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  • How to handle elastomeric coupling creep | External article

    In engineering, one of the more common questions ABB gets on the Raptor coupling deals with the twisting of the element. Many users incorrectly assume this is a sign of failure. This phenomenon is common to any elastomeric coupling and is the result of a process called creep. Here, we take a look at several examples of creep.
  • What else can condition monitoring sensors tell us? | External article

    Condition monitoring using sensors and other equipment — designed to proactively alert users to potential problems so that unplanned downtime can be prevented — offers advantages to help users make their operations run more effectively and reliably.
  • ABB strengthens commitment to reduce carbon emissions | Press release

    On its way to reaching its ambitious science-based targets, the company commits to electrifying its vehicle fleet by 2030, sourcing 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030 and establishing energy efficiency targets, including the systematic use of energy management systems.
  • ABB Investing in Peak Innovation Center | Press release

    ABB’s NEMA motor division is pleased to announce its support of Peak Innovation Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Their $1 million investment will be dedicated to the acquisition of state-of-the-art equipment for the Advanced Manufacturing program and its Automation/Robotics, Electronics Technology, and Computer Integrated Machining pathways.
  • Signing day starts skills development | External link

    It’s the first Friday in May and that means the Regional Chamber of Commerce in Fort Smith, AR, is holding its annual Business EXPO and Career Fair. While last-minute touches are put on more than 80 booths, the kick-off breakfast is ready to begin. All 350 seats are filled; you can feel the excitement in the air as today is Signing Day.
  • ABB expands the broadest severe duty offering with Baldor-Reliance XT motor | Press release

    ABB’s Baldor-Reliance Severe Duty XT motor is a true severe duty motor that bridges the gap between the Baldor-Reliance General Purpose and XEX premium severe duty motor lines.

Company News

  • How to handle elastomeric coupling creep | External article

    In engineering, one of the more common questions ABB gets on the Raptor coupling deals with the twisting of the element. Many users incorrectly assume this is a sign of failure. This phenomenon is common to any elastomeric coupling and is the result of a process called creep. Here, we take a look at several examples of creep.
  • What else can condition monitoring sensors tell us? | External article

    Condition monitoring using sensors and other equipment — designed to proactively alert users to potential problems so that unplanned downtime can be prevented — offers advantages to help users make their operations run more effectively and reliably.
  • ABB strengthens commitment to reduce carbon emissions | Press release

    On its way to reaching its ambitious science-based targets, the company commits to electrifying its vehicle fleet by 2030, sourcing 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030 and establishing energy efficiency targets, including the systematic use of energy management systems.
  • ABB Investing in Peak Innovation Center | Press release

    ABB’s NEMA motor division is pleased to announce its support of Peak Innovation Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Their $1 million investment will be dedicated to the acquisition of state-of-the-art equipment for the Advanced Manufacturing program and its Automation/Robotics, Electronics Technology, and Computer Integrated Machining pathways.
  • Signing day starts skills development | External link

    It’s the first Friday in May and that means the Regional Chamber of Commerce in Fort Smith, AR, is holding its annual Business EXPO and Career Fair. While last-minute touches are put on more than 80 booths, the kick-off breakfast is ready to begin. All 350 seats are filled; you can feel the excitement in the air as today is Signing Day.
  • ABB leverages automation and workforce on its digital manufacturing journey

    ABB's motor manufacturing plant in Fort Smith, Arkansas, employs around 1,250 people and has undergone a transformation driven by the need to automate (and in particular, digitalize) more of its operations. The initiative was paired with an equally important one: bringing employees along for the ride.

Industry News

  • Motors and drives come together | External article

    To choose the right motor for your application, you need to consider more than just horsepower, speed, and torque, of course. With electric motor systems accounting for about 70% of the electricity demand in industry, energy efficiency has long been a prerequisite that seemed, however, to be reaching its limits. Efficiency is being pushed further through full system optimization, but requirements are also increasing for improved hygiene, safety, connectivity, data availability…everything that will keep those motors and drives—and all the production equipment they keep in motion—from shutting down unexpectedly.
  • Motors' Improvements Powered by Progress | External link

    Improvements in efficiency, sophisticated drives, and internet connectivity all help make electric motors more versatile than ever. Motors are getting more efficient, durable and versatile. And that’s not even the best part. Electric motors of all kinds, and the drives that operate them, have made considerable progress over the past few decades in terms of how they use energy and how they can be used themselves. Perhaps the most intriguing is how they can be made to yield information, about themselves and the equipment they power, through the Internet of Things (IoT).
  • Energy saving motors and smart drives | External link

