Updated: Jan 27
International Paper in Selma, Alabama was looking for a new sealing solution for the bearing housing of their WEG Frame 145T NEMA Electric Motor. This electric motor was placed in a steamy place in the mill and had trouble with water entering the bearing housing and contaminating the grease lubrication, leading to early failures. The factory installed labyrinth isolators were allowing water to enter through it's leak path.
In 2012, the mill specified Isomag magnetic face bearing isolators to completely seal the bearing housings to increase the mean time between failures. Since this installation, Internation Paper has been using Isomag bearing seals throughout many mills, ensuring a positive sealed bearing housing and increased reliability and performance.
A brochure for Isomag bearing isolators for electric motors can be found here. Also, a quick reminder; Isomag bearing isolators can be custom made to fit your machine. Contact our customer service team and we will help you find the ideal solution for your needs.