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Processing’s Breakthrough Products of 2017 include innovation from Inpro/Seal

Processing Magazine recently announced the 10 winners of their 2017 Breakthrough Products Awards. The awards recognize influential and innovative product and technology solutions that made contributions to the process industries within the past year.

Breakthrough Products INPRO SEAL

The winning manufacturers developed novel solutions that help manage and navigate tough processing environments, meet changing standards, and provide monitoring, control and automation for modern process facilities. The awards celebrate major innovations as well as incremental improvements that increase efficiency, productivity and, ultimately, the bottom line.

Breakthrough Products 2017

2017 Award Winner

Inpro/Seal VB45-S Bearing Isolator

Inpro/Seal’s VB45-S Bearing Isolator provides permanent bearing protection to rotating equipment with premium protection against contamination ingress and lubrication loss. The VB-45-S utilizes Inpro/Seal’s patented XX interface coupled with an enlarged contamination chamber to achieve an IP66 rating, the standard for premium ingress protection against both harmful dust particulates and powerful water jets from all directions, making it one of the best performing bearing isolators available.

For superior protection against lubrication loss, the VB45-S utilizes an enlarged D-Groove to capture oil and return it back to the bearing housing or a grease band to block grease from traveling down the shaft and escaping from the bearing housing. The VB45-S employs a compact design with only a 0.625-inch overall (axial) length, making it the shortest IP66-rated bearing isolator available.

The VB45-S is the only design that is rated IP66 and provides premium ingress protection and superior lubrication retention in a compact 0.625-inch overall length.

Click here for more on Inpro/Seal’s 2017 award and Processing’s complete list of winners.