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AEGIS® PRO Series

Maximum Bearing Protection for Large
and Medium Voltage AC and DC Motors

The AEGIS® PRO Series design provides reliable shaft grounding for large AC and DC motors, medium voltage applications, generators, and turbines to divert harmful shaft voltages to ground and extend bearing life. Install the AEGIS® PRO on the DE and insulate the bearing on the opposite end (NDE) for best results. Large motors and generators often have much higher induced shaft voltages and bearing currents. The six circumferential rows of conductive microfiber provide the extra protection for these high current applications.

Case Studies available for download

AEGIS® Shaft Voltage Tester™

Digital Oscilloscope and Multimeter
with Conductive Microfiber Probe Tips

How do you know if a motor is safe from destructive shaft voltages? For the first time you can get all of the tools you need in one kit. The AEGIS® Shaft Voltage Tester™ Digital Oscilloscope bundle includes the AEGIS-OSC-9100 100 MHz digital oscilloscope, shaft voltage probe tips, and a shaft grounding simulator. Armed with these tools, you can quickly and easily find whether motors are at risk of premature bearing failure due to VFD-produced bearing currents.

Detailed Description

Download our Handbook...

AEGIS® Bearing Protection Handbook, Edition 3


(available in several languages)

The Handbook Contains:

  • Bearing Frosting, Fluting, & Inspection
  • VFD Induced Shaft Voltages
    & Bearing Currents
  • High-frequency Bonding
    for VFD-fed Systems
  • AEGIS® Shaft Grounding Best Practices
    for AC & DC Motors
  • AEGIS® Shaft Voltage Testing
  • AEGIS® Selection Guide & Parts List

Problem

VFD Induced Shaft Voltages
Damage Bearings

Motor with No
Bearing Protection

Variable frequency drives (VFD) on AC and DC motors induce harmful electrical voltages on the motor shaft. Once these voltages exceed the resistance of the bearing lubricant, they discharge through the motor's bearings causing fusion craters, severe pitting, fluting damage. Excessive bearing noise and eventually bearing failure is the result. Current diversion in the form of the patented AEGIS® shaft grounding is needed to make these motors sustainable.

Solution

AEGIS® SGR
Electrical Bearing Damage Protection


Motor with AEGIS®
Bearing Protection Ring

The AEGIS® SGR Bearing Protection Ring prevents electrical bearing fluting damage by safely diverting harmful shaft voltages and bearing currents to ground. Using proprietary Electron Transport Technology™, the conductive microfibers™ inside the AEGIS® SGR provide the most reliable current diversion technology for shaft grounding with a "path of least resistance" to dramatically extend motor life.

Inductive Absorbers

Can Common Mode Chokes/Inductive Absorbers
Replace AEGIS® Shaft Grounding?


Short Answer: NO.

Common mode chokes or inductive absorbers cannot be used to replace AEGIS® Shaft Grounding Rings for mitigation of shaft voltages that discharge through the motor's bearings. This video case study clearly demonstrates that installing common mode chokes on a VFD does not prevent damaging shaft voltage, and that these chokes are NO substitute for AEGIS® Rings to protect the motor's bearings.


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