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10/21/2021 Company News
Q3 painted a mixed picture, containing on one hand a high level of demand driving strong order growth, while on the other hand the tight supply chain impacted our revenues more than anticipated. Still, we improved both the underlying operational earnings and margin, delivered strong cash flows, made progress with portfolio adjustments, as well as delivered some important product launches.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

Company News

10/21/2021 Company News
Q3 painted a mixed picture, containing on one hand a high level of demand driving strong order growth, while on the other hand the tight supply chain impacted our revenues more than anticipated. Still, we improved both the underlying operational earnings and margin, delivered strong cash flows, made progress with portfolio adjustments, as well as delivered some important product launches.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10/1/2021 Company News
Gulf Coast Air & Hydraulics Inc. of Mobile, Alabama, USA, specializes in the fabrication of air, hydraulic and electric products and services for the heavy industrial and marine markets. Founded in 1985, Gulf Coast began the marine portion of its business designing and building engine control and steering systems for tugboats.
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.

New Products

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.
10/16/2020 New Products
Quick disconnect, or QD bushings, are a concentric shaft attachment method allowing easy installation and removal of v-belt sheaves, sprockets, and couplings.
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 bushings are an economical, compact, and torque-dense shaft attachment method used in v-belt sheaves, synchronous and roller chain sprockets, and couplings.
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.
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.
The new Dodge Torque-Arm II belt guard has been improved to further protect workers from rotating equipment. The belt guard has been enhanced with new features that allow safer and easier maintenance - making it the safest solution to guard v-belt drives.
Customers can increase their energy efficiency, improve sustainability and enhance reliability by upgrading to ABB IE5 ultra-premium SynRM motors that offer up to 50 percent lower energy losses compared to IE2 motors.
Motor standards have been in place for decades, yet there is a growing demand to achieve greater efficiencies as regulations continue to tighten on the total system for fans, pumps and compressors. Equipment manufacturers are turning to new motor technologies to achieve the highest system efficiency possible from wire to air while using sustainable materials.
Hardy Pro-Air Systems & Service, a manufacturing company serving the wastewater aeration and pneumatic conveying markets out of Antioch, Illinois had worked to transition from a belted motor/blower connection to a direct drive solution before. However, initial efforts in the metal to metal direct drive options did not last long on equipment that runs 24 hours a day. As they began to look for solutions again, the local ABB sales engineer suggested that Hardy Pro-Air consider the Dodge® Raptor elastomeric coupling.

Awards & Recognition

Participants chosen for Leadership Greenville share diverse experiences through community projects to provide quality leadership within the area.
The Tennessee Green Star Partnership is a voluntary environmental leadership program designed to recognize industries in the state that are committed to sustainable practices.
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.
12/8/2020 Awards & Recognition
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.
8/21/2020 Awards & 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.
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.
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.
Readers of Control Magazine have named ABB as the top supplier to deliver the “best technology” in the category of electric motors for 2019. This marks the 7th year in a row that ABB has topped the charts in this survey. In this year’s edition, Control Magazine recognized the full integration of Baldor Electric into ABB which strengthened our top spot.
ABB, a motor and generator manufacturer, developed an impressive recycling program over the past year. Recycling included more than 2,727 tons of scrap metal, wood, used oil, batteries, electronics, lamps, paper, cardboard and plastic. Other non-recyclable waste was turned into energy through their recent Zero Landfill Initiative. The facility worked with their largest supplier to establish a returnable packaging agreement. In 2017, ABB earned more than $265,000 from the sale of its recyclables. When meals were catered to the facility, excess food was donated to the local fire department. To encourage recycling and zero waste, every employee was trained and these initiatives were incorporated into new employee orientation. ABB also participated in the Upstate Lean Alliance, sharing ideas with and mentoring other businesses.
7/9/2018 Awards & Recognition
For the 16th year in a row, Control Design Magazine readers has chosen Baldor-Reliance motors as the premier choice in the industrial electric motor category. More than 15,000 readers were invited to access Control Design Magazine confidential ballot to cast their vote in an unaided ballot of their go-to sources for products and service in machine automation.

Industry News

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.
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.
7/26/2021 Industry News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
11/12/2020 Industry News
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.
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.