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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.
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?
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The complete Product News section from the August 2014 issue of Power Transmission Engineering
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.
This issue we cover frame sizes and two-speed motors in our continuing series of articles, courtesy of Baldor Electric, dedicated to motor basics.
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.
The complete Product News section from the April 2009 issue of Power Transmission Engineering magazine.
The complete Product News section from the December 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
Energy-challenged industries--and countries--can benefit from improved motor design and materials.
The complete Product News section from the March 2014 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
Suggesting a bicycle is environmentally friendly is stating the obvious. But the Copenhagen Wheel, unveiled at the 2009 COP15 United Nations Climate Conference, is taking green technology and cycling in a new direction.
The complete Product News section from the February 2014 issue of Power Transmission Engineering
The complete Industry News section from the October 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete product news section from the December 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete product news section from the June 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete product news section from the April 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete product news section from the August 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Industry News section from the August 2014 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
motors with premium efficiency counterparts presents businesses with a significant opportunity to reduce operating costs. A comparison between premium and standard efficiency motors from 0.25 to 10 horsepower is conducted; comparisons of full-load efficiencies are shown, and estimated payback periods are calculated. Methods for calculating the yearly kilowatt-hour consumption and yearly cost savings of premium efficiency motors for this horsepower range are also given. The cost advantages of premium efficiency motors are summarized, and relevant examples of real world cost savings are shown.
The complete Product News section from the December 2009 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
This paper describes the development of an educational program centered on electric motor and electric vehicle technology at the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Edgerton Center.
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This paper presents a joint project conducted by Ashwoods Electric Motors and Oerlikon Fairfield that uses planetary drives with an integrated electric motor. Current solutions used in production of off-highway vehicles rely upon large, heavy and inefficient brushed DC or induction motors, coupled to a planetary gearbox. This presents a number of challenges to the vehicle designers such as: limited vehicle range, limited space around the motor/drivetrain, and motor durability. The proposed integrated system utilizes an Oerlikon Fairfield Torque Hub, widely used in off-highway vehicles, and the Ashwoods first-to-market, interior permanent magnet motor. How these products are integrated, i.e. incorporating a brake solution, represents a market-changing product. Using interior permanent magnet (IPM) technology in the motor design means the motor can be up to 70% lighter, 70% smaller and 20% more efficient than traditional motors used in off-highway traction applications.
A Conversation with Jeff Hemphill, CTO at Schaeffler Group USA Inc about mechatronic solutions and the electric vehicles of tomorrow.
News about the most recent products to hit the market.
The complete Product News section from the March 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
Japan's Electric Aspark Owl Does 0-to-60 MPH in 1.9 Seconds!
Modern drivetrains with voltage-source inverters not only offer advantages like, for example, variable speed operation, increased efficiency and higher dynamics, but also an increase in failures caused by induced parasitic currents.
The Latest Clutch & Brake Technology Looks at Reliability, Cost and Design Specifications.
Increasing pressure on many fronts is compelling mine operators to thoroughly examine every phase of their operations. Fluctuating demand that whipsaws mineral prices, government-imposed environmental regulations and rising operating costs related to maintenance downtime all pose serious challenges for the mining sector. Add pressure from customers and stakeholders for more sustainable operations as well as union demands for higher wages, and you have a scenario that requires mine operators to exercise every possible option to achieve more efficient operations.
A nose-in-the-tent peek at the booths featuring mechanical motion components.
Heaven help Mr. Deane were he around today. In our non-stop world of transportation & transport technology, for at least the past decade it is without question the electric car that has drawn most of the attention
For Mark Findlay of UK specialist driveline consultancy Drive System Design, reducing gear noise to suit the low noise levels in an electric vehicle cabin has meant throwing away the rule book.
The purpose of DC motor protection is to extend a motor's lifespan by protecting it from conditions that can damage the motor's windings--both electrically and mechanically.
One of the key challenges in the mining industry today is maintaining throughput in the face of ore grade quality that has declined by 40 percent in the last decade.
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U.S. manufacturers, such as food processors, face an unprecedented competitive environment and must look for ways to be profitable without negatively affecting the quality of finished products.
The Formula Renault 3.5 is seen as a crucial stepping stone on the way into the premier class, the Formula 1. Ambitious racers do not just bring their talents - they also have highly efficient motors on board to control the throttle of their 530-hp V8 engines.
Amps, Watts, Power Factor and Efficiency; Approximate Load Data from Amperage Readings; Power Factor Correction on Single-Induction Motors.
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.
The complete Product News section from the June 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
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...
The complete Product News section from the October 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
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.
See the latest videos online at powertransmission.com, including an overview of mounted bearing technology from Baldor-Dodge.
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.
The complete Product News section from the October 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering
The complete Industry News section from the February 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
Woodworking process gets much needed upgrade for guitar manufacturer.
Baldor bearings make the grade with Sapphire Recovery and Twin City Fan.
The complete product news section from the June 2009 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Product News section from the August 2009 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
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.
The complete Product News section from the June 2010 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
Energyâ™s endless energy efficiency game of whack-a-mole, motors have historically always been one of the go-to moles. Theyâ™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.
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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.
Gearmotor manufacturers find new ways to push the envelope. (With Sidebar on new alternative to planetary gearboxes)
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.
Explosion-Proof Motors in Division 2 Areas and DC Drive Fundamentals
The complete Industry News section from the April 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The final installment in our Baldor Motor Basics series covers 50 Hz requirements, as well as motors wet or damp environments.
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.
Process Expo and Pack Expo Highlight the Latest Technology for Food & Beverage Applications.
Pack Expo takes place November 6-9 at McCormick Place in Chicago. With 2,100 exhibitors, itâ™s the worldâ™s largest most comprehensive processing and packaging trade show in 2016.
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Latest News from around the industry.
This issue our Baldor Basics series continues with the topics of motor temperature ratings and metric motors.
Fans, blowers and other funny loads are addressend, along with RMS Horsepower loading.
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.
The complete Product News section from the February 2009 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
News Items About Baldor Electric
1 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, ...
2 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,...
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 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...
5 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...
6 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...
7 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...