simplify the protection of bearings in VFD-driven
motors, Electro Static Technology has introduced the Split-Ring AEGIS™
Bearing Protection Ring with Conductive Epoxy Mounting. Developed for fast,
easy field installation without detaching coupled equipment, the new Split-Ring
kit offers long-term protection of ac motor bearings from electrical damage, safely
channeling VFD-induced bearing currents
to ground. The unit has a 360-degree circumferential inner ring of conductive
microfibers permanently secured in place by the patented AEGIS
FiberLock™ channel. The FiberLock channel design not only prevents
the microfiber brushes from loosening or falling out, but also protects them
conventional shaft grounding brushes, the ring is maintenance-free and lasts
for the life of the motor. It works with virtually no friction or wear,
regardless of motor rpm, and is unaffected by dirt, grease or other
The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.