Slip Ring Replacement with Wireless Solutions

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Application: Monitor Fill Level, Pressure and Temperature in the Bowl of a High Speed Filler

Challenges: Electromechanical Slip Rings are costly and time consuming to replace when they fail

Solution: DX80 Radio wirelessly transmits fill level, pressure and temperature to the control panel

Benefits: DX80 eliminates the need for slip rings, helping to decrease downtime and maintenance

Sensors monitor the conditions inside the bowl of a high speed filler such as level, temperature, and pressure. It is common to use slip rings to transmit signal from the internal stationary part of the past the rotary component of the outside of the filler. Slip rings are prone to failure due to the constant friction of the rotation. When a slip ring fails, production on the beverage line comes to a halt and the downtime can be costly. It is best to find an alternate monitoring solution that would eliminate the slip ring and the excessive downtime associated with it.

Description

Slip rings are subject to constant movement which in turn leads to continuous maintenance in order to avoid degradation of the rotating electrical connection caused by normal wear and debris. When a slip ring fails, production comes to a halt and causes very costly downtime.

The DX80 wireless family provides a wireless solution that can provide battery power to an analog device, and transmit the analog signal indicating fill level to the filling machine.  This allows for the necessary signals to get delivered without the use of wires, hence keeping the fill station free of excessive clutter.  The DX80 wireless solution eliminates the need for slip rings, helping to decrease downtime and maintenance.  


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