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Importance of the slip ring motor and why it requires graphite components

The working principle of the slip ring motor is a rotor motor, which has a motorized system which lifts carbon or graphite brushes. This process helps the system to connect the circuit that has the rotor to operate.

Importance of the slip ring motor and why it requires graphite components

How does the slip ring motor work?

This is also known as an asynchronous motor, since it uses inductor coils that use electric currents to produce a magnetic field which rotates and is called a rotating field. This rotating field has an alternating current. Thanks to Faraday's Law, we know that the second coil will have no voltage. However, by opening the voltage of the first one, it will create the other coil to have energy through the voltage it receives.

The working principle of the slip ring motor is a rotor motor, which has a motorized system which lifts carbon or graphite brushes. This process helps the system to connect the circuit that has the rotor to work. Its purpose is to make the machinery work properly. It also helps to regulate the speed and power with which the device rotates.

This motor is widely used in: load starting machines, cranes, elevators, forklifts, among many others.

Advantages and disadvantages of slip ring motors

The slip ring motor has different benefits and drawbacks, such as the following:

  1. It increases the service life of the brushes; 2.
  2. Its maintenance is small, compared to the actions it performs.
  3. It is not necessary to always change the brushes (only when they wear out) and the maintenance is accordingly.
  4. It avoids the accumulation of dust from the brushes that could compromise the process.
  5. Allows to have different parts within the process to optimize the process.

For example, the graphite carbon is an excellent energy conductor for the low, medium or high voltage electrical currents that the machine has, because it is constantly rotating.

Also, the scissor carbon holders help the process by holding the carbon graphite brush, which causes the graphite to transfer electricity to the slip ring motor When these parts wear out, because the motors no longer provide the power properly, maintenance is required. ESGRAF has multiple materials for the production of carbon graphite brushes for the production of spare parts.

Conclusions

To conclude, it is important to mention that without the slip ring motors, the process could not be carried out efficiently so that the machines do not stop. This is, because they do not generate the proper process or constant maintenance has to be done on the machinery and parts.

Therefore, graphite is vital in this process so that the energy can be conducted effectively, without the need to be changing parts. In ESGRAF we have different graphite presentations for any of your projects. Ask here