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How to install AEGIS Rings with Conductive Epoxy – Only 4 minutes long!
This video shows everything you need to install AEGIS Shaft Grounding Rings with conductive epoxy.
- List of tools and supplied needed
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Where to install – DE (all motors) and NDE (TEFC motors)
- Removing the paint from the motors end bracket
- Clean the motor’s shaft to bare metal where the AEGIS Ring fibers touch.
- Apply AEGIS Colloidal Silver Shaft Coating (CS015) to the motor’s shaft.
- Use only AEGIS Conductive Epoxy – (EP2400) – Tested and proven
- Mix even amounts of the EP2400 thoroughly – MIX WELL
- Apply the mixed epoxy to the metal back of the AEGIS Ring
- Install the AEGIS Ring to the motor’s end bracket – metal to metal contact!
- Make sure the AEGIS ring is centered around the shaft – look for even gap all around the ring near the shaft.
- Use Heat gun to cure the EP2400 conductive epoxy – approximately 5 minutes – cures in about 30 minutes!
Remove paint for a clean metal surface
AEGIS CS015 and AEGIS EP2400
Clean the shaft and apply CS015
Quickly dry the CS015 with a heatgun
AEGIS Conductive Epoxy
AEGIS Ring installed with Conductive Epoxy (EP2400)
A highly resistive glaze may form on brush surface, requiring periodic cleaning. This is sometimes also called a “patina” and forms a visible black non-conductive band on the shaft. It is also one of the disadvantages of using a carbon block brush for shaft grounding. It renders the carbon block brush ineffective.
Carbon Block Brush causes Non-Conductive Coating on Motor Shaft “patena film”
What to do? Clean the shaft where the carbon block brush contacts the shaft and install the AEGIS Shaft Grounding Ring in its place.