Severe Duty Motor produces low vibration.

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Energy $aver(R) X$D Ultra(TM) Extra Severe Duty Motor is precision balanced to .04 IPS overall for low vibration characteristics. Class H insulation components provide thermal resistance, and low running temperature promotes long life. Motor platform has NEMA B torques and meets NEMA B starting current specifications. This allows users to upgrade from lesser motors without stressing electrical distribution systems.

Original Press Release:

GE Industrial Systems Introduces New Motor

FORT WAYNE, IN - - - GE Industrial Systems announces the release of its newest motor line, the Energy $aver® X$D Ultra(TM) Extra Severe Duty. The X$D Ultra builds on the legacy of GE's X$D motor, long recognized as the workhorse of industrial motors.
The new X$D Ultra has the power to take on the toughest assignments in the process industries. Its power is backed by high endurance and performance to keep it operating at peak efficiency for years.

The X$D Ultra motor integrates the features most often listed as important by industrial motor owners:
- Premium Efficiency - X$D Ultra is a leader in efficiency.
- Low Vibration - X$D Ultra has the lowest name-plated levels.
- Drive Compatibility - X$D Ultra is fully compatible including a simple modification for close loop applications.
- Improved Life Cycle Cost - X$D Ultra is the value leader.

It utilizes over 100 years of GE experience in design and manufacturing excellence and uses the Six Sigma process developed to enhance the quality of GE products.

GE Industrial Systems expects the X$D Ultra to become a cornerstone of its industrial operations. GE Industrial Systems, Motors & Controls general manager Mark Gliebe says "We listened to our customers. They told us what's important to them in an electric motor. We've made a huge investment in this product line including a newly completed 170,000 square foot manufacturing facility in North America dedicated exclusively to the production of the X$D Ultra. We believe that its performance matched with high efficiency and durability will make it the industrial motor of choice for the future."

To ensure the X$D Ultra's low vibration characteristics, each motor is precisely manufactured and precision balanced to .04 IPS overall. Adding to the motor's reliability is a special bearing system designed to provide superior bearing life,
Class H insulation components throughout for better thermal resistance, and a lower running temperature for longer life. These improvements also allow for smaller, more efficient fans, reducing noise, and in turn, create a much quieter motor.

The X$D Ultra platform is designed completely to NEMA B specification standards. It not only has NEMA B torques, it also meets NEMA B starting current specifications. This assures users can upgrade from lesser motors without stressing electrical distribution systems. All X$D motors have been thoroughly tested in GE's own government certified laboratories. Motor efficiencies are guaranteed to meet the minimum value stamped on the nameplate, assuring operational savings. In addition, most X$D Ultra motors will generate a payback vs. EPAct motors of less than 2 years. GE stands behind the performance and reliability of the X$D Ultra with a unique three year warranty providing for global repair, replacement or remuneration.

Production of the X$D is currently underway with limited availability beginning the first week of April. The X$D Ultra is now the premier motor line available in the marketplace. Join in our excitement and explore the benefits of this world-class product.

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