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OZARK -- Most teachers are no stranger to the world of professional development, but this summer, one group had a less typical experience.
“We improved our operational margin for the seventh consecutive quarter and significantly increased cash flow through relentless execution amid continued strong market headwinds and economic uncertainties,” said CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer.
Baldor Electric is proud to announce that it has completed ATEX certification for Baldor-Dodge Grid-Lign couplings. ATEX is a European Union directive which defines essential health and safety requirements for all equipment used in potentially explosive atmospheres. The Baldor-Dodge Grid-Lign coupling meets all ATEX requirements for mining applications and other applications with combustible dust and gas atmospheres. 
6/30/2016 Awards & Recognition
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.
6/30/2016 Awards & Recognition
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.
A combination of excellence and generosity displayed by the employees at Baldor Electric Company Ozark has yielded $10,000 in scholarship funds for qualified Ozark High School graduates interested in continuing their studies at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus.
Alabama has the largest concentration of builders of metal fabricated vessels under 90m in the US. One of those companies, Master Boat Builders Inc of Bayou La Batre, has established its niche by building highly sophisticated offshore supply vessels to serve the oil industry.
On May 10, 2016, the employees of the Fort Smith motor plant completed 15 million hours without a lost time accident, and they have been working toward this achievement since August 26, 2010.
6/9/2016 Company News
When people talk about “maximizing the life” of a piece of equipment, they are really talking about doing everything that can be done to get the most for their money. When you buy a coupling, for example, you want it to work well for as long as possible so you don’t have to spend more money to replace that coupling. In order to make sure your coupling works well for a long time, you first have to know what can be done to maximize the life of that coupling.
6/9/2016 Industry News
Calculations, advice and formulas for ensuring you have the right motor for your application. A Control Design reader wrote to us: "The multi-station dial indexers we build are in multiple diameters and different cycle rates. We have one basic design that is customized based on the needs of the application. How can we be sure we’re sizing the right type of motor correctly? The tables’ motors currently can vary from induction to servo. We’re also thinking of adding a gear box or direct drive. What are the calculations we can use to determine which motor to use?" We posed the question to a range of experts in the industry. Here's what they said ...

Company News

OZARK -- Most teachers are no stranger to the world of professional development, but this summer, one group had a less typical experience.
“We improved our operational margin for the seventh consecutive quarter and significantly increased cash flow through relentless execution amid continued strong market headwinds and economic uncertainties,” said CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer.
Baldor Electric is proud to announce that it has completed ATEX certification for Baldor-Dodge Grid-Lign couplings. ATEX is a European Union directive which defines essential health and safety requirements for all equipment used in potentially explosive atmospheres. The Baldor-Dodge Grid-Lign coupling meets all ATEX requirements for mining applications and other applications with combustible dust and gas atmospheres. 
A combination of excellence and generosity displayed by the employees at Baldor Electric Company Ozark has yielded $10,000 in scholarship funds for qualified Ozark High School graduates interested in continuing their studies at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus.
On May 10, 2016, the employees of the Fort Smith motor plant completed 15 million hours without a lost time accident, and they have been working toward this achievement since August 26, 2010.
6/9/2016 Company News
When people talk about “maximizing the life” of a piece of equipment, they are really talking about doing everything that can be done to get the most for their money. When you buy a coupling, for example, you want it to work well for as long as possible so you don’t have to spend more money to replace that coupling. In order to make sure your coupling works well for a long time, you first have to know what can be done to maximize the life of that coupling.
We are proud to announce the Baldor Electric Company gearbox manufacturing plant in Belton, South Carolina recently completed 18 years without a lost time accident, and the employees have worked 1 year without any recordable accidents.
6/2/2016 Company News
We have an exciting lineup for EASA this year and we’d like nothing other than sharing and spending time with you! This year’s convention runs from June 12-14th at the Metro Toronto Convention Center.
5/19/2016 Company News
The 2016 CA501 Standard Product Catalog is now available! The catalog features more than 850 new catalog numbers with more information per product family and detailed features for each product line.
Join us for the 47th annual Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), May 2-5, 2016 in NRG Park in Houston, Texas. Stop by and visit our experts in ABB Booth #5740. Alongside ABB and Thomas & Betts, we will be showcasing a number of new technologies and products specifically designed for the oil and gas industry.

