AEGIS proudly launches its latest Universal Mounting Kit(U-Kit). While the AEGIS SGR Bearing Protection Ring keeps bearings of VFD-driven motors safe from electrical damage, AEGIS Universal Mounting Kit (U-Kit) makes its mounting on ac motor shafts easier and safe.
Electro Static Technology’s kit features the AEGIS mounting hardware and grounding ring for most motor designs. The kit is ordered based on the NEMA “u” shaft diameter and depending on the shape of the motor’s end bracket, it provides the correct size ring for the motor and four styles of lock washers and brackets with bolts, which can be used in configurations.
Useful for motor repair shops, HVAC service contractors, original equipment manufacturers and plant maintenance departments, the ring prevents electrical “fluting” damage in the bearing, expensive motor repairs or replacements, bearing noise and downtime by safely directing VFD-induced bearing currents to ground. To make installation of the ring on NEMA frame motors easy, the brackets in the U-Kit can be mounted on the motor either by using AEGIS Conductive Epoxy or by drilling and tapping small holes.
The ring’s conductive microfibers are integrated securely in the AEGIS FiberLock channel and surrounding completely the motor shaft to provide discharge points to dangerous shaft currents. The design creates the path of minimal resistance, which redirects these currents effectively away from bearings to ground. The microfibers are designed for flexibility to prevent breakage.