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Customer Education

Why do we offer customer education classes?

To be the best, as determined by our customers...

...is the cornerstone of Baldor's mission statement. And because you are a part of Baldor, we want to help you be the best also. Baldor is proud to offer a series of intensive education workshops designed to be more than passive seminars. Workbooks, question and answer sessions, and other structured activities assure participant interaction and involvement. Homework and hands-on training supplement these true learning experiences that promise to be beneficial in the field.

Customer Education Classes - Baldor

Baldor Education classes held on the Greenville, SC and Ft. Smith, Arkansas campuses include: Hotel, Food, transportation (from hotel to class and return) and class materials. Baldor Education Classes held at other (off-site) locations include: Lunch, snacks and class materials. Transportation and hotel are the responsibility of the student.

For all classes, airfare is the responsibility of the student.

For more detailed information, please review the Baldor Class Guidelines (PDF).

Motors

  • Fundamentals of Motors

    Student will gain a basic knowledge of motor history and “how motors work”. They will understand the induction process, the different motor components and how to select the appropriate motor based on working application and environment. NEMA standards and basic motor warranty conditions will be discussed. Motor modifications and accessories are included with a brief overview of the various motor starting methods and peripherals.

    Highlights

    • Student will experience a “hands-on” motor lab and a comprehensive plant tour (if applicable).
    • Learn about the different ratings, speeds and enclosures of motors.
    • Recognize different families of motors by sight.
    • Identify most basic failure modes including warranty conditions.
    • Learn about efficiency and what it means for your applications.
    • Discuss NEMA standards and how they relate to HP, RPM, voltage, service factors and frame sizes.
    • A brief overview of AC Motor Control Basics.

    COURSE LENGTH:

    2.5 DAYS
    Scheduled Classes
    Date
    Location
    Seats
    Registration
    Feb 22 - Feb 24, 2016
    Fort Smith, AR
    0
    Registration Closed
    Mar 21 - Mar 22, 2016
    HAYWARD, CA
    0
    Class Full
    May 16 - May 18, 2016
    Fort Smith, AR
    0
    Class Full
    Sep 26 - Sep 28, 2016
    Fort Smith, AR
    18
  • Cooling Tower Certification Program

    Typical applications - HVAC Commercial/Institutional – Cooling Tower design, erect and packaged units – Cooling Tower control and direct drive technology- Installation and maintenance.

    COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

    • Review of the cooling tower application and the different types oftowers and installations.
    • Tips and Tricks of the installation and setup of the Baldor CTsolution
    • Review the Baldor Permanent Magnet Rotor / Finned Frame MotorTechnology. Along with safety aspect of this type of motor technology
    • Cover the VFD in detail including wiring to the motor, tuning thedrive, specific parameters for the cooling tower motor, and safety
    • Cooling Tower Wizard Software

    AUDIENCE

    This class is for Cooling Tower Integrators having experience in installing and repairing Cooling Tower applications.

    PREREQUISITE

    Industry experience with motors and some drives.

    COURSE LENGTH

    2 Days
    Scheduled Classes
    Date
    Location
    Seats
    Registration
    May 04 - May 05, 2016
    Greenville, SC
    25
    Aug 17 - Aug 18, 2016
    Greenville, SC
    25
  • Fundamentals of Motors & MPT

    Fundamentals of Motors and Mechanical Power Transmission (MPT)

    The goal of the "Fundamentals of Motors and MPT" training is to provide students with basic knowledge about both electric motors and MPT products. This class is designed to provide the convenience of one class for customers that need an overview of both motors and MPT in order to sale and answer commonly asked questions.

    Upon completion of this course, students will:

    MPT: Have a proficient knowledge of the mechanical offerings which include bearings, gearboxes and power transmission components. – Be able to identify from a customer specification a viable product offering to quote in a timely manner. – Know how to research necessary technical specification in a self-sufficient manner. – Have the needed confidence to communicate with customers as their needs dictate.

    Motors: Understand how a motor works, the different motor components and how they all work together. – Have a better understanding about the NEMA standards and how this standard relates to horsepower, RPM, voltage, and frame sizes. – Be able to recognize the different motor families by site and why that one design is better for the application.

    Prerequisites:

    Must be an authorized Baldor-Dodge Distributor.
    Scheduled Classes
    Date
    Location
    Seats
    Registration
    Apr 04 - Apr 07, 2016
    Greenville, SC
    13
    Aug 08 - Aug 11, 2016
    Fort Smith, AR
    20
  • Baldor Electrical Application Training

    "BEAT" Baldor Electrical Applicaiton Training

    Students will receive an in depth overview of the "Features and Benefits" of the products that Baldor has to offer and how to properly select and apply the right one for specific applications.
    The course will cover many industry standards in the format of customer or user specifications.

    Students will experience two plant tours and the testing lab.
    • High Speed motor manufacturing facility (5000 motors a day)
    • "MOD Shop" and its capabilities (to take a stock motor and make itfit the customers needs)

    Prerequisites


    We require the students to have 3-5 years’ experience in the industrial motor field.
    Scheduled Classes
    Date
    Location
    Seats
    Registration
    May 02 - May 05, 2016
    Fort Smith, AR
    12
    Nov 14 - Nov 17, 2016
    Fort Smith, AR
    15

Mechanical

  • Dodge School of Transmissioneering

    The class focuses on the depth of the Baldor-Dodge mechanical product lines and the key differentiators of Baldor-Dodge products. Training also includes discussion of assembly and disassembly of products. Learn competitive features and benefits of Baldor-Dodge craftsmanship across numerous product lines. Hands-on sessions with set-up and testing are included.

    PREREQUISITES

    3 - 5 Years Industry Experience

    TARGET AUDIENCE

    Authorized Distributors and approved employees

    COURSE TYPE

    Instructor led class

    COURSE LENGTH

    4.5 DAYS
    Scheduled Classes
    Date
    Location
    Seats
    Registration
    Apr 25 - Apr 28, 2016
    Greenville, SC
    11
    Sep 12 - Sep 15, 2016
    Greenville, SC
    22
    Nov 14 - Nov 17, 2016
    Greenville, SC
    23
  • Product Selection Training

    This course is a continuation of the Baldor-Dodge University and expands on products used in power transmission. Upon successful completion of this course, students will: - Have a proficient knowledge of the mechanical offerings whichinclude Bearings, Gearboxes, and Power Transmission Components. - Be able to identify from customer specification a viable productoffering.- Know how to research necessary technical specifications anner.- Gain confidence to communicate with customers as theirneeds dictate. Participant profile This training is targeted at all authorized Dodge distributors to develop their proficiency in the mechanical product lines. 0 -2 years of previous power transmission experience.
    Scheduled Classes
    Date
    Location
    Seats
    Registration
    Mar 15 - Mar 17, 2016
    Greenville, SC
    8
    Sep 06 - Sep 08, 2016
    Greenville, SC
    15