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1 Baldor Basics: Motors (December 2016)

Beginning with this initial installment , and with the gracious permission of ABB/Baldor Electric, we are pleased to announce the beginning of a new series -- Baldor Basics: Motors. This is a collection of basicsdriven, motor-intensive articles authored by former Baldor engineer Edward Cowern, PE, a respected name by many in the electric motor industry. During his tenure at Baldor, Cowern - now enjoying his retirement - was tasked with producing a number of motor- and basics-related tutorials, primarily in response to a steady flow of customer questions regarding motors. Today's customers continue to ask questions and seek answers to address their various motor-related issues. As with Cowern's original introduction to the series, we hope you find these articles useful and would appreciate any comments or thoughts you might have for future improvements, corrections or topics.

2 The Green Spin: Baldor Redefines Cooling Tower Performance (February 2011)

The Baldor Reliance RPM AC Cooling Tower Direct Drive Motor is designed exclusively for the cooling tower industry. This motor combines the technologies of the power-dense, laminated frame RPM AC motor with high performance, permanent magnet salient pole rotor designs.

3 Baldor Motor Basics: Part 12 (April 2018)

The final installment in our Baldor Motor Basics series covers 50 Hz requirements, as well as motors wet or damp environments.

4 Baldor Basics: Motors (March 2017)

This issue our Baldor Basics series continues with the topics of motor temperature ratings and metric motors.

5 Baldor Motor Basics: Factors that Determine Industrial Electric Bills (August 2017)

A good deal of confusion exists regarding the factors that determine an industrial electric bill. The following information is presented to help sort out the various items on which billing is based, and to offer suggestions on measures to help control and reduce electric utility bills.

6 Baldor Basics: Applications (June 2017)

Fans, blowers and other funny loads are addressend, along with RMS Horsepower loading.

7 Baldor Motor Basics: Premium Efficiency Motors (October 2017)

Conservation through lighting alterations using different bulbs, ballasts and light sources is well understood and easy to achieve. The use of improved efficiency three phase induction motors has not been as accepted. There are a number of reasons why conservation efforts with motors have not been as popular.

8 Baldor Motor Basics: Electric Motors and Power Systems and Electric Motors and Voltage (September 2017)

Part 1: There seems to be a lot of confusion about the voltage standards for motors and why they are structured the way they are. Part 2: The effect of low voltage on electric motors is pretty widely known and understood, but the effect of high voltage on motors is frequently misunderstood.

9 Baldor Motor Basics - Part 9 (December 2017)

Amps, Watts, Power Factor and Efficiency; Approximate Load Data from Amperage Readings; Power Factor Correction on Single-Induction Motors.

10 Baldor Motor Basics Part 11 (March 2018)

Explosion-Proof Motors in Division 2 Areas and DC Drive Fundamentals

11 How to Select Motors for Hazardous Locations - Baldor Motor Basics Part 10 (February 2018)

Failure to specify the proper motor for use in a hazardous location can have serious consequences - lost production, extensive property damage, and even loss of human life. Selection of the proper motor requires an understanding of Underwriters Laboratories' (UL) and National Electrical Code (NEC) class, group and division designations and the T code letters.

12 Grip Tight Done Right (February 2008)

Baldor bearings make the grade with Sapphire Recovery and Twin City Fan.

13 PT Extras (August 2014)

See the latest videos online at, including an overview of mounted bearing technology from Baldor-Dodge.

14 Product News (February 2020)

The complete Product News Section from the February 2020 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

15 Pack Expo 2016 (October 2016)

Pack Expo takes place November 6-9 at McCormick Place in Chicago. With 2,100 exhibitors, it’s the world’s largest most comprehensive processing and packaging trade show in 2016.

16 Industry News (December 2016)

News from around the industry.

17 Industry news (October 2016)

Latest News from around the industry.

18 The Hidden Cost of Incomplete Hydrodynamic Bearing Maintenance (April 2017)

Reliability and maintenance engineers can improve uptime and save money on both long-term maintenance and downtime costs by properly diagnosing and correcting bearing vibration issues when they exceed their acceptable limits. This requires inspecting the housing as well as the liner for wear, and replacing them as a pair when the housing is worn, so that wear-in between the mating surfaces can occur.

