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Aegis-iPRO protects from bearing failure


June 20, 2013
By Rock to Road

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aegis_iproJune 20, 2013, Mechanic Falls, Maine – The Aegis iPRO Bearing
Protection Ring from Electro Static Technology may extend the life of medium-voltage
motors and improve the reliability of systems in which they are used.

The ring safely channels harmful electrical
currents away from bearings to ground and is specially designed for high-current
applications.

The maintenance-free iPRO prevents damage
that could otherwise lead to generator or motor failure, unplanned downtime,
costly repairs, and lost revenues. It is available in a range of sizes to
accommodate generator/motor shafts up to 30" in diameter. To facilitate field
retrofits, the iPRO split-ring comes in mating halves that simplify
installation around the shafts of coupled equipment.

Embedded securely in the Aegis FiberLock
channel along the inner circumference of the iPRO, is six rows of conductive
microfibers that surround the motor shaft, providing millions of discharge
points for harmful shaft currents and creating the path of least resistance
that diverts these currents away from bearings to ground.

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The iPRO is ideal for medium-voltage motors
that drive pumps, compressors, mixers, shredders, conveyors, and other
machinery used in mining, food processing, wastewater treatment, petrochemical
refining, and many other applications.

For more information visit,
www.est-aegis.com.