The high name recognition for Inpro/Seal has made it an authentic brand that our customers identify as a unique, innovative product. More and more people have learned that an authentic Inpro/Seal is the best possible way to protect bearings. Equipment will run longer, MTBF will increase, power consumption declines, MRO costs are controlled and more.
Rock Island, IL (PRWEB) May 28, 2008
Inpro/Seal Company, the world's largest producer of industrial bearing isolators, reports that for the month of April 2008, the company shipped an all time record of 49,837 seals. This news follows on the heels of a record breaking 2007 calendar year and a first quarter 2008 that also broke all sales records.
Once considered to be a novelty and seldom understood by the industrial community, the Inpro/Seal has now been enthusiastically accepted by the users and is a standard component in process pumps and electric motors all around the world. To understand how this evolved, some background is in order.
In 1977, David C. Orlowski received patent #4,022,479 on his bearing isolator, founding Inpro/Seal Company shortly afterward. A non-contacting type labyrinth seal, the Inpro/Seal bearing isolator never wears out and can be used over and over for many years. Protected bearings have proven to run 150,000 hours (17 years) and more, eliminating the need for costly maintenance and repair.
Today, the company operates under stringent ISO 9001 conditions, in the world's largest facility devoted to bearing isolation technology, the company manufactures an average 45,000 units per month. Realizing the product falls into a "Best Maintenance Practice" category, most of the Fortune 500 companies in the process industries and over half of the world's industrial companies use authentic Inpro/Seal products in critical maintenance roles.
To attain this kind of extraordinary success, a number of factors and certain dynamics come into play. At the top of the list is the fact that Inpro/Seal Company is a results oriented, marketing driven organization that has invested heavily in an "educate and inform" philosophy. As such, more and more end users understand the product and the unique and irrefutable attributes that make it the recognized standard of excellence.
Other factors include: an installed product base of well over three million installations; world class support and ongoing training at all levels; a dynamic, pro-active R&D program that operates 24/7; industry leading website; the largest of its kind engineering data bank with 60,000+ equipment designs; same day delivery at no extra charge; growing worldwide reputation for reliability and energy savings due to zero power consumption. All have led to dramatic increases in awareness and preference for genuine Inpro/Seal bearing isolators.
The importance of an authentic brand
When asked about his success, David C. Orlowski, now CEO of Inpro/Seal replied, "The high name recognition for Inpro/Seal has made it an authentic brand that our customers identify as a unique, innovative product. More and more people have learned that an authentic Inpro/Seal is the best possible way to protect bearings. Equipment will run longer, MTBF will increase, power consumption declines, MRO costs are controlled and more."
Product enhancements from a very active R&D program
Orlowski concluded, "When I developed this product back in 1975, it was new and innovative - it still is. The 40+ other patents we have received are all modifications or enhancements of the original. The basic product remains the same. To illustrate, these are some of our newer authentic Inpro/Seal products:
- Air Mizer™-PS - an expanding line of shaft seals that provide a positive seal in applications where dry particulates, powders and bulk solids are handled, processed, packaged and stored. (Awarded as 2007 Product Of The Year by a leading trade magazine. Another trade magazine nominated it for a peoples choice award.)
- OM 32 - in oil mist applications, this is the only known method to permanently solve housekeeping issues and keep stray mist from entering the environment. (On the front cover twice of trade magazines this year.)
- PMR - specially engineered for the size, speed, alignment and operating conditions of wet and dry ends of rolls to make it literally impossible to contaminate the bearings on paper machines.
- CSR - for conveyor/idler use in mining and bulk solid applications. Non-sparking design provides safe, permanent bearing protection for idler rollers in mines. Recognized by the MSHA and assigned tag #AP2007-93304. (Nominated as Product Of The Year by a leading trade magazine.)
- VBXX-MT™ Series Bearing Isolators - offers machine tool users protection from coolant, chips, humidity and heat, that can cause spindle malfunction and expensive, unscheduled downtime. The highest performance is assured with a reverse interface that avoids direct impingement of coolant and chips.
Maintained totally in-house - www-inpro-seal.com - is an extremely user friendly and product rich website with illustrations, charts, diagrams, installations, product photography, documentation, product literature, feature articles, FAQs and much more. Orlowski personally authors a regular column with up-to-date, useful information that has visitors returning on a regular basis.
Investing in the future
The Inpro/Seal facility in Rock Island, Illinois is the largest of its kind in the world devoted to the engineering, research, testing, marketing, sales and manufacture of bearing isolators. Their current facilities, expanded as part of a major investment just a few years ago, includes 24 of the latest CNC metal turning machines, presses, mills, CAD/CAM, sophisticated testing equipment as well as extensive laboratory and R & D operations. With these investments, Inpro/Seal is poised to produce some 100,000 bearing isolators per month.
Inpro/Seal Company is the originator and the world's 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 sealing, 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 aerospace, automotive, petroleum, refining, nuclear, power generation, metalworking, food processing, grain processing, chemical, water, wastewater treatment, metalworking, hydrocarbon processing, HVAC, pulp and paper, mining, mineral, ore processing and general industrial markets.
For more information on authentic Inpro/Seal Bearing Isolators, including "Introduction To Bearing Isolators", "Are Lip Seals Obsolete?" "Cost Justification Worksheet" a performance based free bearing isolator program or the name of the nearest trained distributor contact: Jason Putnam at: 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