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Baldor Electric Co.: ENERGY-SAVINGS SOFTWARE

April 6, 2002
BE$T Software is an energy-savings software tool that calculates annual electricity cost of an existing motor or groups of motors, based on nominal efficiency, compared to the annual electricity of the company’s Standard-E® and Super-E® premium-efficiency motors. After the calculations are made, it then recommends, by catalog number, the best of the manufacturer’s motor(s) for the application and notes the payback period, in months, for replacing the existing motor. If the motor in question is a candidate for an adjustable-speed drive, added energy savings will be automatically calculated. The software accepts data entry from keyboard input, Microsoft Excel, and personal digital assistants (PDAs). This free software has a built-in report writer for simple summary and detailed reports.

Baldor Electric Co., P.O. Box 2400, Fort Smith, AR 72902-2400; 800-828-4920; www.baldor.com (website).

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