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Greenville, SC, United States

Baldor Electric Company markets, designs, and manufactures industrial electric motors, mechanical power transmission products, drives, and generator sets.The company manufactures its products in 20 U.S. locations, 2 in Canada, 2 in China, 1 in England and 1 in Mexico.The company's strategy is to be the highest value provider, focusing on quality, service and time.The company has had a long-term focus on energy-efficiency and was the first in the industry to introduce a line of premium-efficiency industrial electric motors, the Super-E in 1983.The company sells Baldor*Reliance and ABB branded industrial electric motors. Products are available in both IEC and NEMA configurations and range from 1/50th to 100,000 horsepower.The company sells Baldor and ABB branded industrial drives and controls.The brands of mechanical power transmission components are Baldor*Dodge and Baldor*Maska. Wikipedia.


A system and method for mounting a bearing assembly on a shaft includes an internal flange, external flange, and a sleeve. The internal flange is securable to the bearing assembly and has a displacement pin extending outward that defines an initial position of the bearing assembly relative to the shaft. The external flange is secured to the internal flange via fasteners passing through elongated holes. The external flange has an opening configured to receive the displacement pin. The external flange may be rotated when coupled to the internal flange with the fasteners between a first position where the external flange opening is not in register with the displacement pin and a second position where the external flange opening is in register with the displacement pin. A sleeve has a tapered outside diameter and is engageable with the external flange.


Patent
Baldor Electric | Date: 2014-07-17

A gear box housing has a hollow interior configured to contain a gear train. The gear train has a shaft extending from the housing hollow interior though an opening. The housing has a sump in the housing hollow interior for lubricating oil used for lubricating at least some portions of the gear train. A grease seal adjacent to the opening of housing is configured to seal around the shaft. The grease seal has a fill line that extends from an injection port located exterior of the housing, through a structural member of housing into the interior of the housing, and through the oil sump to the grease seal. The grease seal has a discharge line that extends from the grease seal, through the oil sump, and through a structural member of the housing to the exterior of the housing to a discharge port located exterior of the housing.


Patent
Baldor Electric | Date: 2014-08-12

A method of mounting a motor to a gearbox includes positioning a coupling along an input shaft of the gearbox from a starting position to a first alignment position. In the starting position, the coupling drivingly engages a greater portion of the gearbox input shaft than in the first alignment position. In the first alignment position, the coupling operatively contacts the motor output shaft. Another step includes rotating the coupling so that the coupling aligns with the motor output shaft. Another step includes axially positioning the coupling at a second alignment position such that the coupling drivingly engages both the motor output and the gearbox input shafts. Another step includes positioning the motor to allow mounting of the motor on the gearbox with the coupling at a third alignment position drivingly engaging a greater portion of the motor output and the gearbox input shafts than in the second alignment position.


A gear box has a clutch comprising a hub and a coupling, each having drive portions that are movable between engaged and disengaged positions. In the engaged position, the hub and coupling drive portions are engaged in a manner to allow torque to be transmitted between the hub and the coupling. In the disengaged position, the hub and coupling drive portions are spaced apart in a manner to prevent torque from being transmitted between the hub and the coupling. The clutch has an actuator that moves the hub and coupling drive portions between the engaged and disengaged positions. In moving the hub and coupling drive portions to the engaged position, the actuator is driven by spring pressure. In moving the hub and coupling drive portions to the disengaged position, the actuator is driven by hydraulic pressure supplied against the actuator sufficient to overcome the spring pressure.


An electric machine has a stator that comprises a plurality of laminations with teeth and cooling apertures about a central opening. When the laminations are stacked to form the stator core, the teeth of adjacent laminations cooperate to form slots disposed circumferentially about the central opening that are configured to receive a plurality of stator windings, and the cooling apertures angularly spaced about the central opening cooperate to form cooling manifolds that extend along a length of the stator core. A portion of the laminations has their cooling apertures offset from other laminations in the stack in a manner to create a plurality of flow paths transverse to the manifolds. The transverse flow paths extend angularly between laminations and adjacent manifolds. A header assembly directs flow into and out of the stator core.

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