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Shaft Grounding News
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  1. Johnstone Supply Announces AEGIS® Shaft Grounding Ring “AEGIS® U-KIT” to Protect VFD Driven Motor Bearings in Commercial HVAC Systems
    Mechanic Falls, Maine Sept 19, 2012:  Electro Static Technology, inventor and manufacturer of the world’s most effective shaft grounding ring technology, the AEGIS® Bearing Protection Ring, is pleased to announce that Johnstone Supply has added AEGIS® Shaft Grounding Ring Kits to their catalog  to help their customers reduce AC Motor failure caused by VFD induced shaft currents. 
  2. AEGIS® Announces their Distributor of the Year Awards for 2011
    May 22, 2012 (Mechanic Falls ME): Electro Static Technology is pleased to announce the 2011 Distributor of the Year awards. These four awards recognize outstanding sales and superior customer service of AEGIS® Bearing Protection ring technology. For the 3rd year in a row, Bartlett Bearing Company is the top winner for their outstanding sales campaign and exceptional customer service to the motor repair market. Bartlett provides expert advice and customer training in solving bearing current issues with AEGIS® shaft grounding technology.
  3. Split Universal Mounting Kit Speeds Retrofit of AEGIS® Shaft Grounding Ring on Virtually any Motor
    MECHANIC FALLS, ME — The new split universal mounting kit version ("Split uKIT") of the AEGIS® SGR Bearing Protection Ring protects the bearings of VFD-driven motors from electrical damage, and allows quick and easy retrofitting of the ring on virtually any AC motor shaft without decoupling attached equipment.
  4. McQuay Parts Adds New AEGIS®; uKits to Product Portfolio
    McQuay is pleased to announce the expansion of its bearing protection product line with the new AEGIS® uKits. The uKits offer a simplifed solution to the retrofit of bearing protection rings onto motors that are tied to Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs). The simplified installation can save our customers time and money while they install motor bearing protection.
  5. AEGIS® Announces Morgan AM&T Asia as a New Master Distributor
    August 2011: Electro Static Technology-ITW is pleased to introduce Morgan AM&T Asia as our newest exclusive master distributor for the AEGIS™ Bearing Protection Ring product line in Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea. Morgan AM&T has been our exclusive master distributor in Australia and New Zealand since 2005.
  6. New Garlock SGi Combination Bearing Isolator/Shaft Grounding Ring Provides Complete Bearing Protection – Replaces AEGIS® Severe Duty SGR
    Mechanic Falls, Maine — The new Garlock SGi™ Shaft Grounding Bearing Isolator is the first seal of its kind to protect motor bearings from electrical damage as well as from lubricant loss and contamination.
  7. Universal Kit Facilitates Installation of AEGIS® Shaft Grounding Ring on Virtually any Motor
    Mechanic Falls, Maine
    — The AEGIS® SGR Bearing Protection Ring protects the bearings of VFD-driven motors from electrical damage, and the new all-inclusive AEGIS® Universal Mounting Kit (U-Kit) simplifies its mounting on virtually any AC motor shaft. Available from Electro Static Technology, the kit includes the proven 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.
  8. McQuay Parts Adds AEGIS® Bearing Protection Rings to Product Portfolio
    Mechanic Falls, Maine — Electro Static Technology (EST), manufacturer of the patented AEGIS® Bearing Protection Ring, is pleased to announce McQuay Parts, an HVAC manufacturer, is adding the AEGIS® Bearing Protection Rings to their current product portfolio. McQuay’s “Go Green” goals of energy-efficient and cost-saving upgrades and retrofits is a great fit with the AEGIS® SGR product line. McQuay distributors can now provide packaged system solutions that include a Variable Frequency Drive, motor, and bearing protection ring.
  9. Specify AEGIS® Installed Inside Your Washdown Motors
    AEGIS® Bearing Protection Rings can be factory installed inside washdown-duty motors. Internal installation not only protects motors from electrical bearing damage, but also protects the AEGIS® Ring from high-pressure spray, dirt, debris, and other contaminants.
  10. AEGIS® Announces their Distributor of the Year Awards for 2010
    June 15, 2011 (Mechanic Falls ME): Electro Static Technology is pleased to announce the 2010 Distributor of the Year awards. These four awards recognize outstanding sales and superior customer service of AEGIS® Bearing Protection ring technology.
  11. AEGIS® Split-Ring/Conductive Epoxy Kit –
    The Simplest, Most Effective Way to Protect Motor Bearings From Fluting Failure

    MECHANIC FALLS, ME — To simplify the protection of bearings in VFD-driven motors, Electro Static Technology has introduced the Split-Ring AEGIS® Bearing Protection Ring with Conductive Epoxy Mounting. Developed for fast, easy field installation without detaching coupled equipment, the new Split-Ring kit offers the most effective long-term protection of AC motor bearings from electrical damage, providing a path of least resistance and safely channeling VFD-induced bearing currents to ground.
     