    Motors are the driving force of industrial production. New approaches to motor monitoring, alignment, testing, and connections are saving time and costs while improving safety. At the same time, energy-saving motors and intelligent drives are boosting efficiency and performance while facilitating troubleshooting.
  • NEMA vs. IEC Efficiencies

    Since 1926, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has set standards for motors used in North America. NEMA regularly updates and publishes MG 1, a book that assists users in the proper selection and application of motors and generators. It contains practical information concerning performance, efficiency, safety, testing, construction and the manufacture of alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) motors and generators. The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) defines the standard for electric motors for the rest of the world. Similar to NEMA, IEC publishes Standard 60034-1, the motors guide for the global market.
  • Powertrains and predictions | External article

    Pressure on the mining industry to make the development of new facilities financially attractive to investors is increasing. Ensuring a profitable operation by maximizing productivity is certainly an important part of that process. Prospective ways to boost productivity include increasing production rates, reducing production costs or extending the lifespan of existing assets.
  • Rock MFG Day: STEAM Experience

    For the last 5 years, Edge Factor has celebrated MFG DAY across North America by helping our communities inspire students, parents, educators, and community leaders with the Rock MFG Day Kit. The Edge Factor high impact media helped take the students on an exciting journey “Behind closed doors” to meet the teams of manufacturers as well as learn about the technology they use to build the world around us.

New Products

  • ABB expands the broadest severe duty offering with Baldor-Reliance XT motor | Press release

    ABB’s Baldor-Reliance Severe Duty XT motor is a true severe duty motor that bridges the gap between the Baldor-Reliance General Purpose and XEX premium severe duty motor lines.
  • Dodge QD bushing installation | Video

    Quick disconnect, or QD bushings, are a concentric shaft attachment method allowing easy installation and removal of v-belt sheaves, sprockets, and couplings.
  • A new smart and safe way to monitor Motors in hazardous areas | Press release

    ABB has extended the scope of applications for ABB Smart Sensors with a new generation design for motors in hazardous areas. Chemical and oil and gas customers can now benefit from cost-efficient condition monitoring in a wide variety of applications.
  • Dodge Taper-Lock bushing installation | Video

    Dodge Taper-Lock bushings are an economical, compact, and torque-dense shaft attachment method used in v-belt sheaves, synchronous and roller chain sprockets, and couplings.
  • ABB’s new Baldor-Reliance EC Titanium for pump, fan and compressed air systems

    Globally, demand for electricity will grow faster than for any other form of final energy. Thus, emissions will keep rising, unless we start doing something different. This global electricity demand growth is expected to double by 2040. With electric motors consuming an estimated 1/3 of the world’s electricity… that number is expected to be the equivalent to adding an electricity market the size of China.
  • Stand-off housing now available for Dodge Food Safe bearings | Press release

    In 2019, ABB introduced Dodge® Food Safe mounted ball bearings, which are bearings designed to withstand caustic, high-pressure cleaning and sanitation processes. They are the first industrial bearings to achieve the IP69 water protection rating without the use of an end cover, and they are the only bearings to carry a warranty against failure due to water ingress.

Awards & Recognition

  • Tennessee Green Star Partnership member highlight | External link

    The Tennessee Green Star Partnership is a voluntary environmental leadership program designed to recognize industries in the state that are committed to sustainable practices.
  • ABB’s Dodge Food Safe bearings win manufacturing award

    The Bearing Specialists Association, known as BSA, recognizes ABB’s Dodge® Food Safe bearings for excellence. The Food Safe bearings are the new recipients of the 2020 BSA Bearing Manufacturer Excellence of Innovation in Product Design Award.
  • EC Titanium Wins Product of the Year Award

    Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine has named ABB’s Baldor-Reliance EC Titanium motors a Silver Award winner in the HVAC/R Systems & Equipment category in this year’s Product of the Year contest. The Product of the Year contest is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire/life safety, electrical and plumbing systems engineering markets. The annual reader-choice program was created to provide Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s audience with information about the top new products in their fields.
  • ABB plant receives state-wide safety recognition

    ABB is pleased to announce its gear plant in Belton, South Carolina has been recognized by the State of South Carolina as a 2020 Safety Award Recipients. This annual recognition allows the State to highlight employers in the state, both large and small, and the success of their safety and health programs.
  • Dodge Food Safe ball bearings win 2019 product of the year

    We’re proud to announce that Dodge Food Safe ball bearings have earned the gold award in the Electric Motors & Drives category in Plant Engineering magazine’s 2019 Product of the Year program.
  • ABB receives 2019 Control Design Readers Choice Award

    In the 2019 Control Design Magazine readers choice awards, industry trends and innovations have crept into the rankings. However, many engineers and voters remain grounded and stick with what works for them. For the 17th year in a row, has chosen ABB has the preferred motor supplier in the industrial electrical motor category.

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