Bearing Isolator Stops Ingress

Inpro/Seal released the VB45-S Bearing Isolator, which protects against contamination ingress and lubrication loss. It utilizes Inpro/Sealís patented XX Interface coupled with an enlarged contamination chamber to achieve an IP66 rating, the standard for premium ingress protection against both harmful dust particulates and powerful water jets from all directions, the company reported. The VB45-S utilizes an enlarged D-Groove to capture oil and return it back to the bearing housing or a grease band to block grease from traveling down the shaft. The VB45-S employs a compact design, at 0.625 in. (15.88 millimeters) overall (axial) length, the company reported. That length allows for easy installation, often without the need for equipment modifications.

As featured in Womp 2017 Vol 06 -