Marathon Electric and AEGIS® Team Up
Marathon Electric is proud to announce an industry leading enhancement to its extensive line of NEMA premium explosion-proof motors. With the growing emphasis on energy savings, specifying and process engineers as well as plant maintenance personnel have turned to variable frequency drives (VFDs) to reduce energy usage of electric motors in their facilities. While energy savings are important, process reliability, uptime and safety (particularly in hazardous locations) are critical.
It is well documented that VFD-sourced Common Mode Voltage (CMV) can contribute to bearing failures in drive/motor systems. Unfortunately, unexpected bearing failure can offset much of the savings initially anticipated by the use of VFDs. Effective shaft grounding helps prevent the destructive effects of CMV in these critical applications, facilitating maximum energy savings and reliability.
Marathon’s unique design, combined with AEGIS SGR technology and Marathon’s work with Underwriters Laboratory (UL), mitigates the risk of bearing damage. Marathon’s “BCP” System, featuring AEGIS SGR, meets all UL requirements, while protecting the motor bearings.
Available across the entire product line, and in stock through 50 HP, the Marathon XRI Explosion Proof Severe Duty motor with “BCP” provides maximum energy savings potential when used with VFD’s, enhanced reliability and uptime, and the “peace of mind” end users demand from their motor/drive systems. Marathon is the only supplier of Division 1, Class I and II Explosion Proof motors with factory-installed AEGIS long-term bearing current protection from VFD-sourced damage!
The Marathon XRI Severe Duty Explosion Proof motor is UL Listed and CSA Certified for use in virtually any process application. The product features cast iron construction, epoxy interior and exterior paint, Max Guard insulation system, precision balance, thermostats and a generous 3 year warranty.
Are you tired of sacrificing energy savings or long bearing life in the name of safety? With Marathon’s new line of XRI Explosion Proof NEMA Premium Motors with AEGIS–installed “BCP”, you’ll never have to compromise again.
Since Division 1 Hazardous Locations environments involve the transportation and processing of large volumes of material, the cost of motor and process downtime due to bearing damage can be significant. With Marathon’s new BCP motors, the energy savings of VFD operation, long life and sustainability and the safety of a UL Listed/CSA Certified product can be yours today.