Motor bearing protection ring
The split-ring version of the AEGIS SGR Bearing Protection Ring comes in halves for easy field installation with little or no disassembly of equipment.
The split-ring version of the AEGIS SGR Bearing Protection Ring comes in halves for easy field installation with little or no disassembly of equipment. For VFD-controlled AC and DC motors, it protects bearings from electrical damage caused by circulating or shaft currents by channeling shaft currents to ground. Conductive microfibers in the ring provide the path of least resistance, allowing the shaft currents to discharge to the motor frame. The component is maintenance-free, and the conductive microfibers work with virtually no friction or wear and are unaffected by dirt, grease, or other contaminants.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.