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Company News

The Manufacturing Institute has announced it will award Amy Lakin, executive vice president of Supply Chain for Baldor Electric Company, with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award.
Baldor Electric Company is proud to offer ABB’s expanded line of high voltage rib-cooled motor platform, type NXR, with higher power ranges and increased ingress protection.
Baldor Electric announces a new addition to our gear reducer product offering, the Baldor•Dodge Vertical Gearmotor. The Vertical Gearmotor offers a cost effective alternative to the common low speed vertical pump drive technologies, which utilize large, high pole count vertical motors or a combination of horizontal motor with a right angle gear reducer.
Baldor Electric Company introduces a new line of crusher duty motors with improved reliability, performance, and energy efficiency to help lower the operator’s total cost of ownership. With higher break down and locked rotor torque performance, Baldor●Reliance® crusher duty motors meet the demands of the toughest crushing applications worldwid
On March 19, 2015, join us for a webinar discussing driver reliability using ACHE and Cooling Tower motors. Dan Stelzner, Industry Business Manager for Chemical, Oil and Gas, Baldor Electric Company, and Roman Wajda, Industry Business Manager for Air and Unit Handling, Baldor Electric Company, will discuss the technologies and benefits behind Air Cooled Heat Exchange and Cooling Tower Motors.
2/3/2015 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. The process consists of unaided voting by readers, meaning readers are asked to write the answer to a series of survey questions without the help from a pre-selected series of names.
When thinking of a food manufacturing facility, many people may envision a lockdown area in which all personnel must wear full-body decontamination suits and where every internal surface of the facility must glow from the sheen of stainless steel. While this may be somewhat common for parts of a plant, a range of environments allow for different grades of motors, from general purpose to washdown, which drive many pumping applications.
Baldor Electric Company is proud to announce a new addition to our washdown family of enclosed gear reducer products, the Baldor•Dodge Ultra Kleen® Tigear-2®.
When you attend the International Production & Processing Expo to be held January 27 – 29, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia, be sure and visit Baldor Electric in booth 6217 in Hall B to see the latest products designed and engineered specifically for the poultry, feed and meat segments of the Food Industry.
1/7/2015 Company News
Are you attending the 2015 AHR Expo in Chicago, Illinois? Be sure to stop and visit Baldor in booth 4236 during the show held at McCormick Place, January 26 – 28th. Visit with our industry experts and learn how Baldor can be your partner in solving the most challenging HVAC applications.
On March 19, 2015, join us for a webinar discussing driver reliability using ACHE and Cooling Tower motors. Dan Stelzner, Industry Business Manager for Chemical, Oil and Gas, Baldor Electric Company, and Roman Wajda, Industry Business Manager for Air and Unit Handling, Baldor Electric Company, will discuss the technologies and benefits behind Air Cooled Heat Exchange and Cooling Tower Motors.
When you attend the International Production & Processing Expo to be held January 27 – 29, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia, be sure and visit Baldor Electric in booth 6217 in Hall B to see the latest products designed and engineered specifically for the poultry, feed and meat segments of the Food Industry.
1/7/2015 Company News
Are you attending the 2015 AHR Expo in Chicago, Illinois? Be sure to stop and visit Baldor in booth 4236 during the show held at McCormick Place, January 26 – 28th. Visit with our industry experts and learn how Baldor can be your partner in solving the most challenging HVAC applications.
10/17/2014 Company News
Baldor will be showcasing our new Ultra Kleen Stainless Quantis and Tigear speed reducers. Ultra Kleen reducers feature a totally enclosed ventless sealing system containing a factory filled synthetic lubricant that eliminates the need for routine oil changes. The perfect match for these reducers, the Baldor Super-E® SSE Stainless Steel motors, will also be showcased. These fully encapsulated stainless motors are impervious to rust and deterioration caused by high pressure caustic sanitizing.
In the U.S., motor driven pumping systems account for 24.8% of the industrial energy consumption. Motor energy efficiency has made significant advances in the past 20 years as motor manufacturers have developed new, more efficient motor designs.
