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Publication Date: 07/2004
Pages: 2
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What’s a bearing isolator?

The bearing isolator is a long-lasting, reliable alternative to conventional bearing protection devices..

Bearing failure is the most common trouble source in equipment with rotating elements, such as electric motors, fans, conveyor head shafts, gearboxes, and blowers. The source of that failure is most often product, dirty air, and environmental contaminants that leak into the bearing housing and contaminate the bearing lubrication. The good news is that you can prevent that contamination by using a bearing protection device. One such device, the bearing isolator, is a long-lasting, reliable alternative to conventional devices such as lip and face seals.

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