Baldor Electric Introduces Baldor-Dodge Vertical GearMotor
The Baldor-Dodge Vertical GearMotor is a potential replacement for common low-speed vertical pump drive technologies, which utilize large, high-pole-count vertical motors or a combination of horizontal motor with a right angle gear reducer. It is built on a standard low-pole-count induction motor platform utilizing Dodge planetary gearing. This reportedly results in a smaller, lighter, highly efficient drive package. The product line is available in six sizes for vertical pump speeds from approximately 100 to 500 rpm. The motor has torque ratings from 550,000 in-lbs. through 7,000,000 in-lbs. and approximate power ratings from 750 to over 25,000 hp, depending on output rpm.