Motor Bearing Protection
Increase Motor Reliability by Extending Bearing Life
The Importance of Bearing Protection
Bearings are a critical component to electric motors and are designed to operate for many years. Yet, more than half of motor failures are caused by bearing failure due to ineffective bearing protection from contamination ingress, lubrication loss and stray shaft currents. Extend bearing life with superior bearing protection from Inpro/Seal.
The High Cost of Contact Seals
Contact seals, such as lip seals, are commonly used on motors to seal the bearing housing. Yet, due to their contacting nature, they wear at the point of contact or groove the shaft, rendering them ineffective in a short period of time. This allows lubrication to escape and contamination to enter the bearing housing, leading to premature bearing failure.
A Permanent Sealing Solution
For over 40 years, the Inpro/Seal Bearing Isolator has been increasing motor reliability with permanent bearing protection against contamination ingress and lubrication loss. The Inpro/Seal Bearing Isolator is a non-contacting compound labyrinth seal that significantly increases mean time between repair (MTBR) and decreases maintenance costs.
Proven Shaft Grounding Technology
Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) induce high-frequency voltages on the shaft that discharge through the bearings, leading to bearing failure. Inpro/Seal Smart Shaft Grounding diverts harmful shaft currents away from the bearings to ground, providing long lasting bearing protection for VFD-driven motors.
To learn how it works, watch our Smart Shaft Grounding video.
Bearing Protection Designs for Motors
Facts at a Glance
Inpro/Seal Bearing Isolators:
- Extend motor life by increasing bearing reliability
- Do not wear
- Are non-contacting
- Do not add drag to the shaft
- Are maintenance free
- Can be installed on horizontal and vertical motors
- Meet IEEE-841 specifications
- Are backed by our best-in-class performance guarantee
Inpro/Seal Smart Shaft Grounding:
- Protects bearings from shaft currents
- Utilizes multiple designs for easy installation
- Are backed by a robust performance guarantee
Inpro/Seal is committed to making sure you have the right technology, right when you need it. We know that time is money. That’s why we offer same-day shipments on most Bearing Isolators and Smart Shaft Grounding solutions, even new and custom designs. If you require same-day shipments on an Inpro/Seal Bearing Isolator or Smart Shaft Grounding products, contact your local Inpro/Seal Representative.