Mercotac®, Inc. was founded in 1978 to manufacture unique, high quality, low cost rotating electrical connectors. The original design was actually conceived decades before in order to provide a superior high fidelity connection to spinning Leslie organ speakers.
Since then, the design and manufacturing process has been continually improved and the product line expanded. Mercotac rotating electrical connectors have been developed to meet the needs of a variety of industrial machinery applications. See video demonstrations of Mercotac connectors.
Fortune 500 companies in the USA and around the world purchase connectors from us for their slip ring requirements. The demand for Mercotac Connectors continues to expand with the increasing use of electronics and computer controls and the necessity for better slip ring technology.
Mercotac Inc.’s mission is to provide prompt delivery of the highest quality rotating electrical connectors at very competitive prices. Our production facility is located in the north San Diego County community of Carlsbad, California. We utilize the latest technology equipment available and time-tested quality control measures to assure reliable Mercotac Connectors. To service our customers worldwide, Mercotac supports a network of approved foreign distributors outside the USA.
Many Mercotac customers were using standard brush slip rings until they discovered our uniquely-designed connectors, and have subsequently replaced their old technology slip rings with superior Mercotac Rotating Electrical Connectors. Click here to see the Difference
Mercotac Inc. is devoted to promoting a healthy environment. Mercotac connectors contain materials that should not be disposed of in the trash, but through proper recycling or a local waste recovery program. Mercotac Inc. offers a recycling service for this purpose, and encourages all end users to either dispose of Mercotac connectors properly or return them to Mercotac Inc. for recycling.
Mercotac Inc. is also committed to the reduction of pollution caused by the generation of electricity from non-renewable energy sources. In February of 2005, Mercotac Inc. became a “green power” generator by installing a 45kW solar photovoltaic electrical gerneration system at our facility. The electricity used by Mercotac Inc. is now produced from a renewable, non-polluting source.
Mercotac® Rotary Electrical Connectors
Mercotac® Rotary Electrical Connectors operate on a superior principle. They offer an extremely low resistance electrical connection because the electrical conduction path is a liquid metal which is molecularly bonded to the contacts. The Mercotac® connection is constant and unchanged for the life of the rotary electrical connector. Brush slip rings are usually composed of a rotating metal ring upon which a graphite or metal brush rubs and transfers the electrical signal or current. While brush slip rings are technically simple in operation, this rubbing interface is fraught with problems that include wear, high electrical resistance, oxidation, and resistance fluctuations which causes electrical noise.
Reference : mercotac.com