Baldor is a leading marketer, designer and manufacturer of energy-saving industrial electric motors, mechanical power transmission products, and adjustable speed drives. The company was founded in 1920 on the premise that a better motor is one that uses less electricity, and that belief stands true today.
Baldor is the largest motor and mechanical power transmission company in North America, and our products have exceptionally strong brand recognition for quality and value with our customers. In January 2011 Baldor was acquired by ABB and is now a proud member of the ABB group.
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Baldor-Reliance Generation 3 RPM AC motors deliver 1 to 1,750 hp, with customizable speed ranges in nearly any enclosure type. The motors are designed to handle the most demanding applications in industries such as chemical, oil and gas; plastics; HVAC; energy; forest products; metals and industrial automation. RPM AC motors are optimized for adjustable frequency […][Read More]
The Baldor-Reliance Severe Duty XT motor is a true severe duty motor that bridges the gap between the ABB’s Baldor-Reliance General Purpose and XEX premium severe duty motor lines. “When it comes to performance, the Severe Duty XT is a versatile option for what the industry expects as severe duty,” said Matt Rodebush, ABB’s NEMA […][Read More]
By Steven Pasternak, C.O. Engineer – Sleevoil Bearings Edited by Mike Santora Hydrodynamic bearings operate by generating a pressurized oil film that fully supports a rotating shaft. There is no shaft-to-bearing contact during normal operation, with minor wear occurring primarily at startup and shutdown when the oil film breaks down. Hydrodynamic bearings are generally used […][Read More]