  12. AEGIS® Shaft Grounding Ring is Silver Award Winner in ACHR News 2010 Dealer Design Awards
    Mechanic Falls, ME: Electro Static Technology, manufacturer of the AEGIS® Bearing Protection Ring was recognized for excellence in product design in the 6th annual Dealer Design Awards Program sponsored by The Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News magazine.
     
  13. NEW AEGIS® Severe Duty SGR Bearing Isolator Shaft Grounding Ring Protects Bearing in VFD-Driven IEEE 841 and Other Severe-Duty Motors
    The new AEGIS® Severe Duty SGR Bearing Isolator Shaft Grounding Ring protects severe-duty motor bearings from harmful VFD-induced shaft currents with a proven shaft grounding ring and from contaminants with an IP56 non-contact seal.
     

     
  14. Marathon Electric Introduces New Shaft Grounding Ring Technology for Inverter Driven Motors
    Marathon Electric, innovators of energy efficient motor technology for the long run, has introduced the latest innovation in inverter-driven motor technology with a field installable Shaft Grounding Ring (SGR) accessory for industrial, commercial and HVAC/R motors. This option is especially suited for Marathon’s Blue Max®, Black Max®, Micro Max® and NEMA Premium XRI® models.
     
  15. AEGIS® Shaft Grounding Ring Protects 150,000 VFD Controlled Motors World Wide
    The AEGIS® Bearing Protection Ring™ from Electro Static Technology is one of the most innovative products to be invented for ensuring sustainable operation of inverter driven motors. Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs), while providing up to 50% energy savings, also induce shaft voltages that must be diverted away from the motor’s bearings to ground – or the motor may fail.
     
  16. Current Diversion with AEGIS® Shaft Grounding Ring now available with Conductive Epoxy
    The AEGIS® SGR Bearing Protection Ring from Electro Static Technology diverts currents quickly and easily with conductive epoxy, eliminating the need to drill bracket holes in the motor’s end bell.
     
  17. Shaft Grounding Ring Protects Bearings for Sustainable Energy Savings
    Any truly “green” process must achieve sustainability as well as energy efficiency. AEGIS® SGR Bearing Protection Rings from Electro Static Technology make this possible by dramatically extending the lives of motors controlled by variable frequency drives (VFDs).
     
  18. William Oh and Dr. Annette Muetze receive 2007 First Prize Paper Award at IEEE Conference for Scientific Paper on AEGIS® Bearing Protection Ring Technology
    On October 6, 2008, William Oh and Annette Muetze were presented with the 2007 IEEE Industry Application Society Industrial Drives Committee First Prize Paper Award at the IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, for their paper “Design Aspects of Conductive Microfiber™ Rings for Shaft Grounding Purposes”.
     
  19. New Motor Shaft Grounding Ring Comes in Halves for Simplified Installation on Coupled Equipment
    Aug. 30, 2007: The new split-ring version of the AEGIS® SGR Bearing Protection Ring comes in halves for easy field installation with little or no disassembly of equipment.
  20. SGR Split RingShaft Grounding Ring for NEMA and IEC Motors Includes Mounting Adaptor
    July, 2006:Electro Static Technology’s AEGIS® SGR Conductive MicroFiber Shaft Grounding Ring now includes a mounting adaptor to facilitate installation of the device on AC motors with shaft shoulders, slingers, bearing caps, or end-bell protrusions.
     
  21. Electro Static Technology-ITW Awarded Exporter of the Year
    April 27, 2006:  Electro Static Technology – ITW, manufacturer of the patented FLX-P™ Static Dissipative Brushes www.est-static.com and the patented technology AEGIS® SGR motor Shaft Grounding Ring www.est-aegis.com was selected as the 2006 Maine International Trade Center’s Exporter of the Year.
     
  22. Announcing 2006 Maine International Trade Award Winners
    The Maine International Trade Center is pleased to announce the winners of the 2006 International Trade Awards.  Recipients are businesses or individuals who have demonstrated outstanding success in international trade.
     
