Press Release Summary:
Smart Ground Monitor provides instant feedback on performance of CDRÂ® (Current Diverter RingÂ®) in diverting shaft currents away from bearings to ground. Designed for simplicity, interface alerts users in real-time when optimal contact between grounding brushes and shaft does not exist in order to prevent bearing failure. External portsÂ facilitate safe oscilloscope readings, and condition monitoring system can be set up in stand-alone or auto mode for performance indication.
Original Press Release:
New Inpro/Seal® Smart Ground Monitor Brings Intelligence to Shaft Grounding
Rock Island, Ill., USA – Inpro/Seal, a global leader in permanent bearing protection, announces the introduction of the Smart Ground Monitor, the latest development in shaft grounding technology.
The Smart Ground Monitor 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 the 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 electrical discharge 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 Ground Monitor provides a leading indicator of CDR performance. A simple interface alerts 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. The Smart Ground Monitor has external ports for safe and convenient oscilloscope readings and can be set up in stand-alone or auto mode for performance indication.
For more information about the Inpro/Seal Smart Ground Monitor, visit www.inpro-seal.com/smartcdr.
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 Waukesha Bearings® business. Waukesha Bearings is an operating company of Dover. Additional information is available at www.inpro-seal.com.
Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenues in excess of $7 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 26,000 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 www.dovercorporation.com.