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Motors for Food Processing, Packaging, Outdoor & Highly Corrosive Environments

Stainless Washdown Motors look great and last longer –  withstanding environments that other motor finishes, such as paint, cannot endure.

Super-E Stainless Steel, 3 phase, Totally Enclosed, C-Face Baldor Motors are  a smart-looking solution for many applications. All of the external surfaces on these motors feature 300 Series stainless steel: motor frame, endplates, conduit box, shaft and base. Stainless Washdown Duty Motors are ideal for many applications both outdoor installations, and applications where particularly corrosive agents are being processed or used for washdowns, as in pharmaceuticals.

Stainless Washdown Motors include 300 Series stainless steel on all external surfaces, encapsulated windings, and a labyrinth seal on both ends of the shaft extension to protect motor bearings by rotating and expelling contaminants. Koss Industrial, Inc. stocks stainless washdown motors (along with many other component parts) – browse our online store today –

Troubleshooting Baldor Motor

Similar to a car, a Baldor motor should be checked every three months or every 500 hours, whichever comes first. If you notice any problems, then check the Baldor website. They’ve compiled a handy chart of common problems and their solutions. For example, a strange noise may be caused by material trapped in the air gap or ventilation opening.

Baldor motors are particularly vulnerable to high ambient temperatures, as well as dirty working conditions. Be sure to check the maximum operating temperature and duty cycle of each Baldor motor. This information is usually found on the motor’s name plate.

Modify Your Stock Car

It is typical for RC fanatics to modify their stock car based on the event that the RC will join in. For me, since I am fond of street track racing, I usually modify the body of my RC electric motor.  To do so, the consideration is usually the weight of the car and the tracks that I am to race.  When it comes to its weight, one need not to overdo it since it will only cause a terrible driving control and if it’s under modified or just plain stock, you can expect your RC to run as it is or way slow than what you can expect.

In modifying its engine, it usually depends on the type of power you are using.  See and check first if you are into the gas powered one or the battery type since application differs.  With the gas powered, considerations are to be made with the type of engine you are to use.  And with the battery type, the consideration is the motor that it uses.  The electric type is dependent of the coils of the motor.  More coils and gear motor quality are usually the basis to assess if the motor will be working base on the power you wish having.

Types of RC Motors

When most people flick the switch on their remote powered vehicle, they take it for granted that the toy starts moving without a hitch. The key piece of equipment in this process, of course, is the motor. An may not provide the raw power that a nitro one does, but it is more quiet and cleaner. There are two basic types of RC motors for ground vehicles.

~A stock motor cannot be changed in any way. It comes from the factory and must be used as is. When you buy a ready-to-run electric RC car or truck, then the motor that comes with it will be the average stock motor. To save money you can even purchase a used electric motor.

~A modified electric RC car motor is typically more powerful and must be used with a separate electronic speed controller. It has adjustable timing and ball-bearing races.

Getting Started with a New Hobby

When you’re thinking about starting a new hobby, why not consider buying an RC toy? These toys offer the perfect combination of creativity and intense concentration. Not only do they allow you to spend time in the great outdoors flying them, they also allow you to indulge in your mechanical skills by putting them together. But before you leave the store with your new RC toy and RC batteries, make sure to ask the sales clerk a few important questions?

~ What are the advantages and disadvantages of electric flight compared to wet power?
~ What is the best way to get started in electric flight?
~ What are the elements of an electric power system of RC airplanes?
~ What support equipment do I need to start with RC airplanes?
~ How are the electric motor sizes specified?
~ What’s a Cobalt motor and why would I want one?

Leeson Motor

When it comes to anything mechanical there are a lot of different options to choose from. Motors are the same as well. There are different manufactures for all types of parts to your motorized vehicle. Knowing the right type of motor to get is an important key.

A cast iron leeson motor is ideal for tough to handle applications. They are extremely versatile and can be converted within minutes. There are several different types of motors to choose from. It all depends on what you need the motor for.

An Industry Leader

In more than 70 countries worldwide one company is making a name for itself with top-quality, energy efficient motors that work as hard as you do. Their dedication to impeccable quality and great customer service has helped carry them to the forefront of industrial electric motors for a variety of uses. From food service to rock crushing and much more, business owners from around the world have been relying on these products to deliver maximum performance and unparalleled durability.

With a philosophy of continuous improvement Baldor is one company that’s simply not satisfied with good-enough. They want to be the best and their products speak to that goal. Their philosophy guards against resting in mediocrity as they continuously challenge their product designs and materials with ever-evolving demands. Innovation and a commitment to quality are hallmarks at Baldor and every Baldor electric motor is a testament to that.

Save Energy in Your Business

If you own a business then you know what a challenge it can be to maximize the bottom line. Rising energy costs are taking their toll on consumers and businesses alike. No matter what you do, or where you’re from chances are you’re just as susceptible to high energy costs as anyone else. In business this translates into higher overhead and decreased profits. However, many of the causes for overuse of energy can be prevented or completely eliminated.

Aging equipment is among the biggest culprits of energy inefficiency. Dated equipment often must work harder than newer equipment to complete a task. In addition to standard wear and tear you can also face the challenges of design inefficiency. Older equipment won’t feature recent technological advances and are therefore inherently inefficient. Replacing that equipment, or even just the motor, can help you save money in the long run. Using a 3 phase motor can significantly reduce power consumption. They’re favored for their efficiency and can help you bring your bottom line back up. Replace that older equipment or replace their inefficient parts and you’ll be glad you did.

Who is John Galt?

I’ve seen this bumper sticker more and more in recent months, and it’s a rare occasion when I’m actually with someone who understands the reference. This quote serves as the tagline for Ayn Rand’s iconic novel Atlas Shrugged, which espoused the merits of rational self-interest and influenced some of the most influential free market thinkers of the last several decades. Of course, in order to explain the quote I’ll have to give away some key plot points. So if you haven’t read it yet—or want to see the new movie with a clean palate—stop reading.

The identity of John Galt isn’t revealed until well into the book, but we learn that he has designed an electric motor that uses the Earth’s rotational energy to generate its power. The motor is touted as an indefinite solution to the energy crisis and a crowning achievement of engineering and human ingenuity—along with Rearden Steel. The question “who is John Galt?” can be viewed almost as a calling, beckoning the next world-altering inventor and innovator.