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  • 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technologies offer significant potential energy savings to business owners, the majority of motors currently in use are outdated and inefficient.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.
  • Athens Community Career Academy dedicates new Advanced Manufacturing and Welding Lab

    The formal Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Advanced Manufacturing and Welding Lab was officially dedicated on August 3, 2021 at the Athens Community Career Academy (ACCA). Representatives from many of the corporate and manufacturing partner organizations were on-hand for the celebration and to share their reasons for investing their time, money, expertise, and energy with the Clarke County School District (CCSD) in this exciting endeavor.
  • MFG day highlights climate change opportunities

    This MFG Day 2021 (Friday, October 1), ABB and thousands of companies will unite to promote the value and variety of career paths available to those interested in seeking a profession in manufacturing. For years, MFG Day has been an integral tool in recruiting top talent to the manufacturing industry. As a result, many of society's greatest challenges are being successfully mitigated by the innovations today's industry leaders are generating including our most daunting challenge yet: climate change.
  • EC Titanium - Greenheck | Success story

    Greenheck Fan Corporation, based in Schofield, Wisconsin, USA, is a worldwide leader in air movement, conditioning and control equipment. Founded as a sheet metal shop in 1947, Greenheck has grown under a philosophy of continuous improvement and the determination to be the easiest company to do business with. Greenheck is committed to providing solutions to new industry challenges and making ventilation equipment more energy efficient, quieter, easier to install and maintain and capable of the highest performance standards. To continue to innovate and stay ahead of trends, Greenheck continuously evaluates new technologies that can impact the air movement industry, which helps ensure the company can consistently deliver relevant, needed products.

Company News

  • 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.
  • Athens Community Career Academy dedicates new Advanced Manufacturing and Welding Lab

    The formal Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Advanced Manufacturing and Welding Lab was officially dedicated on August 3, 2021 at the Athens Community Career Academy (ACCA). Representatives from many of the corporate and manufacturing partner organizations were on-hand for the celebration and to share their reasons for investing their time, money, expertise, and energy with the Clarke County School District (CCSD) in this exciting endeavor.
  • MFG day highlights climate change opportunities

    This MFG Day 2021 (Friday, October 1), ABB and thousands of companies will unite to promote the value and variety of career paths available to those interested in seeking a profession in manufacturing. For years, MFG Day has been an integral tool in recruiting top talent to the manufacturing industry. As a result, many of society's greatest challenges are being successfully mitigated by the innovations today's industry leaders are generating including our most daunting challenge yet: climate change.
  • EC Titanium - Greenheck | Success story

    Greenheck Fan Corporation, based in Schofield, Wisconsin, USA, is a worldwide leader in air movement, conditioning and control equipment. Founded as a sheet metal shop in 1947, Greenheck has grown under a philosophy of continuous improvement and the determination to be the easiest company to do business with. Greenheck is committed to providing solutions to new industry challenges and making ventilation equipment more energy efficient, quieter, easier to install and maintain and capable of the highest performance standards. To continue to innovate and stay ahead of trends, Greenheck continuously evaluates new technologies that can impact the air movement industry, which helps ensure the company can consistently deliver relevant, needed products.

Industry News

  • 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.
  • 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.

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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