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7/30/2015 Company News
The NEW Quantis Configurator is an easy to use tool to assist you in the selection of gear reducers or gearmotors for your application. We would like to invite you to view the on-demand webinar presented by Ben Hinds, Product Manager for Baldor•Dodge Tiger-2 and Quantis products.
Are NEMA Premium motors always better than their non-Premium predecessors?
It takes more than just the motor to deliver an efficient outcome.
7/29/2015 Industry News
Case notes: Robots that use motors in the joints present a motion-control challenge. Should the application produce torque using a six-step technique or sinusoidal commutation for brushless dc (BLDC) motors? See diagrams, equations.
Unscheduled equipment downtime can result in delayed shipment and lost sales for the business, and loss of sleep and credibility for the plant operations manager.
Valuable lesson learned at huge aero-structures fabrication plant about energy conservation projects from the maintenance department.
ISO 50001 defines how facility executives can establish an energy management plan.
Survey results show many don’t always follow the rules when working on industrial control equipment. Is failure to wear required protective equipment a foolish choice or an acceptable risk? Clamor for regulatory reform among survey respondents tells the story.
Social media engineering topics include manufacturing trends: Is industry returning to the United States? What are they talking about when they say “Made in the USA”?
Who has the steps identified for anyone considering moving their machine safety compliance to functional safety for their organization? Let’s assume for this discussion that functional safety means being compliant with EN ISO 13849-1.
7/30/2015 Company News
The NEW Quantis Configurator is an easy to use tool to assist you in the selection of gear reducers or gearmotors for your application. We would like to invite you to view the on-demand webinar presented by Ben Hinds, Product Manager for Baldor•Dodge Tiger-2 and Quantis products.
In today’s high-volume pumping applications, energy efficiency and cost control are more important than ever. A new solution using low-pole-count induction motors and proven gear motor technology offers effective results to these important challenges.
7/24/2015 Company News
Sometimes life throws you curveballs. Here’s why there is no shame in training for a second career. - By Bill O’Leary, EA Associate Editor
“We continued to drive our Next Level strategy, generating higher revenue and operational earnings per share against significant market headwinds,” said CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer.
Cold storage facilities are dependent on cooling equipment uptime to be 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. One occurrence of unplanned downtime could result in thousands or upwards of millions of dollars of lost product and even worse company reputation and dependability.
Providing safety and reliability to the chemical, oil & gas industry has been a long standing tradition for Baldor. Offering a complete line of electric motors and mechanical power transmission products under the Baldor-Reliance® (Link to Explosion Proof Motor Page) and Baldor-Dodge®(Link to Dodge Metallic Couplings) brands
Two weeks after completing high school, Harvey Trickel started a job as an Engineering Technician with Reliance Electric Company at the Ivanhoe Plant in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1984, Harvey transferred his engineering and quality assurance expertise to the Kings Mountain, NC facility. Sixty years after beginning work in Cleveland, he still thrives on the challenge of designing motors.
The Plant Engineering webinar "Motor Maintenance, The Predictive Way" sponsored by Baldor is now available to view on-demand!
6/9/2015 Company News
Baldor Electric Company will be attending the 2015 EASA convention and meeting in San Antonio, Texas June 14th through June 16th, 2015. As you walk the show, be sure to stop by booth #503 to visit with your friends from Baldor or to view some of our newest products available.
With demand for increased productivity and the need to retain a competitive edge, plant managers can no longer rely on traditional methods of maintenance. ABB motors and generators service, have always striven to combine technology with innovation for creating unique solutions to help optimize maintenance action of motors pro-actively so as to achieve a single purpose goal-providing peace of mind to electrical maintenance engineers in process industries.
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.
Baldor Electric is proud to announce a new addition to our tapered roller bearing family, the Baldor•Dodge Type EXL four-bolt flange bearing. Type EXL flange bearings provide superior sealing, misalignment and expansion capability as well as the highest load ratings in the industry.
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.
The Baldor Electric facilities in the Fort Smith, Arkansas area were honored this week to receive the United Way of Fort Smith Area 2014 Chairman’s Award. This award goes to a company that continually demonstrates dedication and commitment to United Way. Baldor was recognized for employee giving and being a loyal partner to the 34 local agencies.
Plant Engineering Magazine has chosen the Baldor•Dodge® Quantis® Ultra Kleen as the 2014 Product of the Year gold award winner in the power transmission category.
Plant Engineering Magazine has chosen the Baldor•Reliance® Super-E® Motor with Baldor Shaft Ground Brush as the silver award winner in the electric motors & drives category in the 2014 Product of the Year competition.
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.
Are NEMA Premium motors always better than their non-Premium predecessors?
It takes more than just the motor to deliver an efficient outcome.
7/29/2015 Industry News
Case notes: Robots that use motors in the joints present a motion-control challenge. Should the application produce torque using a six-step technique or sinusoidal commutation for brushless dc (BLDC) motors? See diagrams, equations.
Unscheduled equipment downtime can result in delayed shipment and lost sales for the business, and loss of sleep and credibility for the plant operations manager.
Valuable lesson learned at huge aero-structures fabrication plant about energy conservation projects from the maintenance department.
ISO 50001 defines how facility executives can establish an energy management plan.
Survey results show many don’t always follow the rules when working on industrial control equipment. Is failure to wear required protective equipment a foolish choice or an acceptable risk? Clamor for regulatory reform among survey respondents tells the story.
Social media engineering topics include manufacturing trends: Is industry returning to the United States? What are they talking about when they say “Made in the USA”?
Who has the steps identified for anyone considering moving their machine safety compliance to functional safety for their organization? Let’s assume for this discussion that functional safety means being compliant with EN ISO 13849-1.
Using a digital infrared thermometer to check motor bearing temperature can help monitor winding temperature.