AEGIS® Shaft Grounding Ring technology is the only technology that combines both contact and non-contact nanogap technology to reliably protect bearings from electrical discharges that cause pitting, frosting and fluting damage
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The AEGIS® Shaft Grounding Ring Kit with universal mounting brackets allows universal mounting options to fit almost any motor design in NEMA frames from 56 to 449T or IEC frames from 132M to 355M.
The clamp-on design is an easy tap and drill installation for external motor end bracket installations. Use 2 to 4 clamps depending on the style of the motor end bracket. Can be installed in the field or at a motor repair shop
The Press Fit design can be installed as an internal and external installation and is best suited for OEM’s and motor repair shops. For an external mount, the ring is press fit into end bracket which is bored to a specific diameter. For an internal mount, the ring is installed on the bearing cap.
The bolt through mounting design is an easy tap and drill installation used for internal and external installation. Many motor manufacturers and motor repair shops install the ring internally on the bearing cap.
The AEGIS® Conductive MicroFiber™ Shaft Grounding Ring from Electro Static Technology improves the reliability of HVAC/R systems by dramatically extending motor life. By protecting bearings from electrical damage for the life of the motor, the AEGIS® SGR prevents bearing noise and costly motor repairs and downtime. It is ideal for OEM motor and fan manufacturers, repair shops, HVAC service contractors, and in-house maintenance departments and can be easily installed as part of a preventive maintenance program. Detailed technical information is available at www.est-aegis.com.
When AC motors, commonly used in HVAC/R systems to drive fans, air pumps, chillwater pumps, compressors, and other air-handling equipment, are employed with variable frequency drives (VFDs), currents are induced on the motor shafts. Without a grounding device, these currents typically discharge through the motor bearings, causing frosting, pitting, fusion craters, and fluting. This damage can lead first to noise that travels throughout a building's ductwork, then to motor failure, and finally to failure of the entire HVAC/R system. By safely channeling harmful shaft current away from the motor bearings to ground, the SGR prevents electrical bearing damage, and the noise and motor failures it causes.