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Are you heading to Process Expo 2015? This year Process Expo is heading to Chicago, Illinois, September 15th - 18th. If you are attending the show, we invite you to stop by our booth in the East hall (E-519) and chat with our industry and product experts as they discuss the latest industry trends, product enhancements, and future regulations.
Webinar Now On-Demand! Let us help you understand the differences between NEMA and IEC standards and certifications for hazardous locations.
Let us help you understand the differences between NEMA and IEC motor standards and certifications for hazardous locations. While both can be suited for harsh environments, each organization has their own set of guidelines when specified and installed.
We are excited to introduce the Baldor•Dodge Coupling CAD configurator to meet customer's needs for 2D and 3D CAD drawings. This easy to navigate tool offers drawings for close coupled and spacer versions of all of our popular coupling styles.
North American motor users require a variety of electric motors and have been seeking a solution that includes motors for safe area operation and motors that meet requirements for hazardous area operation. Baldor Electric Company now offers these customers a full line of ABB low voltage IEC electric motors with these concerns in mind—as well as a resource for motor users to customize a motor order to meet their unique needs—and also provides high-voltage motor users a new option with higher power ranges.
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.
Are you heading to Process Expo 2015? This year Process Expo is heading to Chicago, Illinois, September 15th - 18th. If you are attending the show, we invite you to stop by our booth in the East hall (E-519) and chat with our industry and product experts as they discuss the latest industry trends, product enhancements, and future regulations.
Webinar Now On-Demand! Let us help you understand the differences between NEMA and IEC standards and certifications for hazardous locations.
Let us help you understand the differences between NEMA and IEC motor standards and certifications for hazardous locations. While both can be suited for harsh environments, each organization has their own set of guidelines when specified and installed.
We are excited to introduce the Baldor•Dodge Coupling CAD configurator to meet customer's needs for 2D and 3D CAD drawings. This easy to navigate tool offers drawings for close coupled and spacer versions of all of our popular coupling styles.
North American motor users require a variety of electric motors and have been seeking a solution that includes motors for safe area operation and motors that meet requirements for hazardous area operation. Baldor Electric Company now offers these customers a full line of ABB low voltage IEC electric motors with these concerns in mind—as well as a resource for motor users to customize a motor order to meet their unique needs—and also provides high-voltage motor users a new option with higher power ranges.
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.
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.
7/6/2015 Industry News
Keeping an extra motor on hand is done for one primary purpose: to reduce downtime when a motor in production fails. So it’s critically important that motors in storage are maintained as well as motors in production.
Since their inception more than 100 years ago, the two main types of motors in use have been open drip proof (ODP) and totally enclosed fan-cooled (TEFC). When a motor is operated in a dry environment with little or no exposure to water or contaminants, the ODP motor is a viable choice. TEFC is typically the motor choice for equipment exposed to moisture or the environment.
Are you using variable frequency drives (VFD) for optimum efficiency in your application? Join us May 27th for a live webinar as we team up with Plant Services magazine to discuss the importance of protecting your motor when it’s controlled by a VFD.
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.
Tough. Dirty. Low-paying. Those are just a few of the things. Arielle Holland had in mind when she first considered taking a job at Baldor Electric Company, a manufacturer with a plant in Flowery Branch.
Motor drives, which act exactly like an accelerator pedal that speeds up or slows down a vehicle in exact proportion to driving conditions, are the unsung heroes of the energy world.
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.