Rotary unions are integral to ensuring your equipment pivots, wherever necessary. Evidently, when a large Fortune 500 Defense company was looking to liquid cool a 30-foot gun barrel, they came to Rotary Systems for their rotary unions. Why? They needed a custom-built part that is precise and durable, especially during offshore operations.
Doing what we do best, Rotary Systems started by designing a large two passage rotary union. This helped provide fluid to cool the gun barrel during operation. Each gun system is capable of firing up to 10 rounds per minute. These rounds 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 consistent cooling. This is where the rotary union comes into play.
The rotary union was specifically designed for this purpose. We built the part utilizing the proper passage size 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 800-959-0146 for more information
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.