Thanks to its large market, commercial electronics adopt slip rings more often than other end applications. Take CENO Electronics for instance, standard slip rings with the largest annual production are for the commercial electronics market. And since commercial electronics is a rather broad conception, it can be further divided into different sections. Also, various sections feature different type of slip ring models and have different market prospects. Now let’s take a close look at different commercial electronics market sections and how they affect the slip ring industry
According to previous experience, commercial electronics can basically be divided into 3 categories: the first one is consumer goods or small household appliances whose typical representative is the robot vacuums; the second group is middle/high-end toy market which features toys with specific functions; the third is functional electronic product market, one of the typical products is hand-held stabilizer for photographing. CENO Electronics has typical slip ring models respectively for these three market sections.
To begin with, let’s take a look at the robot vacuums in the household appliance section. The most frequently used slip rings are the capsule slip rings or miniature slip rings which feature small diameter, from 1 to 2 cm, with relatively simple structure. This kind of slip rings are usually with less channels, 4 to 6 channels are sufficient for the component. Likewise, the window robot cleaners that developed from robot vacuums take up very similar structure and therefore adopt similar slip ring types. With years of developments, these household appliances have reached a technology ceiling, and seem less promising that other market sections.
Toys target at children. In this industry, low-end products take up the largest market shares. These are consumer goods that are vulnerable and replaceable. Different from these disposable toys, the middle/high-end toys are generally educational or with other specific functions. And only a small part of these middle/high-end toys are equipped with slip rings. CENO has developed different kinds of pancake slip rings for these toys. Taking the market’s demand into account, this middle/high-end toys market is quite competitive, especially in middle/small size robots with educational function. And of course it will offer enough space for the application of slip rings.
In terms of functional consumer electronics, hand-held stabilizers are becoming more and more popular. The development and popularization of 4G technology and phone camera make phones an emerging power in video production. Since phones and everyday cameras are handier than professional cameras, the former are preferred. To answer the new demands, hand-held stabilizers for phones and cameras are put into mass production. Meanwhile the demand of its components—the slip rings also soars. For the hand-held stabilizers, the mostly ordered product of CENO is the super miniature capsule slip ring, the CCN series. The diameter of the CCN slip ring is restricted with 10mm with compact size that can fit into electronic products with limited installation space like hand-held stabilizers. Having first-mover advantages, CENO slip rings has taken up a large marker share in the hand-held stabilizers. The marker potential of this field are the most promising of the three sections.