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THE UNIQUE DESIGN OF A MERCOTAC® CONNECTOR:
Mercotac® rotating connectors use
a unique design principle unlike the sliding, brush contact of a slip ring. The connection is made through a pool of liquid metal molecularly bonded
to the contact, which provides a low-resistance, stable connection. During rotation the fluid maintains the electrical connection between the
contacts without any wear.
The following are among the many reasons why Mercotac® connectors are superior to slip rings. First, unlike a slip ring, Mercotac®
connectors produce near zero electrical noise due to their unique design. Second, resistance through the rotating contact is less than one milliohm,
which is much lower than the resistance of a slip ring. Third, Mercotac® connectors do not degrade the signal over time, which does happen with
slip rings. Fourth, slip rings require maintenance and Mercotac® connectors are maintenance free. Fifth, Mercotac®
connectors are more compact and cost far less than slip rings of equal capacity. Sixth, both current power and instrumentation signals can be sent
through a single, compact Mercotac® connector.