Fibre Optic Rotary Joints are the optical equivalent of the electrical slip ring. It allows uninterrupted transmission of an optical signal while rotating along the fibre axis. A FORJ’s only function is to provide connection between two or multiple fibre cables whilst allowing free rotation between them. Therefore, it is critically important to ensure that the device has low insertion loss, small insertion loss variation (wow), and high return loss (a measure that characterises the amount of reflection a FORJ generates).
Combined with electrical slip rings, FORJ’s add a new dimension to traditional rotary joints. FORJ’s can be combined with proven Trolex Slip Rings to future-proof systems allowing ample bandwith to the end user.
A Slip Ring is an electrochemical device which allows the transmission of power and electrical signals from a stationary to a rotating structure. Slip Rings can be used in any electromechanical system which requires unrestrained, intermittent or continuous rotation while transmitting power and/or data. It can improve mechanical performance, simplify system operation and eliminate damage-prone wires fixed/hanging from moveable joints.
The Slip Ring’s function is to make one or more continuous electrical connections from points in a stationary section to points in a rotating section.
Trolex Engineering have 40 years experience in engineering, design and manufacture of Explosion Protected equipment and rotary solutions. All design and manufacturing is carried out at our 2 offices and workshops in the UK.
This is where the detailed design and development of the product’s form starts. The main tool for design and development is CAD – from a simple 2D drawing to a 3D model. This covers both mechanical and electrical. Once the design is verified, the bought-out components are sourced, with the aid of procurement systems.
Engineering is the application of science for finding solutions. Design is the creative expression of this knowledge…
Once the design of the product’s components is complete, the method of manufacturing is defined. The raw materials are taken through to final components, inspected and passed through to assembly.
Final components are fixed together to produce a final assembly before being passed through to test. A good assembly process can increase efficiency and quality, using different techniques and methodologies.
Within all the processes above, we use the problem-prevention method, concurrent engineering, providing better and more immediate communication between departments.
TEST & DESPATCH
All our products are tested to stringent safety standards prior to despatch, including tests such as continuity, dielectric & insulation resistance, volt drop, torque, dimensional checks and temperature transmission.