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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.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Barack Obama were among the first to experience a ground-breaking new smart sensor from ABB during their visit to the Hanover Fair on Monday.
ABB to present oil and gas innovations which maintain competitiveness in any market cycle Houston, Texas, April 21, 2016 – ABB will help minimize risk, improve productivity and increase competitiveness with their solutions and expertise on display at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), May 2-5, 2016 in NRG Park in Houston, Texas.
4/20/2016 Company News
“In the first quarter, we improved our margin and increased cash flow,” said CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer. “Our steady base order performance and book–to-bill ratio of 1.17x demonstrate that our focus on organic growth and the new market-oriented organization are yielding results in these challenging markets.”
New sensors from ABB are designed to bring condition monitoring and preventative maintenance to low-voltage motors that are typically not part of asset management programs.
4/1/2016 Company News
Are you planning to attend MODEX 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia? Be sure to visit Baldor Electric in booth 957, April 4-7, to see the latest products designed and engineered specifically for the supply chain industry.
Students who work at local manufacturing businesses can be valuable to the employees, two executives said Tuesday. Terry Merck, vice president and plant manager for American Yazaki Corp., and Phil Sutton, chief administrative officer for Kubota Manufacturing of America, touted the Work-Based Learning program of local schools, and urged other companies to consider participating.
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.
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.

Company News

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.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Barack Obama were among the first to experience a ground-breaking new smart sensor from ABB during their visit to the Hanover Fair on Monday.
ABB to present oil and gas innovations which maintain competitiveness in any market cycle Houston, Texas, April 21, 2016 – ABB will help minimize risk, improve productivity and increase competitiveness with their solutions and expertise on display at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), May 2-5, 2016 in NRG Park in Houston, Texas.
4/20/2016 Company News
“In the first quarter, we improved our margin and increased cash flow,” said CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer. “Our steady base order performance and book–to-bill ratio of 1.17x demonstrate that our focus on organic growth and the new market-oriented organization are yielding results in these challenging markets.”
New sensors from ABB are designed to bring condition monitoring and preventative maintenance to low-voltage motors that are typically not part of asset management programs.
4/1/2016 Company News
Are you planning to attend MODEX 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia? Be sure to visit Baldor Electric in booth 957, April 4-7, to see the latest products designed and engineered specifically for the supply chain industry.
Students who work at local manufacturing businesses can be valuable to the employees, two executives said Tuesday. Terry Merck, vice president and plant manager for American Yazaki Corp., and Phil Sutton, chief administrative officer for Kubota Manufacturing of America, touted the Work-Based Learning program of local schools, and urged other companies to consider participating.
Are you attending AGG1 in Nashville, Tennessee? On March 22nd-24th, be sure to stop by and visit Baldor in booth 3032. Visit with our industry experts and learn how Baldor can be your partner in solving the most challenging aggregate applications. Baldor will be showcasing a complete offering designed specifically for the aggregate and mining industry; including electrical, mechanical, and drives.
The recognition by the Ethisphere Institute demonstrates ABB’s long-term commitment to ethical and transparent business practices. Zurich, Switzerland, March 7, 2016 – ABB has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® for the fourth consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.
3/9/2016 Company News
Baldor Electric Company in Fort Smith has gone 14 million working hours without an accident. The state recognized the company with an award and told Baldor that it had set the Arkansas state record. Plant safety manager Brian Thurber said more than 5,000 motors are produced for large machinery every day.

New Products

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.
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.

Awards & Recognition

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.
For the past 15 years, Control Design Magazine has conducted an unaided ballot to more than 17,000 subscribers and asked them to list their go-to sources. The Readers’ Choice Awards allowed subscribers to rank suppliers first, second, and third amongst 61 different product categories.
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.

Industry News

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?
Electrical maintenance engineers in process industries face a unique set of problems when it comes to supporting operation of motors. On one hand, every minute of motor downtime leads to thousands of dollars of lost revenue, and on the other hand, the knowledge required to provide predictive information on the condition of a motor is limited and not easily accessible.
AC motors require relatively little maintenance, however, reliability maintenance is critical to achieving long, reliable motor life. This type of maintenance pertains to both mechanical and electrical considerations. Studies indicate that more than 50% of motors fail due to mechanical reasons. To prevent mechanical failures, special preventive precautions should be taken around bearing lubrication and motor cleaning.
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.