20090320279, Dec 31, 2009
Timothy W. Jayko - Schenectady NY,
Michael G. McClure - Albany NY,
An apparatus and method for removing slip ring assemblies from rotating electrical machinery. The apparatus attaches directly to the slip ring assembly through bolted connection points for ease of installation and removal. A jacking mechanism provides mechanical leverage to pry the slip ring from its heat-shrunk fit mounting location in a manner that is reliable and safe for the service worker and the slip ring assembly. The apparatus is lightweight and portable, facilitating use with electrical generators in the field and especially with wind turbine generators located on a wind turbine tower.