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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.
The ABB US Motor’s and Generators Service team is pleased to offer industrial customers ABB MACHsense-R remote condition monitoring service.
Full-year and Q4 financials impacted by currency translation due to strong appreciation of US dollar.
Baldor Electric Company, a member of the ABB Group, is pleased to recognize the employees in its Fort Smith motor plant for having worked more than 14 million hours without a lost day away from work due to a work-related injury or illness
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.
While variable frequency drives save energy, they sometimes lead to premature bearing and motor failure when not properly grounded and programmed. Beware of this “new” cause of bearing failure and know how to prevent it by eliminating common mode voltage.
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.
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.
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.
The ABB US Motor’s and Generators Service team is pleased to offer industrial customers ABB MACHsense-R remote condition monitoring service.
Full-year and Q4 financials impacted by currency translation due to strong appreciation of US dollar.
Baldor Electric Company, a member of the ABB Group, is pleased to recognize the employees in its Fort Smith motor plant for having worked more than 14 million hours without a lost day away from work due to a work-related injury or illness
While variable frequency drives save energy, they sometimes lead to premature bearing and motor failure when not properly grounded and programmed. Beware of this “new” cause of bearing failure and know how to prevent it by eliminating common mode voltage.
Pick the low-hanging fruit to get tough on climate change.
11/25/2015 Company News
Don't miss out on Baldor's Black Friday merchandise sales event! All items are 25% off for one day only. Visit our online store now.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Motor & Generator Section will host a second series of webinars in December related to the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) motor regulation, which will take effect on June 1, 2016.
Baldor is pleased to provide the following installation video to demonstrate the installation of a Hydraulic ISAF bearing. The video covers the safety considerations and appropriate techniques for both installing and dismounting the bearing.
At the end of May 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the Final Rule that amends the regulation for integral horsepower motors. Until the rule takes effect June 1, 2016, motor manufacturers will continue to operate under rules from the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA), which took effect in December 2010.
Despite a ramped up production schedule, the addition of 32,000 feet of space to accommodate new business and the addition of new production cells, Baldor Electric’s Belton facility is clean, safe and humming with activity.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.