Protecting The Land From Enemies At Sea
In this article:
- What is a radar turning unit & what does it do?
- How a slip ring delivers video to HQ
October 30, 2020—Communication is essential to all marine vessels. Without a functioning positioning system, it’s difficult to determine which route to take to return home. That’s one potential use for a coastal radar system. One of the most important jobs for radars is to protect the land from enemy attacks. That’s why a major manufacturer of mission-critical defense systems contacted us to build a custom slip ring for their radar turning unit.
Coastal surveillance systems protect us against enemy warships and deter illegal fishing vessels from entering our waters.
By positioning the radar system on the coast, this ensures the least interference between devices so they’re able to communicate quickly and take corrective action as soon as possible.
What Does A Slip Ring Do?
Rotary Systems slip rings deliver power and data from stationary to rotating devices, all while maintaining an uninterrupted connection. In a typical installation, the housing remains stationary and the shaft rotates, allowing the electrical current to flow through the rings to power the device.
By installing a custom slip ring on their radar turning unit, our customer is able to deliver powerful data back to home base. This slip ring can enable them to record video of illegal maritime activities to present in court, or wherever the case may be.
Rotary Systems, Inc., located in Ramsey, 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 manufacture of both rotary unions and electrical slip ring products for industries in all markets around the world.