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August 13, 2014 - Smart CDR™ provides users with instant feedback on how CDR® (Current Diverter Ring®) is performing with regards to diverting shaft currents away from bearings to ground. By diverting harmful shaft currents to ground, solution help prevent fluting on bearings as well as premature bearing failure in variable frequency drive (VFD)-driven motors. Interface alerts users in real-time if there is not optimal contact between grounding brushes and shaft.

New Inpro/Seal® Smart CDR(TM) Brings Intelligence to Shaft Grounding

Inpro/Seal Co.
3407 78th Ave. W.
Rock Island, IL, 61204 7331

Press release date: August 8, 2014

Rock Island, Ill., USA — Inpro/Seal, a leader in shaft grounding solutions, announces the introduction of the Smart CDR, the latest development in shaft grounding technology.

The Smart CDR is an innovative condition monitoring system that provides users with instant feedback on the performance of their CDR® (Current Diverter Ring®) in diverting shaft currents away from bearings to ground.

Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) are becoming the system of choice across a variety of industries due to their ability to reduce energy consumption and generate significant cost savings. However, these systems induce high-frequency voltages on the shaft that seek a path to ground, discharging through the motor’s bearings or through the bearings of coupled equipment. This discharge, called electrical discharge machining (EDM), causes fluting on the bearings and is a leading cause of premature bearing failure in VFD-driven motors. The CDR uses proven technology to divert these harmful shaft currents to ground.

Now, the Smart CDR provides a simple interface to alert users in real time if there is not optimal contact between grounding brushes and the shaft – preventing bearing failure. If contact has been interrupted, routine maintenance can be performed to return shaft grounding to peak performance.

For more information about the Inpro/Seal Smart CDR, visit

About Inpro/Seal
The inventor of the original Bearing Isolator, Inpro/Seal® has been delivering innovative sealing solutions and outstanding customer service for more than 30 years. Their unique technologies increase the reliability of rotating equipment and provide real cost savings by improving the mean time between repair (MTBR). Inpro/Seal’s superior customer service and streamlined production processes allow for same or next-day shipments on most products, even new designs. Headquartered in Rock Island, Ill., USA, Inpro/Seal maintains a global sales and distribution network to provide responsive, localized support to customers worldwide and manufactures in North America, South America, Asia and Europe. Inpro/Seal is a business of Waukesha Bearings Corporation, a Dover company. Additional information is available at

About Waukesha Bearings Corporation
Waukesha Bearings Corporation™ is a leading designer and manufacturer of engineered hydrodynamic and magnetic bearings for high-performing turbomachinery in oil & gas, power generation, and marine and industrial markets. Typical applications include gas, steam and hydro turbines, centrifugal gas compressors, gearboxes, pumps and motors. Founded in 1946, Waukesha has been an operating company of Dover since 1977. Headquartered in Pewaukee, Wis., USA, Waukesha has facilities in the United States, United Kingdom, Mexico, Russia, Brazil, India, and China, and localized sales representation around the world. Additional information is available at

About Dover
Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenues of $8 billion. Dover delivers innovative equipment and components, specialty systems and support services through four major operating segments: Energy, Engineered Systems, Fluids, and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets they serve. Recognized for their entrepreneurial approach for nearly 60 years, Dover’s team of 27,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what’s possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Ill., USA, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under “DOV.” Additional information is available at

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