Electro Static's AEGIS Universal Mounting Kit features the AEGIS SGR Bearing Protection Ring
The AEGIS SGR Bearing Protection Ring is engineered to protect the bearings of VFD-driven motors from electrical damage, and the AEGIS Universal Mounting Kit (U-Kit) is designed to simplify its mounting on virtually any AC motor shaft. Available from Electro Static Technology, the kit includes the AEGIS grounding ring and mounting hardware for most motor designs. Ordered based on the NEMA “u” shaft diameter, the kit contains the correct size ring for the motor and four styles of brackets with bolts and lock washers that can be used in various configurations, depending on the contours of the motor’s end bracket.
The ring is designed to prevent electrical “fluting” damage in the bearing, bearing noise, motor repairs/replacements and downtime by channeling VFD-induced bearing currents to ground. The brackets in the U-Kit may be mounted on the motor either by drilling and tapping small holes or using AEGIS Conductive Epoxy.
The ring’s conductive microfibers are embedded in the AEGIS FiberLock channel and surround the motor shaft, providing discharge points for harmful shaft currents. This design is engineered to create the path of least resistance to divert these currents away from bearings to ground. The microfibers are engineered for flexibility to prevent breakage.