Electric Motors
Baldor Electric Motors
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General Purpose Single & Three Phase Motors

Baldor's extensive line of General Purpose motors are available in Open Drip-proof and TEFC construction in both single and three phase. Horsepower sizes available from stock range from 1/12 HP through 1500 HP. Designed for "general purpose" use means that these motors can be used in applications which include compressors, pumps, fans, conveyors, material handling, machine tools and many others. Also available are stock motors that are direct replacements for the motors built in Pre-1952 NEMA frames.

Premium Efficiency Motors

Super-E Motors are designed to conserve energy over extended time periods. These premium efficiency designs are available in both Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled and Open Drip Proof construction. All three phase motors are Inverter Ready per NEMA Standard MG1, Part This means the motors in 230 and 460 volts meet NEMA's corona inception voltage requirements, under this Standard, and can withstand peak voltages of up to 1600 volts. Motors having premium efficiency are also available in single phase designs.

Hazardous Duty - Explosion Proof Motors

Baldor's Explosion-proof motors are ideal for a wide variety of applications where hazardous fumes or dust may be present. The motors are available in three phase and single phase with ratings, in stock, from 1/4 HP through 300 HP. Designs available include standard foot mounted, C face with base and C face less base, 60 Hz and 50 Hz, Jet Pump motors, and Inverter Drive motors.

Washdown Duty Motors

Baldor's Washdown Duty Motors are available from stock in single and three phase AC and in DC designs. Horsepowers range from 1/2 to 20. Designs include motors having an electostatically applied epoxy finish, paint free with major components in 300 series stainless steel, and all stainless steel. Applications include food processing, packaging, pharmaceuticals, or applications where motors are regularly exposed to high pressure wash down.

Pump Motors

Our pump line of motors includes single or three phase jet pump motors, square flange motors, close-coupled pump motors, and P-Base vertical solid shaft pump motors. The motors are stocked in totally enclosed fan cooled, open drip proof, and many explosion proof ratings. Applications for these run the gamut from swimming pool pumps to medium and high thrust in-line pumps used in water treatment plants. Horse powers range in size from 1/3 through 75 HP.

Brake motors

Baldor's line of brake motors are available in totally enclosed fan cooled, open drip proof, or explosion proof designs, in either single or three phase. Stock ratings are available from .25 horsepower through 30 horsepower. These motors use a mechanical spring set brake with a manual release. Brake motors may be used on machine tools, conveyors, door operators, speed reducers, hoists, or any application requiring quick stops and positive holds.

DC Motors

These NEMA frame DC motors include permanent magnet designs through 5 HP and wound field designs through 500 HP designed for adjustable speed operation from SCR controls. Applications include conveyors, extruders, winders, printing presses and metering pumps. Most designs are constructed so a tachometer may be added for closed loop applications. Permanent magnet and wound field designs for 90 or 180 VDC have a 20:1 constant torque speed range.

Definite Purpose Motors - Farm Duty, Kiln Duty, Air Compressor, Pressure Washer & more

These single phase motors are available in both totally enclosed fan cooled and open drip proof construction. Industrial quality with 200 degree C., moisture resistant wire, the motors have UL and CSA recognized component approvals. NEMA frame sizes include 56 through 184 in rigid base only or NEMA C face with base.

AC Controls

Adjustable speed Inverter controls for AC Induction motors are available in a variety of ratings, input voltages, and enclosure styles. Whether you are automating equipment or preparing to save energy on fans and pumps Baldor has an easy to use motor control for all your needs. From small mini inverters to floor mounted cabinets Baldor has stock ratings from 1/3 to 450 HP. All units are UL and CUL listed and many are standard with ready to mount NEMA 1 enclosures and easy to use Operator Keypads.

DC Controls

One-way DC controls are designed to operate permanent magnet or wound field motors. If the motor's rotation needs to be changed, the armature leads need to be reversed. Some NEMA 1 and NEMA 4X controls offer optional switched for reversal. Stopping of a motor with a one-way control should be done by dynamic braking, some controls offer the Forward-Brake-Reverse switch for this purpose too.

Servo Motors and Controls

Baldor's servo line includes both brushless and brush type motors. Designs are available having either ferrite or rare earth magnets. Numerous ratings are stocked and are available with Baldor controls for Matched Performance. These motors are ideal for industrial applications where high torque to inertia ratio and repeatability are needed. These applications include material handling, X-Y positioning, machine tools, factory automation, and packaging equipment.