One of the important parts of the pikchain® is the slip ring and the rotary union or a combination of both. This part establishes the contact between the c-chain and the let’s say “outside world”
We got a lot of questions concerning this issue. We want publish some answers here:
Does igus® produce slip rings or rotary unions? No!
Does the delivery package of the pikchain® also contains the slip ring or rotary union? As an option: Yes. igus® recommends buying the part yourself. We will tell you what and where you can buy the best part for you application.
Do rotary unions exist for Air, Water, and Hydraulics? Yes, nearly everything is possible. Most of time it’s only a question of space and price
Can I also transmit data with slip rings? Yes there are Slip Rings for all bus types on the market. We are pleased to consult you.
What about fibre optics? Are there existing also slip rings for this media? Yes, this is also available on the market.
What does a slip ring or a rotary union costs? This question is not possible to answer. Sorry. From a couple of hundred Euro up to several hundred thousands of Euros. It really depends on your application.
Are there combination of Slip Ring and Rotary Unions available? Yes, there are companies which harness your part according to your requirements.
Are there rotary unions on the market which are made for fiber optics? Yes, even for fiber optics.
How do I connect the slip ring to the c-chain? We will design and produce for you the connection.
You don’t find the answer to your questions? Don’t worry. Just call or E-Mail me. I am pleased to find the right answer for you. Christian Strauch +49 2203 96 49 7208.