ABB Drive Registration

Register your ABB drive now and protect your investment!

You get:

  • 6 months extended warranty *
  • Access to ABB worldwide service network to look after your drive
  • Customer support contacts
  • Online product manuals
  • Maintenance recommendations

*Meet following criteria to qualify for 6 months extended warranty:

  • Registered drive is ACS880-01, ACS800-01, ACS800-U1, ACS580-01, ACS550-01, ACS550-U1, ACH550-01 and ACS510-01
  • Drive is located in one of the 49 countries listed in end user license agreement
  • Drive is registered within 24 months from manufacturing
  • See full details in End user license agreement in English


Register your drive one of three ways:

     Register Online

Baldor Generators to Become Part of Generac

ABB, the leading power and automation company, today announced it has signed an agreement to sell all assets of Baldor’s generator-set business to Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC, “Generac”). Generac is a leading producer of generators and other engine powered products, headquartered in Waukesha, in the US state of Wisconsin. The sale is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2013. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

ABB is divesting the generator-set business because of limited synergies with ABB’s core portfolio and because Generac is in a better position to create additional value from the business. The business was acquired as part of ABB’s acquisition of Baldor Electric in 2011, and accounts for about three percent of Baldor’s total sales. Baldor’s generator-set business produces in its facility in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, a broad line of portable, standby, prime power and peak-shaving generators from 3 – 2,500 kW in LP, natural gas or diesel for every power requirement.

“The divestment is in line with our strategy to continuously optimize our portfolio and to focus our efforts on driving profitable growth in our core automation and power businesses,” said ABB CEO, Ulrich Spiesshof “Overall, the fit between ABB and Baldor is excellent, as we are seeing from the value that has already been created.”

Baldor CEO, Ronald Tucker, added that the transaction would benefit both firms’ employees and customers. “This sale will allow Baldor to focus on industrial electric motors and mechanical power transmission products in line with ABB’s core portfolio, while enabling the generator-set business to become part of a company solely focused on the manufacturing, distribution and sales of these types of products.”

ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people.

Generac ( is a leading designer and manufacturer of a wide range of generators and other engine-powered products. As a leader in power equipment serving residential, light commercial, industrial and construction markets, Generac’s power products are available internationally through a broad network of independent dealers, retailers, wholesalers and equipment rental companies.

June 2013 Newsletter

Motor Life Cycle and Failure

Motors fail for a variety of reasons, the two most common bearing failure and over-current.  Bearing failures account for over 60% of motor failures and often start a cascade effect leading to overheating in the motor, causing insulation to fail.  Over-current failures will often occur when a motor is undersized or the voltage drops below the nameplate rating.

Depending upon the application, design life could vary from 20,000 – 40,000 hours.  There are many factors that will come into effect with a long service life and environmental hazards such as higher temperatures can damage multiple parts of the motor, breaking down both the electrical insulation and bearing grease.  Some applications have unavoidable severe conditions and will suffer a shorter life.    In those types of applications, we recommend using either severe duty or motors that meet the IEEE841 standards, to help mitigate some environmental hazards that can cause corrosion, abrasion, or other contamination of the motor.

The best way to preserve motor life is by adhering to the manufacturers guidelines for maintenance as well as mitigating conditions that reduce motor life such as dirt, voltage imbalance, over/under voltage, vibrations, lack of overload protection, and high moisture.

You can find the Installation and Operating Manual for Baldor motors by clicking here.


Now Stocking 5000 frame motors

The Rocky Mountain Baldor Denver warehouse is now stocking motors in our above NEMA  5000 frames up to 800HP.  Our Salt Lake Warehouse will be stocking motors up to 500HP.

These motors are high efficiency and come standard with a ground lug in the conduit box, DE shaft slinger, and a 3-year warranty.  Additionally these motors come standard with 100ohm platinum winding RTDs (2-per phase) and space heaters.

These motors as always are available to you 24hrs a day.



The ABB Rolling Road Show


The Denver office recently welcomed the ABB Rolling Road Show to showcase Baldor and ABB products.  The road show truck contains 60,000 lbs of product and comes equipped with its own generator to be setup anywhere.

A sampling of the ABB product line is setup for demonstration and interaction.  The road show is a great way to introduce customers to the broad array of ABB and Baldor products that are available including the new ACS 800.


To see a virtual tour of the Roadshow check out the video below.

Interested in having the Rolling Road show stop by your office.  Please Contact us for more information.