Industrial permanent magnet motors, and DC motor lines expanded
Baldor has expanded its permanent magnet and wound field industrial DC motors.
Baldor Electric Company now offers a wider variety of permanent magnet and wound field industrial dc motors. Both IEC and NEMA frame motors are available from stock from 1/50 to 500 hp, and Baldor meets specific application needs with custom-designed motors up to 3000 hp.
Baldor also offers a full range of laminated frame dc motors, including explosion proof designs. ABB’s DMI dc motor is the most power dense dc motor design in the global market. This laminated frame IEC product has ratings up to 1400 Kw, and with its smaller footprint can be used in a variety of applications where space is an issue.
Baldor Electric Company
- Edited by Chris Vavra, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com
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