New Products

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.
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.
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.
1/29/2016 New Products
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.
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.
Baldor announces a new addition to our MagnaGear XTR reducer product offering, the Baldor•Dodge MagnaGear XTR G600. The G600 significantly increases the power capabilities of the MagnaGear hollow shaft line. With a hollow shaft capability of 8 inches and mechanical ratings of 500Hp to 900Hp at typical conveying ratios, the G600 is ready for high powered, shaft mounted drive applications in the grain industry and other bulk material handling applications.
Based on the proven design and sealing system of the Baldor-Dodge S-2000 Spherical Roller Bearing, the Flange Bracket bearing meets industry standard dimensions for easy installation and interchangeability.
When global conveyance solutions provider Intralox wanted to standardize on washdown bearings, one company met its requirements.
A complete line of ABB low voltage IEC electric motors is now available from Baldor. The complete product portfolio includes motors for safe area operation and motors that meet requirements for hazardous area operation.
Baldor Electric Company is proud to announce the Above NEMA Vertical P-Base Motor platform.

Awards & Recognition

6/30/2016 Awards & Recognition
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.
6/30/2016 Awards & Recognition
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.
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.
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.
3/28/2016 Awards & Recognition
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.
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.
The Manufacturing Institute has announced they will present Chelsea Becker with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award at an April 21 reception in Washington, D.C. The STEP Ahead Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry.
2/18/2016 Awards & Recognition
For Automation World’s 2015 Leadership in Automation program, now in its fifth year, suppliers show how their continued innovation makes them the preferred choice among readers.
The staff at Aggregates Manager, a Randall-Reilly publication, has chosen the Baldor-Reliance Crusher Duty motor platform as a top rollout product in 2015, designed for the aggregate industry.
1/26/2016 Awards & Recognition
Baldor Electric Company of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, represented by Randy Colip – Executive Vice President of Sales and Robert S. Nemecek – Vice President of North American Mechanical Sales. Since 1920, Baldor has been recognized as the industry leading manufacturer of electric motors and mechanical power transmission products in the world.

Industry News

Alabama has the largest concentration of builders of metal fabricated vessels under 90m in the US. One of those companies, Master Boat Builders Inc of Bayou La Batre, has established its niche by building highly sophisticated offshore supply vessels to serve the oil industry.
6/9/2016 Industry News
Calculations, advice and formulas for ensuring you have the right motor for your application. A Control Design reader wrote to us: "The multi-station dial indexers we build are in multiple diameters and different cycle rates. We have one basic design that is customized based on the needs of the application. How can we be sure we’re sizing the right type of motor correctly? The tables’ motors currently can vary from induction to servo. We’re also thinking of adding a gear box or direct drive. What are the calculations we can use to determine which motor to use?" We posed the question to a range of experts in the industry. Here's what they said ...
5/6/2016 Industry News
Lubricants are a critical factor in the performance and life of a rolling element bearing. Less than 10 percent of bearings reach their theoretical L10 life, and poor lubrication can be attributed to 80 percent of those that fall short. Ideally, a lubricant forms a film layer between moving components in a bearing, separating moving parts, minimizing friction and preventing wear between balls or rollers, raceways and retainers. Lubricants also protect metal surfaces from corrosion and moisture, dissipate heat and can even prevent the ingress of contaminants.
3/11/2016 Industry News
The Department of Energy is expanding its focus to full system efficiency and has released its first ever set of efficiency standards for pumps.
Are you planning to attend the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia? Be sure to visit Baldor Electric in booth #B-7023, January 26-28th, to see the latest products designed and engineered specifically for the poultry, feed and meat segments of the Food Industry.
1/19/2016 Industry News
Be sure to stop by and visit Baldor in booth 2817 during the show January 25-28th. Visit with our industry experts and learn how Baldor can be your partner in solving the most challenging HVAC applications.
William Hoyt, NEMA Industry Director, was joined by John Malinowski, Senior Manager Industry Affairs at Baldor/ABB, and William Finley, Senior Director of Technology at Siemens Industry, Inc., in presenting an accepted and peer-reviewed paper, “Review of Upcoming Motor and Drive Systems Efficiency Regulations in U.S. and Europe,” at the IEEE Petro Chemical Conference (PCIC) in Houston.
Electric motors driving pumps, fans, compressors, and other machines use an estimated 45 percent of global electricity. Through higher motor efficiency and the use of optimized motor systems, electricity savings of 20-30 percent can be achieved.
Finding ways to reduce costs when planning a new data center or expanding an existing one, ensuring that the new facilities can manage larger loads as demand grows, and keeping operations up and running are essential objectives of data center designs.
A crucial factor in the proactive maintenance of high-voltage (HV) motors and generators, especially those in critical industrial applications, is the condition assessment and remaining life expectancy of the stator windings. HV motors and generators are typically custom-made and are not quickly replaceable should an unexpected failure occur. This means that corrective maintenance is very time-consuming and the operator can experience extensive periods of costly, unforeseen downtime. How can such problems be predicted and avoided?