New waterproof electric rotary joint: IP65 sealed slip ring assembly for packaging machinery

Slinfold, UK: The recently launched SVTS B Series (SRC 032M) series IP65 sealed slip ring assembly is specifically designed to meet the needs of latest technology flowpack packaging machines.

Available from Heason Technology, the new slip ring enables the transfer of electrical power and temperature sensor signals between the machine’s control system and its continuously rotating weld-and-cut sealing blades.

With 3 to 5 circuits or ‘ways’ the compact 32 mm diameter slip ring assembly is protected against fluid ingress and washdown processes – without the need for cumbersome and costly protective covers. Internally the small diameter precious metal alloy rings combine with multiple contact brushes for low peripheral rotating speeds that ensure long lifetime performance and low electrical noise. The precision ball bearing set ensures low friction torque for very smooth operation. Typical maximum voltage is up to 240 V AC although 400 V versions are also available in larger diameter packages.

The SVTS B Series is part of a comprehensive range of slip ring assemblies that are used on continuous or intermittently rotating machinery where electrical power and instrumentation level signals need to be transmitted between stationary and rotating platforms. In addition to packaging and converting machinery, Heason’s slip rings and rotary joints are used across all areas of machinery and equipment for industry, construction, research, medical and processing etc. Applications include machine tools, rotary tables, carousels, wind turbines, cable winches and more. These devices are available for up to 96 or more ways, combining power and instrumentation circuits which can include TTL, video or fieldbus level signals.

As part of its in-house motion systems design and build service, Heason Technology integrates the slip ring assemblies typically with through-aperture servomotors for positioning and automation systems where feed through of services is required.  Servo motors with through-apertures are available as direct drive or standard brushed and brushless types, and complimentary gear units also available. The SVTS B Series is just one example of how Heason Technology provides standard and customised electro-mechanical solutions for challenging motion control and automation applications across a diversity of market areas including aerospace, automotive, defence, robotics, process control, packaging, motorsports and many more.