Neil Hoehle is chief engineer for Inpro/Seal, LLC, a Waukesha Bearings business. Hoehle has spent more than 35 years in the design and development of non-contact bearing housing seals, air-purged sealing, and other rotating shaft sealing devises and holds several related patents. Hoehle holds a B.A. from Western Illinois University and an M.B.A. from the University of Iowa. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 309-756-5335.
The advantage of non-wearing bearing isolators is that once properly applied, they perform essentially trouble-free for years with no degradation in performance. The challenge is that they require a bit more attention to application details. Taking the time to check a few simple parameters will go a long way towards ensuring trouble-free operation.