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Many users have replaced worn-out motors on older pumps. Close-coupled pump motors made before late 2010 did not have a regulated efficiency. In one recent case, a user replacing a 7.5-horsepower (hp), two-pole motor discovered that the motor had been drawing more than its nameplate amperage. This was because the old motor operated at 3,419 revolutions per minute (rpm) and the new motor at 3,542 rpm, which meant the pump was actually drawing 8.3 hp rather than the rated 7.5 hp—and producing more water flow. To adjust output, the pump’s impeller would need to be changed or trimmed based on input from the pump manufacturer.
This timely webinar will take a look at the Small Motor Rule and the upcoming Integral Horse Power Rule efficiency requirements for motor manufacturers as these requirements evolve and change. The event will discuss how these rules impact end users in the pump industry.
Today is another safe day at Baldor's Belton, S.C., manufacturing plant. Like the day before it or the day that will follow, the first focus for all 130 employees throughout the plant is safety. It is safety that has driven the plant's growth over the past decade, and it is safety that permeates the culture in Belton.
In partnership with Plant Engineering Magazine, join us for a FREE webinar as we discuss the different methods of lubrication that are available for mounted ball bearings; weighing their merits, drawbacks, and practicality.
“We delivered the eighth consecutive quarter of margin accretion through our continued focus on execution,” said CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer. “In the third quarter, we experienced significant macro uncertainties around Brexit and the US elections as reflected in the low order pattern.
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.
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”.
Baldor Electric Company has partnered with the American Red Cross to install smoke alarms in one Oklahoma and three Arkansas cities Oct. 15.
10/12/2016 Company News
Repair, Replace, Rewind, or Buy new? Are these common topics of discussion throughout your facility when it comes to DC motors in operation? Each option may have their advantages, but with the latest advancements in DC motor technology, your decision may become easier and more cost effective.
ABB and Microsoft Corp. today announced a strategic partnership to help industrial customers create new value with digital solutions. Customers will benefit from the unique combination of the Microsoft Azure intelligent cloud and ABB’s deep domain knowledge and extensive portfolio of industrial solutions.

Company News

Many users have replaced worn-out motors on older pumps. Close-coupled pump motors made before late 2010 did not have a regulated efficiency. In one recent case, a user replacing a 7.5-horsepower (hp), two-pole motor discovered that the motor had been drawing more than its nameplate amperage. This was because the old motor operated at 3,419 revolutions per minute (rpm) and the new motor at 3,542 rpm, which meant the pump was actually drawing 8.3 hp rather than the rated 7.5 hp—and producing more water flow. To adjust output, the pump’s impeller would need to be changed or trimmed based on input from the pump manufacturer.
This timely webinar will take a look at the Small Motor Rule and the upcoming Integral Horse Power Rule efficiency requirements for motor manufacturers as these requirements evolve and change. The event will discuss how these rules impact end users in the pump industry.
Today is another safe day at Baldor's Belton, S.C., manufacturing plant. Like the day before it or the day that will follow, the first focus for all 130 employees throughout the plant is safety. It is safety that has driven the plant's growth over the past decade, and it is safety that permeates the culture in Belton.
In partnership with Plant Engineering Magazine, join us for a FREE webinar as we discuss the different methods of lubrication that are available for mounted ball bearings; weighing their merits, drawbacks, and practicality.
“We delivered the eighth consecutive quarter of margin accretion through our continued focus on execution,” said CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer. “In the third quarter, we experienced significant macro uncertainties around Brexit and the US elections as reflected in the low order pattern.
Baldor Electric Company has partnered with the American Red Cross to install smoke alarms in one Oklahoma and three Arkansas cities Oct. 15.
10/12/2016 Company News
Repair, Replace, Rewind, or Buy new? Are these common topics of discussion throughout your facility when it comes to DC motors in operation? Each option may have their advantages, but with the latest advancements in DC motor technology, your decision may become easier and more cost effective.
ABB and Microsoft Corp. today announced a strategic partnership to help industrial customers create new value with digital solutions. Customers will benefit from the unique combination of the Microsoft Azure intelligent cloud and ABB’s deep domain knowledge and extensive portfolio of industrial solutions.
10/4/2016 Company News
ABB today launched Stage 3 of its Next Level strategy to unlock value for customers and shareholders. The core elements of this include: shaping ABB’s divisions into four market-leading, entrepreneurial units, including continuing to transform the Power Grids division under ABB’s ownership; realizing ABB’s full digital potential; accelerating momentum in operational excellence; and strengthening ABB’s brand.
Introducing Passport, a new, easy-to-use selection program for Baldor-Dodge mechanical power transmission products. Passport is a web based tool that utilizes an intuitive process to guide both novice and expert users through quick and accurate selections. During the selection process, Passport offers real time pricing and availability, enabling customers to make cost effective selections of readily available components.

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

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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.

Industry News

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.
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.
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.
9/19/2016 Industry News
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.
9/2/2016 Industry News
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.
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).
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 ...
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.