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10:02 pm
August 1, 2014
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Dealing With Motor Failures: Common Causes and Solutions

Protecting motor bearings and windings is the first step in preventing motor failures. By Thomas H. Bishop, P.E., Electrical Apparatus Services Association (EASA) If you want to make a plant manager’s day, just say: “Production’s down because a motor failed.” Fortunately, such situations can usually be overcome with some relatively simple techniques and straightforward solutions […]

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6:14 pm
August 1, 2014
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Motor Decisions Matter: Good Repair Practices Preserve Efficiency & Budgets

By Jenna Overton, Industrial Program AssociateConsortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) Just like a linchpin holds a wheel on an axle, repair-or-replace decisions are crucial to your motor-management plan. In some cases, it’s more cost-effective to repair a motor, even when a newer unit might be more efficient. Just because a motor has been repaired does […]

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3:44 pm
June 30, 2014
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New Line of Large, Energy-Efficient Motors for High-Torque Industrial Applications

Baldor Electric Co. has introduced a new line of energy-efficient, large AC – GPM Induction Motors. Used in high-torque industrial applications, including pumps, fans, conveyors and compressors, the product line is available in stock ratings 250 – 1000 HP, 2300/4000 Volt, totally enclosed (TEFC), fan-cooled, foot mounted designs. Features and benefits of the stock-motor lineup include: Cast iron […]

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3:19 am
June 26, 2014
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Expanded Lineup of Concentric Reducers for Heavy-Industry Applications

Baldor Electric Company has introduced an expanded line of heavy-duty concentric reducers in a full range of nine sizes, from 9800 in-lb. to 575,000 in-lb., and ratios from 2.25 to 194.6:1. According to the Baldor-Dodge Gearing Group, its Dodge Maxum XTR family of reducers is suited to use in grain, bulk-materials, steel, paper, wastewater and other heavy-industry applications where reliability […]

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3:05 am
June 13, 2014
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Planetary Gearboxes for Synchronous and Asynchronous Servo Motors

Lenze Americas has unveiled a new g700 series of purebred planetary gearboxes designed for servo applications with demanding requirements relative to overload capacity and dynamics. The g700 can be used in conjunction with the company’s synchronous and asynchronous servo motors, and as a single gearbox with a servo motor. Designed specifically for servo application, these one-, two- and three-stage […]

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12:26 pm
June 11, 2014
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GE Expands Advanced Manufacturing Capabilities of Power & Water Businesses

  General Electric (GE) has announced the construction of a new state-of-the-art Power & Water advanced manufacturing facility to be built in Greenville, SC. Part of the company’s plans to invest $400 million in this community over the next 10 years, the new Advanced Manufacturing Works operation will  be the first of its kind for GE Power & Water. Scheduled to open in […]

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5:23 am
June 9, 2014
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Maintenance-Free, Right-Angle Servo Gear Reducers Fit Tight Spaces and Clearances

AutomationDirect has extended its SureGear line of precision servo gearboxes to include right-angle planetary gear reducers. Suitable for applications that call for a compact footprint, the PGB line has technical specs similar to those of the PGA series of in-line reducers and provides a practical solution where space and clearance are limited. Offered in four gear ratios (5:1, 10:1, 15:1, 25:1) PGB gearboxes feature a […]

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4:07 pm
June 5, 2014
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All-in-One Condition-Monitoring Solution for Rotating and Reciprocating Equipment

According to Machine Saver, its patent-pending VTB product offers operations an all-in-one/one-size-fits-all condition-monitoring solution for rotating and reciprocating equipment. Designed to monitor ball bearings, roller bearings and gear conditions, this recently introduced digital triaxial accelerometer and temperature sensor can interface with a DCS, PLC or SCADA, or function as a standalone machine-protection monitor. The VTB provides overall vibration […]

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