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1 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.

2 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?

3 Industry News (December 2015)

News from around the industry

4 Industry News (December 2016)

News from around the industry.

5 Product News (October 2014)

News about new Products in the industry.

6 Product News (August 2014)

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

7 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.

8 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.

9 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.

10 Product News (April 2009)

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

11 Product News (December 2012)

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

12 Opportunities Amidst Crises (February 2011)

Energy-challenged industries--and countries--can benefit from improved motor design and materials.

13 Product News (March 2014)

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

14 Urban Mobility--Reinventing the Wheel (December 2010)

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.

15 Product News (February 2014)

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16 Industry News (October 2013)

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17 Product News (December 2008)

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18 Product News (June 2008)

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19 Product News (April 2008)

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20 Product News (August 2008)

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21 Industry News (August 2014)

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22 Reducing Electricity Cost through Use of Premium Efficiency Motors (February 2010)

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.

23 Product News (December 2009)

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

24 Development of an Educational Engineering Workshop on Electric Vehicle and Motor Technology (June 2010)

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.

25 Product News (June 2015)

News about latest Products in the Industry

26 Lightweight, Highly Efficient Drive System (February 2017)

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.

27 Changing Technologies, Changing Perspectives (February 2017)

A Conversation with Jeff Hemphill, CTO at Schaeffler Group USA Inc about mechatronic solutions and the electric vehicles of tomorrow.

28 Product News (December 2016)

News about the most recent products to hit the market.

29 Product News (March 2017)

The complete Product News section from the March 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

30 Built for Speed (March 2018)

Japan's Electric Aspark Owl Does 0-to-60 MPH in 1.9 Seconds!

31 Electrical Stress and Parasitic Currents in Machine Elements of Drivetrains with Voltage Source Inverters (August 2018)

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.

32 Making the Smart Choice in PT Components (April 2018)

The Latest Clutch & Brake Technology Looks at Reliability, Cost and Design Specifications.

33 Mining for Solutions (September 2016)

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.

34 IMTS 2016 Booth Preview (August 2016)

A nose-in-the-tent peek at the booths featuring mechanical motion components.

35 Chariots to Steamboats to E-Fans (October 2014)

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

36 Electric Vehicles Need Quieter Gears (October 2014)

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.

37 DC Motor Protection (June 2013)

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.

38 When it Comes to Mining, Bigger is Best (June 2015)

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.

39 Product News (Spring 2007)

News about upcomming products

40 Reducing Food Processing Plant Energy Costs (February 2016)

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.

41 Full Throttle (September 2014)

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.

42 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.

43 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.

44 Product News (June 2012)

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

45 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...

46 Product News (October 2012)

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

47 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.

48 PT Extras (August 2014)

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

49 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.

50 Product News (October 2011)

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

51 Industry News (February 2011)

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52 Music in Motion (December 2008)

Woodworking process gets much needed upgrade for guitar manufacturer.

53 Grip Tight Done Right (February 2008)

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

54 Product News (June 2009)

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

55 Product News (August 2009)

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56 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.

57 Product News (June 2010)

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

58 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.

59 Industry News (April 2016)

News from around the Industry.

60 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.

61 Familiar Goals, New Solutions (October 2017)

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

62 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.

63 Baldor Motor Basics Part 11 (March 2018)

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

64 Industry News (April 2018)

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

65 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.

66 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.

67 Eats, Drinks and Treats (September 2017)

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

68 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.

69 Industry News (September 2016)

Latest News from around the Industry

70 Industry news (October 2016)

Latest News from around the industry.

71 Baldor Basics: Motors (March 2017)

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

72 Baldor Basics: Applications (June 2017)

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

73 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.

74 Product News (February 2009)

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...