Product News: Mechanical Power Transmission
Electric Motors incorporate bearing protection for extended life.
Press Release Summary:
May 28, 2014 - Super-EÂ® Motors with Baldor Shaft Grounding Brush are availableÂ in stock ratingsÂ from 1–50 hp in Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled (TEFC) or Open Drip Proof (ODP) Foot Mounted designs as well as Â½–5 hp in TEFC, C-Face Foot Mounted designs. Design features carbon brush mounted internally to divert shaft currents away from motor bearings, which increases life expectancy of bearings.
Original Press Release
Baldor Electric Company Introduces New Line of Motors: Super-E® Motors with Baldor Shaft Grounding Brush
Press release date: May 15, 2014
While the use of across-the-line motors is still common in industry today, the use of drives to control motors has become more prevalent in recent applications. Using a drive to control the motor is beneficial because it provides speed control on different applications such as fans, pumps and conveyors, allowing users to run their motors at optimum efficiency. However, when motors are controlled by a drive, it can create the potential for common mode voltage, which can cause voltage spikes in the rotor. These spikes seek the path of least resistance – the motor bearings -- and can lead to premature bearing failure. The internally mounted Baldor Shaft Grounding Brush can prevent the voltage spikes from damaging the bearings.
Baldor Electric Company (www.baldor.com) is a leading marketer, designer and manufacturer of industrial electric motors, drives, and mechanical power transmission products. Baldor, a member of the ABB group, is headquartered in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Baldor Electric Company • 5711 R.S. Boreham, Jr. St. • Fort Smith, AR 72901 • Phone: 479-646-4711 • www.baldor.com