Garlock Introduces GUARDIAN™ XL Bearing Isolator
PALMYRA, N.Y. (March 22, 2016) – Garlock, a leading manufacturer of high- performance fluid sealing and pipeline protection products, introduces the all-new GUARDIAN™ XL bearing isolator, available in 12- to 24-inch sizes with an industry- leading turnaround time of just seven days.
Based on the existing design of the standard size GUARDIAN™ bearing isolator, the GUARDIAN™ XL is meant specifically for heavy-duty applications with large, high-speed rotating shafts.
Ideal for use in pulp and paper mills, - mining operations, steel mill rollers, overhead cranes and power generation, it can be installed in pumps, motors and other bearing- supported industrial equipment. GUARDIAN™ XL is available in both flanged and flangeless designs.
Garlock recently acquired the specialized manufacturing equipment for in-house production capabilities that allow the company to achieve the industry-leading turnaround time. Due to their size and custom design specifications, bearing isolators of this type previously typically required lead times up to two months.
“We’re excited to be able to provide our customers with this highly-specialized equipment in just seven days,” said Chris Fink, Value Stream Leader. “Bringing the production capability in-house allows us to significantly reduce unplanned downtime for our customers.”
The GUARDIAN™ XL features an engineered labyrinth design that excludes liquid and solid contamination while successfully retaining bearing lubrication. Its unitizing ring eliminates unwanted metal-to-metal wear on the shaft and housing, improving efficiency by reducing drag, extending equipment life and lowering maintenance costs. Further, its patented Cam-Lock design allows it to be installed without an arbor press for faster mean time to repair (MTTR) during rebuilds.
The GUARDIAN™ XL is compliant with or surpasses all industry safety and manufacturing standards, including IEEE 841-2001, NEMA MG 1-2003 and API 610.
For more information about the full line of Garlock bearing isolators, visit www.garlock.com.
About the Garlock Family of Companies
The Garlock family of companies is part of EnPro Industries (NYSE: NPO). Garlock is acknowledged as the global leader in high-performance fluid sealing products, committed to a culture of safety. Processing industries served include chemicals and petrochemicals, refining, pulp and paper, power generation, semiconductor, primary metals, food and pharmaceuticals, mining and original equipment manufacturers.