The manufacturer's free electronic catalog on CD-ROM, version 9.0, contains a wide variety of technical information on more than 6,500 of the company's motors, drives, and generators. Product information includes nameplate data, dimension drawings, performance and test data, replacement parts, and accessories. A search function allows users to find products even if only limited information is provided. The catalog includes the BE$T Energy Savings Tool, which calculates an existing motor's annual electricity usage based on its nominal efficiency versus the annual electricity usage of Baldor Standard-EÂ® or Super-EÂ® premium-efficiency motors, the company says. The tool is designed to calculate energy savings in applications where a variable-speed drive is used.
Baldor Electric Co., P.O. Box 2400, Fort Smith, AR 72902-2400; 479-646-4711; www.baldor.com.