  23.  Morgan Electrical Carbon Boosts Reliability Of Motors Driven By PWM Drives In Europe - Saves Motors From Bearing Failures With Revolutionary AEGIS® Shaft Grounding Ring
    MECHANIC FALLS, ME (March 9, 2006) — Electro Static Technology is pleased to announce that Morgan Electrical Carbon is Europe’s exclusive distributor of AEGIS® SGR Conductive MicroFiber™ Shaft Grounding Brush.  AEGIS® SGR boosts the reliability of any AC motor controlled by variable frequency drives (VFD) by channeling destructive shaft currents away from the motor bearings to earth. 
     
  24. INDUSTRIAL AC MOTORS PROTECTED FROM SHAFT CURRENT – NEW AEGIS® SGR SHAFT GROUNDING BRUSH BOOSTS MOTOR RELIABILITY -March 7, 2006
    The new AEGIS® SGR Conductive MicroFiber™ Shaft Grounding Brush from Electro Static Technology boosts reliability of AC motors controlled by variable frequency drives (VFD) in any manufacturing application.  The patented technology AEGIS® SGR protects motors from catastrophic failure caused by shaft current in motor bearings.
     
  25. REVOLUTIONARY SHAFT GROUNDING RING IMPROVES RELIABILITY OF MOTORS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
    Feb. 1, 2006 - Electro Static Technology, manufacturer of the patented technology AEGIS® Shaft Grounding Ring is pleased to announce an exclusive distribution agreement with Morgan Industrial Carbon for Australia and New Zealand.
     
  26. MOTOR SHAFT GROUNDING BOOSTS RELIABILITY OF HVAC/R SYSTEMS
    Oct. 25, 2005 - MECHANIC FALLS, ME - The new AEGIS® SGR Conductive MicroFiber™ Shaft Grounding Brush from Electro Static Technology improves the reliability of HVAC/R systems by dramatically extending motor life.
     
  27. Coupling Protects Bearings With Aid of DuPont Zytel HTN and Nylon
    WILMINGTON, Del., July 19, 2005 - The new AEGIS® shaft grounding coupling promises to protect motor bearings against electrical damage produced by shaft current. Electro Static Technology, an ITW Company based in Mechanic Falls, Maine, produces the coupling using eight key housing and sealing parts molded from glass-reinforced, flame-retardant grades of DuPont Zytel HTN high-performance polyamide and Zytel nylon 66 resin.
     
  28. Shaft Grounding Kits for Avtron Encoders and Tachometers
    Motor shaft static grounding is a major problem for many customers--shaft currents caused by variable frequency drives can destroy motor bearings, and the bearings in hollow shaft encoders. Mounting an encoder on a motor can make it difficult to mount a shaft grounding brush, and conventional bronze or carbon brushes are a constant maintenance problem.
     
  29. CONDUCTIVE MICROFIBER™ SHAFT GROUNDING BRUSH PROTECTS AC MOTOR BEARINGS
    MECHANIC FALLS, ME - The revolutionary new AEGIS® Shaft Grounding Coupling (SGC - patented technology) from Electro Static Technology prevents electrical damage to bearings of AC motors by safely passing harmful shaft current to ground. Extremely effective yet low-cost, the AEGIS® coupling provides an ultra-low impedance path from shaft to frame, allowing current induced by variable frequency drives (VFDs) to pass to ground without damaging motor bearings or the bearing race.
     
  30. New Grounding Coupling Prevents Shaft Current from Damaging AC Motor Bearings
    MECHANIC FALLS, ME - The revolutionary new AEGIS® Shaft Grounding Coupling (SGC- patented technology) from Electro Static Technology prevents electrical damage to bearings of AC motors by safely passing harmful shaft current to ground.
     
  31. Electro Static Technology Announces the Revolutionary AEGIS® Shaft Grounding Coupling to Eliminate Damaging Shaft Current in AC Motor/Drive Systems
    MECHANIC FALLS, ME. Nov. 15, 2004 - Electro Static Technology, An ITW Company (NYSE: ITW) announced a revolutionary new product that eliminates the damaging shaft current induced by variable frequency drives (VFD) in AC motors. The AEGIS® solution provides a low cost yet extremely effective method of preventing electrical damage to bearings when installed onto the AC motor by establishing an ultra-low impedance path from shaft to frame.
     

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