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  • Live Demos and New Product Presentations at AHR 2017

    We are headed to the largest HVACR marketplace, AHR EXPO 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Will we see you there? The show runs January 30th – February 1st and we invite you to stop by the booth, meet our industry experts and learn how Baldor can be your partner in solving the most challenging HVAC applications.
  • Proper Handling of Bearings

    Rolling-element bearings are high-precision components that need to be stored and handled carefully to perform as designed. Proper storage and handling of a bearing before, during and after installation is important because once debris enters a bearing, it reduces the life.
  • ABB industry leader receives prestigious NEMA Kite & Key Award

    At NEMA’s recent 90th Annual Membership Meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, Roger Daugherty, PhD of Baldor Electric Company, a member of the ABB Group, was awarded the Kite & Key Award from NEMA, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association in the U.S. This award recognizes industry leaders whose pioneering innovations epitomize the best in codes, standards and advocacy.
  • The Food Safe Plant

    The common perception in food production facilities is that every internal area must be spotless to meet food safety regulations. To be spotless, requires equipment to withstand aggressive cleaning processes with caustic chemicals and mass volumes of water. In reality, there are areas within every facility that are considered dry zones where equipment does not require cleaning and remains free from moisture or exposure to outside environments.
  • Modern Low-Voltage Drives & Motors in Rod Pump Applications

    For decades the pump jack has been a common sight in oil fields, especially across western North America. Historically, their most common driver has been a low-voltage, three-phase induction motor. The beam pump, or sucker rod pump, is driven with a cam action that has the effect of loading, then unloading the driver (motor). This loading and unloading occurs on every rotation of the cam.
  • 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.

Company News

  • Live Demos and New Product Presentations at AHR 2017

    We are headed to the largest HVACR marketplace, AHR EXPO 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Will we see you there? The show runs January 30th – February 1st and we invite you to stop by the booth, meet our industry experts and learn how Baldor can be your partner in solving the most challenging HVAC applications.
  • Proper Handling of Bearings

    Rolling-element bearings are high-precision components that need to be stored and handled carefully to perform as designed. Proper storage and handling of a bearing before, during and after installation is important because once debris enters a bearing, it reduces the life.
  • ABB industry leader receives prestigious NEMA Kite & Key Award

    At NEMA’s recent 90th Annual Membership Meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, Roger Daugherty, PhD of Baldor Electric Company, a member of the ABB Group, was awarded the Kite & Key Award from NEMA, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association in the U.S. This award recognizes industry leaders whose pioneering innovations epitomize the best in codes, standards and advocacy.
  • The Food Safe Plant

    The common perception in food production facilities is that every internal area must be spotless to meet food safety regulations. To be spotless, requires equipment to withstand aggressive cleaning processes with caustic chemicals and mass volumes of water. In reality, there are areas within every facility that are considered dry zones where equipment does not require cleaning and remains free from moisture or exposure to outside environments.
  • Modern Low-Voltage Drives & Motors in Rod Pump Applications

    For decades the pump jack has been a common sight in oil fields, especially across western North America. Historically, their most common driver has been a low-voltage, three-phase induction motor. The beam pump, or sucker rod pump, is driven with a cam action that has the effect of loading, then unloading the driver (motor). This loading and unloading occurs on every rotation of the cam.
  • 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.

New Products

  • Fire Pump Motors Available from Stock

    Fire Pump motors are for use on fire pumps installed per NFPA-20. All motors meet UL requirements (File # E481231) in open drip proof enclosures designed for relatively clean and dry environments. Foot mounted motors are available from stock in ratings of 10-300 Horsepower and close coupled pump designs are available from stock in rating of 10-100 Horsepower. For custom designs please contact your local Baldor•Reliance sales representative.
  • 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.

Awards & Recognition

  • Malinowski Recognized for Contributions to Global Energy Efficiency

    At a recent industry affairs conference held in Zurich, Switzerland, Baldor Electric Company’s Senior Director of Industry Affairs, John Malinowski, was recognized with the MS’16 Award “for his personal engagement to make IE3 premium efficiency motors the global market standard”.
  • Companies Honored With BSAs First Ever Excellence Awards

    The Bearing Manufacturer Excellence of Innovation in Product Design Award recognizes companies for innovation and excellence in product design or technology. BSA distributor members reviewed and ranked manufacturer innovation submissions. Among the abundance of innovative product designs submitted, three submissions were chosen to be recognized for their outstanding service to the end use customer.
  • 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.

Industry News

  • Engineer Uptime Into Your Conveyor's Bearings

    Downtime is often blamed on poor maintenance or lack of maintenance. Undoubtedly proper maintenance is important in keeping your conveyor in uptime and not downtime. However, there are many operators with exceptional maintenance practices who struggle with downtime. A contributing and often overlooked cause of downtime is the conveyor’s bearing selection.
  • 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).

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