April 27, 2015 News Release

When a large Fortune 500 Defense company was looking to liquid cool a 30-foot gun barrel, they came to Rotary Systems. Rotary Systems designed a large two passage rotary union to provide fluid to cool the gun barrel during operation. Each gun system is capable of firing up to 10 rounds per minute with rounds that are over 6.0 inches in diameter and 11 feet in length. To provide the high-volume sustainable fires during peak operation, the gun barrel requires cooling and this is where the rotary union comes into play. The rotary union was specifically designed with the proper passage size and manufactured to provide enough fluid flow to cool the barrel in the limited space provided in the gun assembly.

Rotary Systems is currently working with a number of Defense Companies on several active projects for the Air Force, Navy and Army.

Applications for Rotary Systems rotary unions are wide and varied. If you have a special project please contact an applications engineer at info@rotarysystems.com, or call 800-959-0146 for more information

Rotary Systems, Inc., located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a leading design and manufacturer of custom and standard rotary unions and electrical slip rings components that are used in various industries around the world. Founded as a privately held company in 1992, the organization has grown into one of Minnesota’s leading technology companies and has enjoyed over 20 straight years of business growth and profitability with more than 1,000 customers located in over 25 countries. Rotary System’s vision is to be the premier global leader in the design, development and manufacturer of both rotary unions and electrical slip ring products for industries in all markets around the world.