As part of the Waukesha Bearings Corporation family, Waukesha Bearings, Waukesha Magnetic Bearings and Inpro/Seal technologies deliver increased reliability and efficiency, along with reduced total cost of operation. Their proven designs provide innovative solutions for your rotating equipment.
Waukesha Magnetic Bearings (WMB) is seeing increasing interest in the application of its technology to power plant machinery where bearing lubricants are prohibited; only 'dry' machine trains are permitted. WMB's technology is a perfect match for next-generation helium-gas-cooled modular reactors, where the ancillary benefits of the highest possible reliability and complete diagnostic information for machine health are essential. Several examples of this machinery have now been produced and tested worldwide.
As industry trends have begun to show larger shaft sizes, heavier weight load, faster sliding speeds and reduced oil flow, it has become increasingly important for Waukesha Bearings (WB) to keep improving its products to meet the greater requirement to handle misalignment and reduce power loss. With 30-plus years of proven experience and design flexibility on large rotating plant equipment, along with field experience at high loads and sliding speeds, WB and Maxalign have become the obvious choice for OEMs.
Maxalign has been around since 1983 as a generator application, but now that users are looking for more flexibility from rotating plant equipment and placing higher demands on the bearings, it has become apparent that Maxalign, with its high power output and greater efficiency, could be expanded for widespread use. Its features include WB's patented ball-and-socket pivot support and directed lubrication technology. The optimised design also helps reduce oil flow and power loss, improving machine efficiency.
WB has extensive experience designing Maxalign into new equipment, as well as retrofitting it into existing spaces. Advanced analysis techniques, backed by testing to verify performance and predictive capability, have made Maxalign a leading technology for large-shaft-diameter applications, ideally suited for large-frame gas turbines, steam turbines, turbogenerators and synchronous clutches. WB's design philosophy encompasses engineer-to-engineer relationships, advanced R&D, and an ability to predict future industry and customer needs.
Inpro/Seal is a world leader in the design and manufacture of custom-engineered system and bearing protection. Since inventing the original bearing isolator in 1977, the company has upheld its commitment to deliver innovative sealing solutions and superior customer service.
Inpro/Seal's distinct product line can be installed in a variety of rotating equipment in multiple industries around the globe. Its technology increases the reliability of applications and creates real cost savings by improving the mean time between repair, offering a proven solution to costly maintenance problems that disrupt normal production. Inpro/Seal provides permanent bearing protection with the bearing isolator, complete shaft seals with the Air Mizer, and shaft-grounding solutions with the Current Diverter Ring.
All Inpro/Seal products are custom engineered to fit exact requirements and optimised for performance in specific applications. With outstanding customer service and a streamlined production process, Inpro/Seal can provide same-day shipments on most products and new designs. For more than 30 years, Inpro/Seal has combined extensive application experience and field testing with a robust development process to create a superior solution for its customers.
Waukesha Bearings Corporation maintains a global sales and distribution network to provide responsive, localised support to customers across the world. With manufacturing capabilities in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, the company has the global reach to provide customers with the right technology, right when they need it.