Motors & Motion
Electro Static Technology Aegis iPRO bearing protection ring
By Anthony Capkun
The Aegis iPRO bearing protection ring from Electro Static Technology promises to extend the life of medium-voltage motors and improve the reliability of systems in which they are used by channeling harmful electrical currents away from bearings to ground. Specially designed for high-current applications, the Aegis iPRO is available in a range of sizes to accommodate generator/motor shafts up to 30 in. in diameter. To facilitate field retrofits, the iPRO split-ring comes in mating halves that simplify installation around the shafts of coupled equipment. Aegis iPRO is suitable for motors that drive pumps, compressors, mixers, shredders, conveyors and other machinery used in mining, food processing, wastewater treatment, petrochemical refining, etc.