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  • Minimum Design Speed Considerations for Sleevoil Bearings for Industrial Fan Applications

    Slow speed operation of fan systems within the air handling industry is generally performed due to two reasons: a coast down operation is required for hot (induced draft) fans to cool down before shutdown (often by using a turning gear), and operational efficiency improvements can be achieved during non-peak periods by slow speed operation using a VFD. In either case, when these fans are supported by hydrodynamic bearings, it is the oil film thickness developed from the bearing-shaft interaction that limits the minimum speed that can be maintained without causing premature wear and bearing failure. This paper will present a brief overview of lubrication theory and critical design parameters to achieve slow speed operation.
  • Smart Motion Boosts Machine Productivity

    Distributed intelligence has made motion control a much more valuable aspect of automation technology. Motion advances that employ smart actuators—from collaborative robots that can move like humans to modular platforms that simplify machine design—enable OEMs to produce machines that are faster, more accurate and less prone to breakdowns.
  • WEFTEC 2016 - Visit the Water Experts from Baldor

    As cities and towns continue to grow, the demand for Water and Wastewater capacity as well as the cost of energy will continue to increase. System optimization will be required to meet the increased demand, reduce overall operating costs and comply with new regulations. Stop by the booth #1817 and learn how to improve the overall efficiency and increase reliability in your facility.
  • Showcasing Solutions at MINExpo 2016

    Visit Baldor Electric Company, a member of the ABB Group, at MINExpo® to learn how to increase uptime and improve competitiveness with reliable motor and mechanical solutions. Located in ABB booth C-8271, Baldor experts will be on hand to discuss your challenges and ways to improve your operations.
  • Manufacturing is a Career Choice at the Career Academy of Siloam Springs

    Baldor Electric Company's Westville, Oklahoma Motor Plant team recently presented a donation to the Career Academy of Siloam Springs (CASS). This donation will be used by CASS to purchase machine tooling and instrumentation for their Industrial Maintenance program.
  • Turbomachinery and Pump Symposia

    We are headed to Houston, Texas for the 45th Turbomachinery & 32nd Pump Symposia, September 12-15 and invite you to stop by the booth (#3141) to chat with industry experts from Baldor. Baldor will be showcasing a complete offering designed specifically for the pumping industry including motor and mechanical power transmission products.

Company News

  • Minimum Design Speed Considerations for Sleevoil Bearings for Industrial Fan Applications

    Slow speed operation of fan systems within the air handling industry is generally performed due to two reasons: a coast down operation is required for hot (induced draft) fans to cool down before shutdown (often by using a turning gear), and operational efficiency improvements can be achieved during non-peak periods by slow speed operation using a VFD. In either case, when these fans are supported by hydrodynamic bearings, it is the oil film thickness developed from the bearing-shaft interaction that limits the minimum speed that can be maintained without causing premature wear and bearing failure. This paper will present a brief overview of lubrication theory and critical design parameters to achieve slow speed operation.
  • Manufacturing is a Career Choice at the Career Academy of Siloam Springs

    Baldor Electric Company's Westville, Oklahoma Motor Plant team recently presented a donation to the Career Academy of Siloam Springs (CASS). This donation will be used by CASS to purchase machine tooling and instrumentation for their Industrial Maintenance program.
  • Can You Develop Your Own Custom Motor and Motion System

    In this century’s complex, ever-changing world of manufacturing, such capabilities as hardware and software expertise, effective location and distribution, business savvy and yes, even luck, are some of the cardinal requirements for running a successful business.
  • Element Inspection Criteria for Couplings

    Baldor-Dodge Raptor’s easy to assemble, patent-pending split rubber element significantly decreases total cost of ownership and extends driven equipment life. Designed for drop-in interchangeability, the Raptor offers easy installation and reduced maintenance in an innovative design. When it is time to inspect or maintenance the coupling, it is important to know what to look for so elements can be replaced when appropriate and unplanned downtime is minimized.
  • Call for presentations is now open

    Share your expertise and be part of ABB’s largest and most comprehensive educational experience in North America. Submit your presentation abstract for next year’s ABB Automation & Power World, now through September 15.
  • How to Perform Smarter Motor Maintenance

    In this installment of Automation Zone, real-time IoT data plus human insight makes for a powerful maintenance formula. By Vijay Anand, ABB, and Michael Offik, Baldor Electric Co.

