Slip rings may be used in some advanced vacuum cleaners, although this is not common in the current vacuum cleaner market. A slip ring is an electrical connector that enables the transmission of power and signals between rotating and stationary components. They are commonly used in applications that require continuous rotation, such as wind turbines, industrial machinery, and certain types of robots.
It should be noted that most ordinary household vacuum cleaners do not need slip rings because they are usually battery powered, and the signal transmission between the sensor and the actuator can be done via wireless or wired cables. The use of slip rings is more concentrated in the field of professional robots that require more complex functions or specific applications, so only some advanced sweeping robots in large fields will use slip rings.
In some advanced sweeping robots, slip rings can be used to achieve some specific functions. The following are several applications of slip rings in sweeping robots:
1. Power transmission: Some sweeping robots may need to work continuously for a long time, rather than relying on battery power. In this case, slip rings can be used to transfer power from an external power source to the inside of the robot to maintain continuous operation.
2. Data transmission: Some advanced sweeping robots may need to transmit large amounts of data to sensors or actuators on rotating parts. Slip rings can be used to transfer data from a fixed part to a rotating part for real-time data transfer.
3. Control signal transmission: The control system of the sweeping robot may need to send a control signal to an actuator on a rotating part, such as a drive wheel or a rotating brush. Slip rings can be used to transmit control signals to rotating parts, thereby achieving control of their movement.
JINPAT hollow shaft slip ring LPT050-0615 has a number of signal paths through the serial port, which CAN be used for CAN signal transmission, and is used for signal transmission of components such as rotary roller brush on large automatic sweeping robot.