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  • ABB motors and variable speed drives keep chickens cool in Mexico | Success story

    Summers are hot near Mexico’s southern border, with temperatures hovering near 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius). Inside a chicken house however, the heat can become unbearable. Egg-laying chickens on a poultry farm can be particular. Like humans, they do some of their best work when they’re comfortable - and that includes the temperature. 65 to 75 degrees is perfect for egg production, but as temps begin to creep into the 80s, egg size may be reduced, shell quality may suffer, and the chickens will lay eggs less often. Anything hotter than 90 leads to discomfort, reduced appetite and agitation, and 100 degrees is where the chickens’ health begins to suffer.
  • ABB showcases water/wastewater solutions at WEFTEC | Press release

    ABB will showcase solutions for the water/wastewater industry at the Chicago WEFTEC water quality event October 18 – 20, 2021. ABB focuses on innovative, efficient products and services designed to keep your water operations flowing.
  • Digital technology helps het to the heart of the matter with pumps | External article

    Pumps are literally the heart of a food plant, moving vital fluids around. And as with human hearts, electronic monitoring of their condition can ensure continued health. Digital technology has enhanced the performance and the maintenance of many kinds of industrial equipment, and pumps are no exception. The right kind of monitoring and control of pumps, and of the motors and drives that power them, can go a long way toward improving their performance and making sure they keep running.
  • Differences between NEMA and IEC electric motors | External article

    Most readers of Plant Engineering magazine are familiar with electric motors made to National Electrical Manufacturers Asso­ciation (NEMA) standards as commonly used in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, some parts of South America and Saudi Arabia. But nearly 70% of the indus­trial motors sold worldwide are made to International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards. Motor standards for these motors are MG 1 for NEMA and the 60034 series and 60071 for IEC that define mechanical, electrical, and performance specifications.
  • Transforming your maintenance team in a digital world is key to uptime and productivity

    Remote condition monitoring practices can make your operations more efficient, predictable, and safe by minimizing the risk of unplanned downtime. This simple yet powerful advantage not only makes your equipment more productive, using the data provided from condition monitoring can transform how your maintenance team operates.
  • ABB Directs $10,000 in Scholarship Funds to ATU-Ozark | External article

    The long-term partnership between Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus and ABB Ozark is creating new scholarship opportunities. Ten ATU-Ozark students studying computer science, logistics management and industrial maintenance will each receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Baldor District Managers Association (BDMA) as a result of an award won by ABB Ozark.

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  • ABB motors and variable speed drives keep chickens cool in Mexico | Success story

    Summers are hot near Mexico’s southern border, with temperatures hovering near 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius). Inside a chicken house however, the heat can become unbearable. Egg-laying chickens on a poultry farm can be particular. Like humans, they do some of their best work when they’re comfortable - and that includes the temperature. 65 to 75 degrees is perfect for egg production, but as temps begin to creep into the 80s, egg size may be reduced, shell quality may suffer, and the chickens will lay eggs less often. Anything hotter than 90 leads to discomfort, reduced appetite and agitation, and 100 degrees is where the chickens’ health begins to suffer.
  • ABB showcases water/wastewater solutions at WEFTEC | Press release

    ABB will showcase solutions for the water/wastewater industry at the Chicago WEFTEC water quality event October 18 – 20, 2021. ABB focuses on innovative, efficient products and services designed to keep your water operations flowing.
  • Transforming your maintenance team in a digital world is key to uptime and productivity

    Remote condition monitoring practices can make your operations more efficient, predictable, and safe by minimizing the risk of unplanned downtime. This simple yet powerful advantage not only makes your equipment more productive, using the data provided from condition monitoring can transform how your maintenance team operates.
  • ABB Directs $10,000 in Scholarship Funds to ATU-Ozark | External article

    The long-term partnership between Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus and ABB Ozark is creating new scholarship opportunities. Ten ATU-Ozark students studying computer science, logistics management and industrial maintenance will each receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Baldor District Managers Association (BDMA) as a result of an award won by ABB Ozark.
  • White Paper: Designing for Optimum Energy Management

    There are many benefits of implementing energy efficiency improvements in HVAC installations, including lower energy bills, reduced greenhouse gasses, improved air quality, improved system efficiency and output. With an abundance of motor technologies available, it pays to choose the right one. Motor efficiency standards are in place, yet there is still demand to achieve greater efficiencies to support industry and sustainability goals.
  • 4 reasons to upgrade to modern motor systems

    Although modern motor technologies offer significant potential energy savings to business owners, the majority of motors currently in use are outdated and inefficient. In fact, a recent survey of the US market found that over 60% of industrial motors are over a decade old. Here are four reasons why it’s worth updating to more modern motor systems such as magnet-assisted synchronous reluctance motors and variable speed drives.

Industry News

  • Digital technology helps het to the heart of the matter with pumps | External article

    Pumps are literally the heart of a food plant, moving vital fluids around. And as with human hearts, electronic monitoring of their condition can ensure continued health. Digital technology has enhanced the performance and the maintenance of many kinds of industrial equipment, and pumps are no exception. The right kind of monitoring and control of pumps, and of the motors and drives that power them, can go a long way toward improving their performance and making sure they keep running.
  • Differences between NEMA and IEC electric motors | External article

    Most readers of Plant Engineering magazine are familiar with electric motors made to National Electrical Manufacturers Asso­ciation (NEMA) standards as commonly used in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, some parts of South America and Saudi Arabia. But nearly 70% of the indus­trial motors sold worldwide are made to International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards. Motor standards for these motors are MG 1 for NEMA and the 60034 series and 60071 for IEC that define mechanical, electrical, and performance specifications.
  • How to read a NEMA motor nameplate

    The motor industry in North America has worked on a standardized basis since the early part of the 20th century. In 1926, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) was established to provide a forum for the standardization of electrical equipment, enabling consumers to select from a range of safe, effective and compatible electrical products. To this day, NEMA updates and publishes standards, application guides and technical papers for electrical products and works in advocacy for the industry.
  • Food safety and technological advances in electric motors

    According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 48 million people get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die from diseases transmitted by contaminated food annually in the United States. Among the major bacteria that cause these diseases are Listeria and Salmonella. This statistic is alarming and shows that much remains to be done to ensure food safety and public health, especially now that, due to a pandemic like the Coronavirus, hygiene and sanitation requirements have become and will become more rigorous. For this reason, ABB, a world leader in industrial automation with more than one million washdown electric motors installed in the food industry worldwide, continues to design technologies that contribute to energy sustainability, food safety and comply with regulations set by bodies such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ABB is also known for listening to food processors and organizations such as the U.S. National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) to design products that contribute to the processing of high-quality food products.
  • How to extend the life of your motor bearings

    Electric motors play a vital role in our everyday lives - where we live, work and play. Simply put, they make almost everything that moves, move. Nearly 70 percent of electricity consumed by industry is used by electric motor systems.
  • 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.

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

  • ABB’s global product manager selected for Leadership Greenville

    Participants chosen for Leadership Greenville share diverse experiences through community projects to provide quality leadership within the area.
  • 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.

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