Rock Island, IL (PRWEB) October 16, 2004
David C. Orlowski, a well-known authority on bearing protection and the inventor of the bearing isolator, has published literature entitled ÂIntroduction To Bearing IsolatorsÂ Â A Short Lesson In Bearing IsolationÂ.
Inventor of the bearing isolator and CEO of Inpro/Seal Company, Orlowski has spent over 40 years working on ways to enhance and extend the service life of rotating equipment. Along the way, he conceived the bearing isolator (patent # 4,022,479) and over 40 other related patents.
The literature will prove of value to anyone involved in the management, maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) of motors, machine tool spindles, turbines, fans, gear boxes, paper machine rolls, pumps and other types of rotating equipment used in industrial/process plants.
Result of Reseach
According to Orlowski, ÂEven though Inpro/Seal has been designing, manufacturing and marketing bearing isolators for over 27 years, we never stop developing ways to help companies increase productivity and improve their bottom line at the same time. In order to grow and develop new products, end user feedback is most important to us.Â
Orlowski continued, ÂLast year we conducted extensive research into the use of bearing isolators. The results of this market-by-market, application-by-application analysis, showed that people wanted to know more about bearing isolators. Whether they used bearing isolators or not, whether or not they read our literature or advertising messages, the majority of the respondents stated that they wanted to know more about the basics of the product.Â
Orlowski concluded by saying that, ÂThis literature is a direct result of our research and has become part of a major investment by Inpro/Seal Company to inform end users how bearing isolators eliminate the root cause of rotating and related equipment failure - moisture, dirt and abrasives contaminating the bearing environment.Â
What makes this reference unique is that it is written by the inventor of the product in his own words. It contains important and useful information on the product, including; how (and why) the bearing isolator was invented; how it works; growth and development; contact and non-contact sealing methods; low power consumption; costs; maintenance; configurations and much more.
A bearing isolator is a non-contact, non-wearing, permanent bearing protection device. It has a rotor and a stator, and the two are unitized, so that they donÂt separate from one another while in use. Typically, the rotor turns with a rotating shaft, while the stator is pressed into a bearing housing. The two components interact to keep contamination out of the bearing enclosure and the lubricant in.
Protected bearings have proven to run 150,000 hours (17 years) or more, eliminating the need for continual maintenance and repair. Documented cases show that a plant can easily double the mean-time-between failure (MTBF) and reduce maintenance costs by at least half, with users reporting an extremely high ROI (Return On Investment).
Over one million of InproÂs original bearing isolator designs are in operation in process plants worldwide, where end users continue to report significantly reduced operating costs with increased productivity and reliability. Bearing isolators are installed by OEMÂs, retrofitted on existing equipment or specified by end users.
Recent developments include: the only product that protects rolling element bearings on paper machines from the wet end to the dry end; IEEE motors that use bearing isolators as part of their specification and the standard for bearing protection; the VBX-H Series that protects machine tool spindle bearings from coolant, chips, humidity and heat; the OM 32 for that optimizes oil mist applications by eliminating stray emissions, environmental and housekeeping issues; and the Air MizerÂ- PS a dry sealing system provides a positive seal in applications were dry particulates, powders and bulk solids are handled, processed, packaged and stored.
Inpro/Seal Company is the originator and the number one manufacturer of bearing isolators, used to protect motor and pump bearings, machine tool spindles, turbines, fans, gear boxes, paper machine rolls and many other types of rotating equipment. Additional applications include the handling, processing, packing and storage of dry particulates, powders and bulk solids.
As the recognized global leader in bearing isolator technology, Inpro products are marketed to the petroleum, refining, nuclear, power generation, metalworking, food processing, grain processing, chemical, water, wastewater treatment, metalworking, automotive, hydrocarbon processing, HVAC, pulp and paper, mining, mineral, ore processing and general industrial markets around the world.
To receive a copy of Â ÂIntroduction To Bearing IsolatorsÂ, contact: Inpro/Seal Company, P.O. Box 3940, Rock Island, Illinois 61204. Phone numbers are: (800) 447-0524 or (309) 787-4971. Fax number is: (309) 787-6114. Website: http://www.inpro-seal.com or http://www.bearingisolators.com
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