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More than 100 years ago, we set out to build a better motor, and that’s still our goal. Today, ABB is the world’s number-one manufacturer of NEMA motors, and we’re proud to support you locally with the Baldor-Reliance product brand. When you choose an ABB Baldor-Reliance motor, you get a product designed and manufactured for quality and reliability, backed by a global network of sales and support professionals dedicated to providing a world-class customer experience.

All News

  • ABB to acquire Siemens low voltage NEMA motor business | Press release

    ABB announced today it has signed an agreement to purchase Siemens’ low voltage NEMA motor business. With manufacturing operations in Guadalajara, Mexico, this acquisition provides a well-regarded product portfolio, a longstanding North American customer base, and an experienced operations, sales, and management team. The business employs around 600 people and generated revenues of approximately $63 million in 2021. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2023.
  • Factors for Selecting a Low - or Medium - Voltage Electric Motor | External article

    Low-voltage motors are often a preferred choice due to familiarity with products and available services, as well as the typically lower cost of individual components. However, as horsepower (hp) increases, there can be advantages to moving to a medium-voltage motor. Low-voltage motors typically go up to 1,000 hp while medium-voltage motors can cover 250 hp and higher.
  • ABB-NEMA leader talks Energy Efficiency from Rooftop to Rotor | External article

    The key to improved emissions and efficiency is to update and elevate, Henson pointed out—swapping out an old motor for a new 50-horsepower model can avoid 24 metric tons of pollution per machine per year

Company News

  • ABB to acquire Siemens low voltage NEMA motor business | Press release

    ABB announced today it has signed an agreement to purchase Siemens’ low voltage NEMA motor business. With manufacturing operations in Guadalajara, Mexico, this acquisition provides a well-regarded product portfolio, a longstanding North American customer base, and an experienced operations, sales, and management team. The business employs around 600 people and generated revenues of approximately $63 million in 2021. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2023.
  • Factors for Selecting a Low - or Medium - Voltage Electric Motor | External article

    Low-voltage motors are often a preferred choice due to familiarity with products and available services, as well as the typically lower cost of individual components. However, as horsepower (hp) increases, there can be advantages to moving to a medium-voltage motor. Low-voltage motors typically go up to 1,000 hp while medium-voltage motors can cover 250 hp and higher.
  • ABB-NEMA leader talks Energy Efficiency from Rooftop to Rotor | External article

    The key to improved emissions and efficiency is to update and elevate, Henson pointed out—swapping out an old motor for a new 50-horsepower model can avoid 24 metric tons of pollution per machine per year

Industry News

  • Maximize motor reliability and efficiency | External article

    Choosing the right motor and drive for an application is central to achieving the desired performance and service life. Strategic monitoring and testing help to keep the devices and systems in top form. The following are some offerings that further these crucial goals.
  • 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.

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.

Awards & Recognition

  • ABB retains top honors for Electric Motors in annual Control Design Readers Choice Awards

    The results are in! Once again, ABB and Baldor-Reliance motors have been recognized as most preferred in the category of Electric Motor technology in the 30th annual Reader’s Choice Awards balloting for Control Design Magazine. The readers who responded anonymously to the survey represented diverse process industries with the majority of responses from North America.
  • 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.

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