Process and Operations

Inpro/Seal Website To Offer Monthly Segments On Bearing Protection


Jun 02, 2009

An ongoing interview with David C. Orlowski, inventor of the bearing isolator and President/CEO of Inpro/Seal Company, now appears at their long standing website,

Conducted by a free-lance journalist, the multi-part interview provides significant facts and information on bearing protection through the eyes of its' inventor. It goes on to address the evolution of the bearing isolator and the growth of Inpro/Seal Company, the largest producer of bearing isolators in the world.

Inpro/Seal conducted an extensive two-year research project that was completed in 2005. This research indicated that market-by-market, application-by-application, people wanted to know more about bearing protection and bearing isolation technology. Whether they used bearing isolators or not, whether or not they knew about Inpro/Seal products, almost 70% of the respondents stated they wanted to know more about bearing protection.

The first segment will cover the early years of his company; first products; how the bearing isolator was invented; evolution of the product; how a pump distributor invented the bearing isolator; how the Sears Tower in downtown Chicago contributed heavily to his success; and even how he named his company. Other segments will include: unique attributes; early customers that remain after 30 years; the importance of relationship marketing; how the technology continues to evolve; why lip seals are obsolete; an end user with pump installed bearing isolators that are still operating after 30+ years; bearing protection-an evolving technology; latest designs and how an option proved so successful it became a standard design; how process plants can attain levels of bearing protection previously unattainable; how the company overcame early objections; competitive products that work and don’t work; how a $2 sealing method can cost thousands more; unnecessary bearing failure; how to reduce power consumption; obsolete sealing methods; the changing end user; non-contacting technology, a method that has come into its own; and much more.