Updated: Jan 28
Koellmann extruder gearboxes are often found on oil refineries, drilling platforms, chemical plants and paper mills. Most companies run them to failure, which often times is an impressive 10+ year run before a repair is needed. In 2014,, Dow Chemical in Freeport, Texas, needed to stop their gearbox from leaking. The weakness was the double lip seals that are installed. They wear out in about 6-8 months on continuous use. On top of that, the lip seal wears a grove into the shaft, making it necessary to either refurbish the shaft or get a new one when it's time to repair. Regular labyrinth isolators don't scar the shaft but perform poorly in forced lube systems or flooded environments.
Isomag bearing isolators are both a positive long lasting seal, and they do not damage the host equipment. Isomag bearing isolators work in horizontal or vertical up or down positions for the right angle gearboxes. Isomag bearing isolators also work perfectly in grease lubrication environments.
A brochure for Isomag bearing isolators for gearboxes can be found here. Also as a 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.