19 Familiar Goals, New Solutions (October 2017)

Gearmotor manufacturers find new ways to push the envelope. (With Sidebar on new alternative to planetary gearboxes)

20 Industry News (September 2016)

Latest News from around the Industry

21 Eats, Drinks and Treats (September 2017)

Process Expo and Pack Expo Highlight the Latest Technology for Food & Beverage Applications.

22 Industry News (April 2018)

The complete Industry News section from the April 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

23 Industry News (April 2016)

News from around the Industry.

24 Industry News (February 2011)

The complete Industry News section from the February 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

25 Product News (October 2011)

The complete Product News section from the October 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering

26 The Energy Efficient Agenda (February 2012)

Next time you are strolling across a manufacturing plant, check out the hardware on the ground. Shop floors are nothing but cables plugged into machines, cables plugged into computers, cables plugged into other cables...

27 Product News (June 2010)

The complete Product News section from the June 2010 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

28 Product News (August 2009)

The complete Product News section from the August 2009 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

29 Music in Motion (December 2008)

Woodworking process gets much needed upgrade for guitar manufacturer.

30 Product News (April 2009)

The complete Product News section from the April 2009 issue of Power Transmission Engineering magazine.

31 Product News (June 2009)

The complete product news section from the June 2009 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

32 Minimum Design Speed Considerations for Sleevoil Bearings for Industrial Fan Applications (September 2016)

Slow speed operation of fan systems within the air handling industry is generally performed due to two reasons: a coast down operation is required for hot (induced draft) fans to cool down before shutdown (often by using a turning gear), and operational efficiency improvements can be achieved during non-peak periods by slow speed operation using a VFD. In either case, when these fans are supported by hydrodynamic bearings, it is the oil film thickness developed from the bearing-shaft interaction that limits the minimum speed that can be maintained without causing premature wear and bearing failure. This paper will present a brief overview of lubrication theory and critical design parameters to achieve slow speed operation.

33 Product News (June 2012)

The complete Product News section from the June 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

34 Product News (October 2014)

News about new Products in the industry.

35 Industry News (December 2015)

News from around the industry

36 Sum of the Parts (March 2016)

Energy’s endless energy efficiency game of whack-a-mole, motors have historically always been one of the go-to moles. They’ve been in the spotlight since 1992. Over the past few decades, repeated efficiency laws have seen motor efficiency get whacked into tighter and tighter shape.

37 Nervy Enterprise and Edgy Engineering: A Cant-Miss Mix (June 2012)

Fairchild International, a U.S.-based manufacturer of underground mining equipment, has produced battery-powered DC scoops since the early 1980s. With 17 different models available, Fairchild offers a size to fit any coal mining operation, making it the leader in the industry.

38 Product News (August 2014)

The complete Product News section from the August 2014 issue of Power Transmission Engineering

39 Product News (October 2012)

The complete Product News section from the October 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

40 Should You Pay a Premium for a Mounted Ball Bearing (December 2013)

Mounted ball bearings are everywhere in industrial applications. They serve critical roles in keeping a manufacturing operation running smoothly and in ensuring that equipment functions properly and reliably. So why might it be advisable to spend significantly more for a dimensionally comparable bearing from one supplier versus another?

41 Motion, Drive and Automation at Hannover Messe 2013 (February 2013)

Power transmission and motion control companies will be on-hand during Hannover Messe 2013 to display the latest technology offerings in key product categories including roller bearings, gears, pumps, motors, transmissions, drive system components, clutches and braking systems.

42 Musical Gearboxes (October 2013)

Dave Soma, the mechanical supervisor at Leland Olds Station, a coal-fired power plant near Stanton, North Dakota, says he and his maintenance team care deeply about keeping the plant running and providing people electricity, especially in the dead of winter.

43 Baldor Basics: Motors (February 2017)

This issue we cover frame sizes and two-speed motors in our continuing series of articles, courtesy of Baldor Electric, dedicated to motor basics.

44 Baldor Basics: Understanding Torque (April 2017)

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.

News Items About Baldor

1 Baldor Introduces Passport Selection Tool (October 10, 2016)
Baldor Electric Company introduces Passport, a new selection program for Baldor-Dodge mechanical power transmission products. Passport is...

