2014 Product of the Year finalists: Power Transmission

Finalists in the Power Transmission category for the Plant Engineering 2014 Product of the Year competition.


Baldor Electric Dodge Quantis Ultra Kleen
Helical-bevel gear reducer

Baldor’s Dodge Quantis Ultra Kleen is a helical-bevel gear reducer for the food and meat processing industries. Featuring stainless steel construction and a maintenance-free design, this gear reducer is capable of withstanding the toughest washdown environments. Quantis Ultra Kleen meets principles of Sanitary Equipment Design (ref. AMI Foundation, January 2014 edition). Features for sanitary equipment design include: AISI 300 series stainless steel construction, curved product surfaces designed to eliminate water pooling and to be self-draining, laser-etched gear reducer identification to provide both sanitary and permanent product identification, and more.

Baldor Electric Co.
Eaton Crouse-Hinds high-amperage solar combiner boxes
High-amperage combiner boxes

Eaton's Crouse-Hinds third-party certified high-amperage solar combiner boxes are designed for use in PV systems with T-junction cable harnesses, and help to optimize the photovoltaic (PV) system and reduce labor and materials. When used at each panel row-end, the T-junctions reduce one positive and one negative string per row down to one positive and one negative string for every two rows of panels—cutting material and labor costs by up to 20%. Engineered to meet the continually evolving designs of grid connected PV solar systems, the combiner boxes are designed to handle the increased amperage of T-junction cable system inputs.

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