2019 AHR Wrapup
What a great show! This year's AHR Exposition broke practically every record in the book. There were over 45,000 attendees, representing 112 countries. And there were almost 2,000 exhibiting companies displaying their goods and services. The AEGIS booth hosted hundreds of visitors, and one them won a $200 gift card to Maine's own LL Bean. The lucky winner was Donald Gariepy, Critical Facilities Manager at UNC Charlotte. Congratulations, Donald!
Here is a slideshow we made of the Expo:
Matt (pictured) and the rest of the team met up with Bevan Christiansen at the ABB Booth. Bevan is the Product Manager of HVAC Motors for their Baldor brand, now a.k.a. ABB Motors & Mechanical. Baldor Super-E Motors are available with AEGIS rings factory-installed inside the motor, in ODP, TEFC, and C-face styles. Just look for a -G at the end of the part number. ABB also offers an option code for AEGIS rings in their IEC motors, Variant Code VC588.
We also visited the Regal Beloit booth. We met Dan Bentley and Zach Stauffer, shown here with Marathon Opt2MAX and SyMAX-I motors. Marathon also offers a wide range of motors with AEGIS shaft grounding inside, branded as BCP (Bearing Current Protection). These lines include NEMA Premium XRI in ODP and TEFC styles, Blue Max Vector Duty, and Blue Chip NEMA Premium XRI Explosion Proof, XRI-SD Severe Duty, and XRI-841 IEEE-841, as well as their cooling tower motors. But Marathon isn't the only Regal Beloit brand with protection against bearing currents; LEESON also offers several lines with AEGIS, including single-speed cooling tower motors and Premium All-Stainless and Extreme Duck washdown duty motors.
We also met with Rogerio Rodrigues at the WEG Electric booth. WEG offers a varied selection of stock motors with AEGIS factory-installed inside the frame, including general purpose, close-coupled pump motors, and larger sizes of flameproof (W22Xd) and permanent magnet motor (W22 Magnet Drive System). The WEG website has a very handy Motors with AEGIS Inside webpage to help you find the right motor for your application. And AEGIS rings can be added as a mod to any WEG motor that doesn't come with them stock.
David Starich met us at the Nidec/US Motors booth. David is Nidec's Business Development & Training Manager for HVAC Motors. You can see him here with a US Motors Varitough commercial condenser motor. All Varitough motors include AEGIS shaft grounding, and Nidec also sells shaft grounding kits for aftermarket installation. We also met up with Bobbi Jean Parker at the TECO-Westinghouse booth. She is pictured below with a TECO motor equipped with both an AEGIS shaft grounding ring and TECO's new remote motor vibration sensor.