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Baldor Basics: Understanding Torque - April 2017

Edward Cowern

The article "Baldor Basics: Understanding Torque" appeared in the April 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

In the process of applying industrial drive products, we occasionally are misled into believing that we are applying horsepower. The real driving force is not horsepower - it is torque. This paper is developed to impart a deeper understanding of torque, its relationship to horsepower, and the types of loads we most frequently encounter.

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