Harsh Environment Slip Rings

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Slip Rings for Mining Equipment

Mining is one of the most difficult jobs on the planet, with a host of challenges that no other occupation or application experiences. Mining equipment is among the most heavy duty machinery on Earth; every part and component needs to be built tough to withstand the rigors of daily use. Complex components like slip rings must perform critical functions (in this case, transmitting power and electrical signals) while being sturdy enough to endure difficult tasks in harsh working environments. Fortunately, Orbex’s 200 Series harsh environment electric slip rings are designed for high performance in challenging applications like these.

200 Series slip rings can be found in a broad spectrum of mining equipment and applications, including:

  • Downhole inspection equipment
  • ROVs (remotely operated vehicles) and remote drills
  • Seismic surveying devices
  • Mine elevators
  • Cranes and related equipment
  • Mining instrumentation
  • Outdoor and underground pan-tilt camera heads
  • and much more


Heavy Duty Slip Ring Solutions for Industrial Mining

An industrial mine is one of the most challenging work environments imaginable. Mining equipment has to operate in extreme temperatures (both hot and cold), withstand high levels of dust and other contaminants, and, in general, withstand the nonstop punishment that is an inevitable part of the mining process.

200 Series heavy duty slip rings are specially engineered to provide superior performance in extremely harsh working conditions. They’re built with corrosion resistant stainless steel housings, are IP65 sealed against dust/debris infiltration, and are tested and proved in temperatures from -40° to 80°C (-40° to 176°F).

For improved performance and long service life in demanding applications, Orbex mining slip ring units feature our exclusive channeled brush technology. This unique design creates multiple contact points with low contact force to significantly reduce wear.

A special modular design provides exceptional flexibility and versatility. This design allows for a wide range of possible combinations of high current power circuits and low current signal circuits within the same slip ring, as well as a variety of connector and termination options. With these features, 200 Series slip ring modules can easily be customized to your performance and application requirements.


Features & Benefits of Orbex’s Mining Equipment Slip Rings

  • Proprietary channeled brush technology
  • Noble metal alloy contacts offer extended working life
  • Modular configuration of signal and power circuits
  • Corrosion resistant stainless steel casings
  • IP65 sealed
  • High reliability in challenging applications
  • Minimal maintenance requirements
  • CE and RoHS compliant
  • Temperature rating: -40° to 176°F (-40° to 80°C)


Contact Us for Industrial Mining Slip Ring Solutions

Orbex’s innovative, high performance 200 Series slip ring units are the perfect solution for your mining equipment. Contact us today for the mining slip rings you need.

CAD files and solid models of our Series 200 heavy duty slip rings are available upon request.