RESISTANCESame as stationary contact resistance (<0.1mΩ)
ELECTRICAL NOISE<0.01uV
OPERATIONIntrinsically immune to internal arcing
AMBIENT TEMPERATURENot to exceed 160˚F (70˚C)
IP RATINGAvailable up to IP67
  • Brushless, maintenance-free operation
  • Combines with rotary union, fiber optic rotary joint (FORJ) and other add-ons
  • Unaffected by machine vibration or rotational speed
  • Environmentally sealed
  • Mount and operate in any orientation
  • Ethernet (10/100/1000Mbps) capable
  • Packaging equipment
  • Dynamometers
  • Thermal forming machines
  • Assembly turntables
  • Bottling applications
  • Pharmaceutical filling equipment
Through-Hole Mounting
Through-Hole Mounting
ROTORRing Terminals Drum (Standard), Flying Leads
BODYRing Terminals (Standard), Potted Leads, Potted Connector
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
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
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

Through-Bore Models

Select the number of contacts required:

Need a different arrangement? Not all models are listed, contact Meridian Laboratory for other models, and specific information.
12346
810121620
2428323640

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