Updated: Jan 21
In 2011 a International Paper in Eastover, South Carolina was repairing a Cleveland Gear AF gearbox. This double reduction worm drive gearbox comes factory equipped with two lip seals on the high speed shaft and the low speed shaft. These oil seals would wear out in a short time causing an ingress of water and an egress of lubrication from the gearbox. This Cleveland AF gearbox is running the water skimmer in their water treatment tanks, so keeping both the gearbox and the water clean is critical. The customer requested two things of Isomag bearing isolators, stop the egress of oil, and have a seal that will last the maintenance life cycle goal.
Isomag bearing isolators met both of the customer needs and more! Isomag bearing isolators are a positive seal that also wont damage the shafts of your gearbox like lip seals. The work in horizontal or vertical up or down positions for the right angle gearboxes. Isomag bearing isolators also work perfectly in grease lubrication environments. The end user was a to meet their planned life cycle for their gearbox with Isomag bearing isolators, which are still running today.
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.