Applied Industrial Technologies in Saskatoon, Canada found Isomag bearing isolators to be the perfect solution for their rebuild on a Foote Jones 1302 HLE gearbox. This parallel shaft speed reducer experiencing problems of egress of the ISO-220 lubrication from the bearing housing, eventually causing the gearbox to fail. The culprit of this Foote Jones gearbox are the lip seals that are installed. Oil seals wear out in about 6-8 months on continuous use. Then the loss of lubrication from the bearing house starts. 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.
Isomag bearing isolators are a positive seal that wont damage the shafts of your gearbox, and work in horizontal or vertical up or down positions for the right angle gearboxes. Isomag bearing isolators also work perfectly in grease lubrication environments. So say goodbye the all the diapers left sitting around your gearbox, and say hello to meeting your planned life cycle for your gearbox with Isomag bearing isolators.
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.