New Products

  • Exceeding Premium Efficiency Performance Using Hybrid Motor Technology

    We are proud to announce the latest motor technology - achieving efficiency performance two to four efficiency bands above NEMA premium® efficient levels (IE3) by utilizing a hybrid motor design.
  • Performance and Reliability in the New RPM PD DC Series

    Baldor Electric Company is pleased to introduce a new platform of DC motors in a power dense, low profile package with enhanced DC motor technology for performance and reliability. The RPM PD series offers an alternative to motor rewinds or expensive AC conversions.
  • Quantis® E-Z Kleen Gearmotors : Built for High Pressure Washdowns

    Baldor Electric Company is proud to announce a new addition to our washdown family of enclosed gear reducer products - the new Baldor•Dodge Quantis® E-Z Kleen Gearmotor. Quantis E-Z Kleen gearmotors are the premier choice for food, beverage and meat processing applications, designed for maximum reliability, while providing industry leading washdown protection.
  • Raptor Coupling

    Baldor is excited to introduce the Baldor•Dodge Raptor coupling, with patented WingLock Technology. Featuring a finite-element optimized winged elastomeric element design, the Raptor provides longer driven equipment life and improved reliability.
  • Metal Detectable End Covers

    Baldor Electric introduces a new addition to our bearing family - Baldor•Dodge Metal Detectable End Covers, designed to provide a safe solution for food processing facilities. Baldor•Dodge Patent Pending Metal Detectable End Covers are constructed of a durable, high-density, polyethylene (HPDE) material containing stainless steel, allowing the end covers to be detected by x-ray and metal detectors used in food and beverage applications.

Awards & Recognition

  • Control Design Readers' Choice Awards 2016

    For more than 15 years, Control Design Magazine has conducted an unaided ballot to more than 22,000 subscribers who have buying authority or influence at their organizations and asked them to list their go-to sources.
  • Control Magazine Readers Choice 2016

    Readers of Control Magazine have named Baldor Electric as their top pick in the Electric Motors category for 2015, an honor Baldor has received for the fourth year in a row.
  • SC Division of Labor Announces 2016 Safety Award Recipients

    Eighteen South Carolina businesses have been recognized by the SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation’s Division of Labor for their commitment to safety. The Division of Labor’s Safety Awards Program is open to all South Carolina Employers.
  • Baldor is recipient of a Fifteen Million Man Hour Award

    Little Rock – Leon Jones, Jr., Director of the Arkansas Department of Labor has announced that Baldor Electric Company, a division of ABB (5711 R. S Boreham Jr St, Ft. Smith, Arkansas 72901) is the recipient of a Fifteen (15) Million Man Hour Award.
  • PRSA Arkansas Prism Awards

    The Arkansas Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America recognizes exceptional public relations programs and the skills of the state’s practitioners, companies and organizations at the annual Prism Awards. The competition is open to members and nonmembers of this chapter. This year ALL entries will be submitted and judged online.
  • Ultra Kleen Tigear-2

    The Baldor-Dodge Ultra Kleen® Tigear-2® was awarded Plant Engineering 2015 Silver Product of the Year at the award ceremony in Chicago on Monday, March 21. The Ultra Kleen Tigear-2 sets a new standard for stainless steel gear reducers with an all-new sanitary design that is completely sealed against high pressure, high temperature and caustic washdown environments.

Industry News

  • Smart Motion Boosts Machine Productivity

    Distributed intelligence has made motion control a much more valuable aspect of automation technology. Motion advances that employ smart actuators—from collaborative robots that can move like humans to modular platforms that simplify machine design—enable OEMs to produce machines that are faster, more accurate and less prone to breakdowns.
  • WEFTEC 2016 - Visit the Water Experts from Baldor

    As cities and towns continue to grow, the demand for Water and Wastewater capacity as well as the cost of energy will continue to increase. System optimization will be required to meet the increased demand, reduce overall operating costs and comply with new regulations. Stop by the booth #1817 and learn how to improve the overall efficiency and increase reliability in your facility.
  • Showcasing Solutions at MINExpo 2016

    Visit Baldor Electric Company, a member of the ABB Group, at MINExpo® to learn how to increase uptime and improve competitiveness with reliable motor and mechanical solutions. Located in ABB booth C-8271, Baldor experts will be on hand to discuss your challenges and ways to improve your operations.
  • Turbomachinery and Pump Symposia

    We are headed to Houston, Texas for the 45th Turbomachinery & 32nd Pump Symposia, September 12-15 and invite you to stop by the booth (#3141) to chat with industry experts from Baldor. Baldor will be showcasing a complete offering designed specifically for the pumping industry including motor and mechanical power transmission products.
  • Are Smaller IIoT Applications The Next Wave for End Users

    In a recent Maintenance Technology podcast interview with Ralph Rio of the ARC Advisory Group, Dedham, MA, we discussed Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) maturation and what to look for in terms of reliability and maintenance (R&M).
  • A Preventive Plan For Bearing Protection

    Perhaps someday all motors will be so well built that there will be no more electrical bearing damage. Until that day comes, motor repair shops will continue to replace bearings eroded by voltages induced by variable frequency drives (VFDs).

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