Endura-Trac runs rings around its competitors

Assembly Automation

ISSN: 0144-5154

Article publication date: 1 June 2005



(2005), "Endura-Trac runs rings around its competitors", Assembly Automation, Vol. 25 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/aa.2005.03325bad.002



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Endura-Trac runs rings around its competitors

Endura-Trac runs rings around its competitors

IDM Electronics' Endura-Trac range of modular industrial slip rings has proven to be one of the most successful and versatile products in IDM Electronics' catalogue. Since transferring production of these units to its high technology manufacturing facility in Reading last year, Endura-Trac sales have increased steadily while lead times have been reduced (Plate 2).

Plate 2 The Endura-Trac range of modular industrial slip rings

The Endura-Trac range provides customers with a huge range of high performance standard products that are both reliable and durable. Currently available in 92 different combinations, they offer flexibility of design and a cost effective solution in a wide range of applications where the transfer of electrical, digital and video signals or electrical power from stationary to rotating components is required.

Typical applications include packaging equipment, inspection equipment, machine tools, CCTV cameras, index tables, rotary transfer machines, paper and film conversion machines, lighting displays, turbines and generators and a host of industrial automation equipment.

Units are available for shaft or flange mounting and offer up to 100 signal circuits of 250V/5A and 24 power circuits with a capacity of 600V/30A. They offer full 360° continuous rotation in either direction and are supplied with a dust cover. There are options for sealed units, high-speed rotation and high voltage. All units are supplied with 600mm flying leads as standard but customers may select any connector, lead length or lead exit pattern to match their interface requirements.

Endura-Trac can accommodate all colour or black and white video signals, high-speed digital data up to 80Mbaud and high frequency signals up to 125MHz. Higher frequency options are available to increase the bandwidth to 250MHz and the digital speed up to 125Mbaud.

The slip rings are designed to minimise friction and no lubrication is required giving a long and maintenance free life. Various mounting kits are available, making Endura-Trac the most flexible slip-ring solution possible.

The performance and versatility of the Endura-Trac range means it can be specified for a wide range of applications that would have previously required a custom built unit. Whereas a specially designed slip ring may take 6-8 weeks to engineer and produce, an Endura-Trac unit could be up and running in less than a week.

For further information, please contact: Warren North, IDM Electronics Ltd. E-mail: info@idmelectronics.co.uk

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