Metal Fiber Brushes for Data Transmission

Metal Fiber Brushes for Data Transmission

DHi offers advanced technology solutions for your data transmission problems, providing:

  • Reduced maintenance costs
  • Increased service life and online availability
  • Enhanced performance
  • Improved environmental conditions

DHi provides full-spectrum engineering and life-cycle support for MFBs from form-fit-function replacement of existing carbon brushes in your legacy data transmission systems to complete design, manufacturing and customer support for your new systems incorporating our metal fiber brushes.

DHi’s metal fiber brushes have unique performance characteristics and demonstrated advantages over carbon brushes now in use. Some key performance attributes our metal fiber brushes used in data transmission applications:

  • High data rate transfer across sliding surfaces above 50 Mbits/second. Higher rates are limited not by the brush, but by the brush cabling and mounting within the brush holder.
  • Less than 1/5 the wear debris volume of carbon brushes.
  • Non-dimensional wear rates of 2 x 10-11 at sliding speeds of 20 meters/second in open atmosphere. In all side by side testing, MFB’s had at least twice the service life of carbon brushes.
  • Extremely high tolerance to atmosphere contaminates.
  • Extremely low electrical noise across the brush slip ring interface.
  • Lower levels of acoustical noise.