9/8/2014 Company News
Managing operating and capital costs is among the top concerns today in the Wastewater Industry. At Baldor, we offer solutions designed to maximize energy efficiency, reduce operating costs and enhance sustainability.
ABB is celebrating today its 125th anniversary in Finland. Founded in 1889 in Helsinki by entrepreneur and inventor Gottfrid Strömberg, ABB Finland is today an innovative automation and power technology company with more than 5,000 employees in 30 locations, with sales of 2.3 billion euros in 2013.
We are now accepting presentation proposals for next year’s ABB Automation & Power World. The deadline is Sept. 30, 2014. Thousands of engineers, managers, executives and ABB technical experts will converge in Houston, Texas, March 2-5, 2015, for this premiere event.
"Energy Efficiency in Hazardous Duty Applications" - a webinar presented by CHEMICAL PROCESSING Magazine and Baldor's George Weihrauch, is now available for on-demand viewing.
Fort Smith, Ark. – The Baldor Electric Company Foundation recently awarded $171,000 in scholarships to 57 students who are children of Baldor Electric Company employees across the nation. The $3,000 competitive scholarships were granted to students for the 2014/2015 school year, and their families work in 17 different Baldor locations in the United States.
Baldor Electric Company is proud to offer ABB’s expanded line of high voltage rib-cooled motor platform, type NXR, with higher power ranges and increased ingress protection.
Baldor Electric announces a new addition to our gear reducer product offering, the Baldor•Dodge Vertical Gearmotor. The Vertical Gearmotor offers a cost effective alternative to the common low speed vertical pump drive technologies, which utilize large, high pole count vertical motors or a combination of horizontal motor with a right angle gear reducer.
Baldor Electric Company introduces a new line of crusher duty motors with improved reliability, performance, and energy efficiency to help lower the operator’s total cost of ownership. With higher break down and locked rotor torque performance, Baldor●Reliance® crusher duty motors meet the demands of the toughest crushing applications worldwid
Baldor Electric Company is proud to announce a new addition to our washdown family of enclosed gear reducer products, the Baldor•Dodge Ultra Kleen® Tigear-2®.
Baldor Electric is proud to provide ATEX certification for all Baldor-Dodge Disc Couplings. ATEX is a European Union directive which defines essential health and safety requirements for all equipment used in potentially explosive atmospheres. The Disc Coupling meets all ATEX requirements for mining applications and other applications with combustible dust and gas atmospheres.
9/3/2014 New Products
Baldor Electric is proud to announce a new addition to our Baldor-Dodge coupling product offering: The QD Bushed Para-Flex® coupling. To complement our Taper-Lock and bored-to-size style flanges, the QD flange design now enhances our industry leading capabilities.
Baldor Electric Company ‘s Dodge® HT500 synchronous drive system delivers high torque, low maintenance and potential energy savings with less overhung load than V-belts. HT500 belts also offer longer life in wet/oily environments than V-belts in similar conditions.
Baldor Electric Company is proud to announce a new line of energy efficient electric motors - Large AC – GPM Induction Motors. Used in high torque industrial applications including pumps, fans, conveyors, and compressors; these motors are easy to select, order and install.
Baldor Electric Company introduces an expanded line of heavy-duty concentric reducers in a full range of 9 sizes from 9800 in-lb. to 575,000 in-lb. and ratios from 2.25 to 194.6:1.
Baldor Electric Company will be attending the EASA convention and meeting in Boston, Massachusetts June 29th through July 1st, 2014. During the event we will unveil a brand new product line of motors! We will also showcase a variety of new and existing products throughout the booth. Please join us for the motor unveiling, and come by the booth to check out the new products and visit with your friends from Baldor in Booth #1006.
The Manufacturing Institute has announced it will award Amy Lakin, executive vice president of Supply Chain for Baldor Electric Company, with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award.
2/3/2015 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. The process consists of unaided voting by readers, meaning readers are asked to write the answer to a series of survey questions without the help from a pre-selected series of names.
Baldor●Reliance motors, for the twelfth year in a row, was selected by readers as the top choice in Industrial Electric Motor category in Control Design Magazine Readers' choice awards for 2014. Also receiving recognition from readers, in the Gear Reducer category, was Baldor●Dodge gear reducers.
