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Baldor Introduces the Baldor•Dodge Vertical Gearmotor

New Baldor•Dodge Vertical GearMotorBaldor Electric announces a new addition to our gear reducer product offering, the Baldor•Dodge Vertical Gearmotor (VGM). The VGM offers a cost effective alternative to the 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. The VGM is built on a standard low pole count induction motor platform utilizing proven, highly efficient Baldor•Dodge planetary gearing. This results in a smaller, lighter, highly efficient drive package.

Advantages:
  • Smaller physical size reduces facility requirements, handling, and support structure costs
  • Utilizes low pole count induction motors
    • Better power factor for reduced utility rates
    • Higher efficiency
    • Better availability, standard motor design allows for lower capital cost
    • Lower maintenance costs
  • By using the specific gear reducer ratio required for your application, Vertical Gearmotors provide the exact output speed needed, resulting in a more efficient design with higher reliability and optimum pump performance
  • Thrust loading is easily accommodated within the gearmotor

The Baldor•Dodge Vertical Gearmotor product line is available in 6 sizes, for vertical pump speeds from approximately 100 RPM to 500 RPM. The VGM has torque ratings from 550,000 in-lbs through 7,000,000 in-lbs and approximate power ratings from 750 HP to over 25,000 HP, depending on output RPM.

The VGM is ideal for a wide range of applications including; pumping stations for flood control and wastewater, circulating water in power plants, desalination plants, irrigation systems, and pumping systems for residential and commercial water supplies.