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Electro Static Technology: Bearing Protection Kits

October 6, 2008


Two new AEGIS SGR Split-Ring Bearing Protection Kits™ are available: one for NEMA motors and one for IEC motors. Developed for easy field installation without disassembly of coupled equipment, these kits are designed to provide clearance for shaft shoulders, slingers, and other end-bell protrusions while protecting bearings from electrical damage caused by circulating or shaft currents. The ring prevents bearing damage by safely channeling shaft currents to ground. According to the manufacturer, the ring dramatically extends motor life and prevents bearing noise, downtime, and costly motor repairs/replacements. Kits also include a sturdy aluminum mounting plate and all mounting hardware. Split-ring kits are ordered by motor frame size. Standard-size kits fit NEMA-frame motors with shaft diameters from 0.625-3.375 inches and IEC-frame motors with shaft diameters from 19-95 mm. Custom-size kits are also available.

Electro Static Technology, 31 Winterbrook Rd., Mechanic Falls, ME 04256; 866-738-1857 or 207-998-5140; 207-998-5143 (fax); sales@est-aegis.com; www.est-aegis.com

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