9/16/2014 Awards & Recognition
Baldor Electric Company was honored this week to receive the Arkansas Governor’s Quality Award for Performance Excellence from Governor Mike Beebe during the 20th Annual Awards Celebration in Little Rock, Arkansas. The award is the highest level available in the quality program organized by the Arkansas Institute for Performance Excellence.
Baldor Electric Company is honored to be named a 2014 Top Workplace by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Top Workplaces are selected based on employee feedback provided during a confidential survey conducted by Workplace Dynamics, LLP.
The Building Operating Management Top Products Awards recognize the most popular manufacturers and suppliers of the year, as determined by building and facility executives who participated in a national survey. In the category of variable frequency drives, Baldor’s ACB drives received the most votes.
Readers of Control Magazine have named Baldor Electric as their top pick in the electric motors category for 2014, an honor Baldor has received each year since the publication first included the motor category in their annual contest.
Subscribers of Automation World magazine chose ABB and Baldor as their “first Team” supplier for AC/DC motors in the Leadership in Automation program sponsored by the publication. Automation professionals were invited to vote for their favorite automation vendors in an unaided-recall survey, meaning that voters were not prompted with any pre-selected companies.
Popular Mechanics recently gave Baldor’s 600E grinder a full five stars, ranking it as the best overall grinder on the market. Here is what they wrote about the product...
Control Design Magazine sent questionnaires to their machine-builder and system-integrator subscribers, asking them to name the companies that have the best technology value.
When thinking of a food manufacturing facility, many people may envision a lockdown area in which all personnel must wear full-body decontamination suits and where every internal surface of the facility must glow from the sheen of stainless steel. While this may be somewhat common for parts of a plant, a range of environments allow for different grades of motors, from general purpose to washdown, which drive many pumping applications.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and a coalition of energy advocates submitted a petition to the Department of Energy to increase efficiency in industrial electric motors not covered under the latest small motor rule. A Final Rule was issued in March, 2014 which will broaden the scope of coverage left behind from the Energy Independence & Security Act (EISA) of 2007. The Integral Horsepower Rule will go into effect June 1, 2016 and supersede the EISA 2007 laws.
Over the past few years, a common practice in the Food and Beverage Industry is to evaluate system components to improve reliability, productivity and food safety in harsh sanitation environments. Washdown motors and bearings are just two products where selecting the right feature set provides extended life and better performance in the harsh environments typical to the industry.
10/2/2014 Industry News
Mark your calendar for March 9, 2015. The United States Department of Energy issued a Final Rule in March of 2010 mandating energy efficiency levels be increased – effective March 9, 2015. The rule affects a very specific range of motors which include NEMA two-digit frame motors and IEC equivalents for Open Drip Proof, General Purpose motors in both single and three phase designs.
9/2/2014 Industry News
The battle against corrosion is challenging, and some industries are more sensitive to it than others. Avoidance and prevention are particularly important in food, beverage, and medical processing applications where damage from corrosive invasion is costly.
Motor manufacturers routinely answer questions about the differences between submersible and immersible motors and the applications best served by each design. While end users ultimately decide which motor best fits their need, this article explains how the designs differ and provides information that will help end users make informed decisions.
The U.S. efficiency regulations for industrial electric motors have been in place since October 1997 when the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct 92) set minimum efficiency levels for 1- through 200-horsepower (HP), general purpose three-phase motors.
A basic electrical safety rule is that water and electricity do not mix. However, alternating current (AC) induction motors must function in or under water to operate pumps, mixers and aerators in industrial water and wastewater applications. Submersible motors must be specially designed and manufactured to prevent water from contacting any part of the electrical circuit while providing long life in these harsh applications.
Recently some motor manufacturers have begun to mark their motors with service factors (SFs)of 1.25 rather than 1.15, which has been used for years. Although this may indicate a more robust motor, the actual torque capability is not enhanced.
Mounted ball bearings are everywhere in industrial applications. They serve critical roles in keeping a manufacturing operation running smoothly and in ensuring that equipment functions properly and reliably. So why might it be advisable to spend significantly more for a dimensionally comparable bearing from one supplier versus another?