2 Baldor Announces Company Promotions (February 6, 2014)
Baldor Electric Company is pleased to make the following promotion announcements:Jeff Moore has been named vice president of the Baldor&...

3 Baldor Electric Announces QD Bushed Para-Flex Couplings (September 15, 2014)
Baldor Electric Company recently announced a new addition to its Baldor-Dodge coupling product offering -- the QD bushed Para-Flex coupli...

4 ABB to Acquire Baldor Electric (November 30, 2010)
ABB and Baldor Electric Company have agreed that ABB will acquire Baldor in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $4.2 billion,...

5 Baldor Releases ER Style Ball Bearings (May 23, 2013)
Baldor Electric Company is pleased to introduce a new and versatile line of Baldor•Dodge ER-Style ball bearings available in two sha...

6 Baldor Introduces Grid-Lign Couplings (August 26, 2011)
Baldor Electric Company introduces the  Baldor-Dodge pre-lubricated Grid-Lign coupling, a maintenance-free, lubed-for-life design th...

7 Baldor Completes Purchase of Dodge and Reliance (February 28, 2007)
Effective Jan. 31. Baldor's purchase of Reliance Electric Motors and Dodge Mechanical is complete. Baldor purchased the companies ...

8 ABB and Baldor Announce Single U.S. Sales Force (October 17, 2011)
ABB and Baldor have announced a single U.S. sales force to sell and support the complete line of ABB and Baldor low- and medium-voltage i...

9 Baldor Offers ABB Motors and Generators (July 20, 2011)
Baldor Electric Company, a Fort Smith, Arkansas‐based manufacturer of energy-saving industrial electric motors, drives, mechanical ...

10 Baldor Offers Complete Line of AC Motors (May 15, 2012)
Baldor Electric Company now offers customers in North America access to the most complete line of large AC motors in the world from a sin...

11 Baldor Expands RPM AC Permanent Magnet Products (August 5, 2011)
Baldor Electric Company, a Fort Smith, Arkansas-based manufacturer of energy efficient industrial electric motors, drives, mechanical pow...

12 Baldor Enhances Same-Day Gearbox Assembly Operations (June 17, 2011)
Baldor has enhanced its fast turnaround gearbox assembly operation, which now has access to a large extensively-equipped machine shop, to...

13 Baldor Type E Series Ensures Performance and Reliability (August 1, 2011)
Baldor Electric Company, a Fort Smith, Arkansas-based manufacturer of energy-saving, industrial electric motors, drives, mechanical power...

14 ABB Completes Acquisition of Baldor Electric (February 3, 2011)
ABB Ltd. has completed its acquisition of Baldor Electric Company. The transaction, which was originally announced on November 30, 2010, ...

15 Baldor Adds High-Powered, Ethernet-Compatible Motor Drives to Lineup (November 15, 2007)
Baldor recently added three higher power AC motor drives to its product line. The Motiflex e100 drives are Ethernet-compatible with Power...

16 Baldor Introduces New Series Adjustable Speed Control and Motor (August 7, 2007)
Baldor announced a new series of brushless adjustable speed controls and motors featuring less maintenance, quieter operation, more ...

17 Baldor Agrees to Buy Rockwell Automation Division (April 7, 2006)
Baldor Electric Co. has agreed to purchase the power systems business of Rockwell Automation Inc. for $1.8 billion, in a deal expected to...

18 Baldor Introduces Steel-Housed Roller Bearings (December 7, 2010)
Baldor Electric Company recently introduced the Dodge Steel-Housed S-2000 HD spherical roller bearing. The new bearing features an econom...

19 Baldor Offers Washdown and Stainless Products (January 10, 2011)
Baldor Electric Company now offers a broad range of washdown and paint free motors and controls, all stainless motors and speed reducers,...

20 Baldor Introduces Dodge Disc Coupling (June 6, 2012)
Baldor Electric Company introduces the new Dodge Disc coupling, a solution for pumping applications in the oil and gas industry. The prod...

21 Baldor Releases Belt Drive System (January 20, 2011)
Baldor Electric Company, a manufacturer of energy saving industrial electric motors, mechanical power transmission products, drives and g...

