Rotating radar antennas are used to ensure uninterrupted 360° observation. These work with high-frequency rotary joints so that the signals can be transmitted between a static platform and a continuously rotating antenna system.
The new rotary couplings for contactless power and data transmission require almost no maintenance. This is in stark contrast to conventional sliprings, which involve physical contact and are therefore subject to wear. This can diminish or distort transmission, often requiring them to be replaced or repaired.
When sliprings are nevertheless preferred for special applications, SPINNER has come up with a special “plug & play” design that makes it quick and easy to remove the entire transmission unit for repairs or replacement.
Real-time transmission with GB Ethernet
SPINNER contactless rotary couplings transmit data in real time according to the Profinet Class C Ethernet protocol. They deliver the full bandwidth of standard Ethernet components and have consistently demonstrated absolute reliability millions of times over.