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
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