22 Baldor Offers Compact Operator Panel (March 15, 2011)
Baldor Electric has added a compact IP65-rated operator panel with a CANopen interface to its range of motion control products. The oper...

23 Baldor Expands DC Motor Line (August 29, 2012)
Baldor Electric Company now offers customers the widest variety of permanent magnet and wound field industrial DC motors in the world.&nb...

24 Baldor Names Waite Motor Product Management Director (August 11, 2016)
Baldor Electric Co. recently named Ryan Waite director of motor product management for its global NEMA motor business. Waite is responsib...

25 Baldor Electric Achieves Safety Milestone (June 6, 2016)
Baldor Electric Company's gearbox manufacturing plant located in Belton, South Carolina, recently completed 18 years without a lost t...

26 Baldor's Malinowski Recognized for Energy Efficiency Contributions (November 7, 2016)
John Malinowski, Baldor Electric Company’s senior director of industry affairs, was recently recognized with the MS’16 Award ...

27 Baldor Introduces Food Safe Motors (October 6, 2017)
Baldor recently announced the next generation food safe, stainless steel motor platform for extreme environments within the food and beve...

28 Baldor Electric Company is now ABB (February 28, 2018)
ABB will integrate the Baldor Electric Company name into its global ABB brand as a part of its Next Level strategy, which includes harm...

29 Baldor Announces Food Safe Motors Line (January 5, 2018)
Baldor recently announced the complete line of food-safe stainless steel motors designed around sanitary equipment principles and compati...

30 Baldor Offers High Torque Synchronous Solution (July 21, 2014)
Baldor Electric Company’s Dodge HT500 synchronous drive system delivers high torque, low maintenance and potential energy savings w...

31 Baldor Electric Promotes Ryan Fitts to Director of Quality (November 6, 2015)
Baldor Electric Company recently promoted Ryan Fitts to director of quality. In this role, he will be responsible for leading and directi...

32 Baldor Introduces Super White Washdown Duty Motor (May 7, 2013)
Baldor Electric Company introduces the new Super White Washdown Duty motor designed for humid and moist environments in the food and beve...

33 Baldor Introduces Dodge Type EXL Bearings (September 5, 2012)
Baldor Electric Company introduces the new Dodge Type EXL tapered roller bearing that provides both misalignment and expansion capability...

34 Baldor Introduces Electric Motor Line (July 3, 2014)
Baldor Electric Company is proud to announce a new line of energy efficient electric motors. The Large AC – GPM induction motor is ...

35 Baldor Releases Concentric Reducer (July 25, 2013)
Baldor Electric Company, introduces the new Dodge MAXUM XTR concentric reducer, a compact, power dense design, packaged in a rugged ducti...

36 IBE Leads to Energy Savings from Baldor (July 12, 2012)
A mining operation located in the southeastern United States was expanding their facility, but due to limited capital, had to build it ...

37 Baldor Bearings Offer Solutions to Forest Industry (December 12, 2011)
Roseburg Forest Products of Roseburg, Oregon, is one of the largest privately held forest products companies in the United States. Establ...

38 ABB Offers Baldor-Reliance EC Titanium Integrated Motor Drive (February 3, 2020)
Motor standards have been in place for decades, yet there is a growing demand to achieve greater efficiencies as regulations continue to ...

39 Pack Expo Preview: Baldor (September 7, 2017)
Now more than ever, it is vital that food and beverage & pharmaceutical companies choose supplier partners that understand their proc...

40 Process Expo Preview: Baldor (August 31, 2017)
It’s essential that your food processing operation runs efficiently, with full attention to food safety. Every process is critical ...

41 Baldor Electric's Becker Recognized for Excellence in Manufacturing (March 3, 2016)
The Manufacturing Institute has announced they will present Chelsea Becker with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Eng...

42 Baldor Motion Products Assist Advanced Coating Robotics (February 15, 2011)
An advanced real-time Ethernet motion control system has helped Advanced Coating Robotics (ACR) to create a new conformal coating machine...

43 Baldor Gear Reducer Can Improve Uptime (January 30, 2014)
No plant can afford to have processing lines shut down when inspectors find corrosion or other damage that can result from the cleaning...