ABB DCX Rolling Roadshow Success!

On Wednesday, August 30th we hosted the ABB DCX Rolling Road Show truck at our new facility in West Chicago. By all accounts it was a very successful event. We had in excess of 30 customers come through the truck and get a personal tour of our plant.

We had a nice buffet of sub sandwiches catered by our good friends at Mario’s Deli in Bensenville.

Thank you to everyone that attended and keep your eyes pealed for news of future events and the return of the Rolling Road Show in 2018.

ABB ACS380 Machinery Drive

Ideal for both machine builders looking to integrate a VFD without incurring significant cost and end users wanting to increase productivity without sacrificing performance, the ACS380 machinery drive is a robust and compact drive, with a power range from .5 to 10 HP, capable of handling a broad range of constant torque applications.

Application of ACS380 in the Paper Industry

The ACS380 features an intuitive control panel with an icon based menu for easy start-up and commissioning.  All essential features are built-in as standard, reducing the need for additional hardware and simplifying drive selection.

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Application for the ACS380 at Bottling Plants

The machinery drives help you use only the exact amount of energy needed to run your motor.  The energy optimizer feature ensures maximum torque per ampere, reducing energy drawn from the supply.  These modular drives easily integrate into machines and automation systems in many industries, including food and beverage, material handling and plastics.  The ACS380 is ideal for applications requiring accurate speed and torque control, such as mixers, extruders, conveyors, and palletizers.

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Food & Beverage industry application of the ACS380

The ACS380 machinery drives are members of ABB’s all-compatible drives family, designed to simplify access and operation, optimize energy efficiency, and maximize performance output.  The purchase cost of a drive is only a fraction of the cost a drive can save during its life cycle.  Energy savings are achieved with drive control providing reduced maintenance and operational costs.

For more information on the ACS380 machinery drive from ABB, contact your Flolo sales representative today of call 630-595-1010 for immediate assistance.


Flolo HVAC Group

What exactly is the Flolo HVAC Group? It’s a group dedicated to assisting HVAC service companies in providing the best in replacement parts for heating, ventilating, air conditioning units and refrigeEASA Graphic West Chicagoration units. We stock a large variety of replacement motors, blower wheels, fan blades and contactors.

 But that only scratches the surface of what our specialists can do for the HVAC contractor. The product knowledge of our specialists, Joe Jensen and Franklin Mitchell in West Chicago and Jim Janesku in Gurnee are second to none.

Both locations carry a large inventory of products that include draft inducer motors for heating units and condenser fan motors for air conditioners and commercial refrigeration units; blower wheels and fan blades; definite purpose contactors and variable frequency drives; circulating pumps and cooling tower motors; power transmission equipment including belts, pulleys, mounted bearings and gearboxes.

Repair services include replacement of seal and bearing assemblies in larger commercial Bell & Gossett and Taco pumps as well as a fully equipped test bench to test small motors and pump assemblies.

The Flolo HVAC Motor Guys are very familiar with all these products and have the capability to help find the proper replacement for all your HVAC and refrigeration requirements. Call Joe or Frank in West Chicago at (847) 695-4799 or Jim in Gurnee at (847) 672-2295.

The Alternative to Stainless Steel

Sealed Surface Conversion SystemNORD nsdtuph

The industrial market has long awaited a product with a large range of standard reducers with the corrosive resistance properties of a stainless steel product without the excessive cost.

In response to these demands, NORD Gear has begun utilizing an electrically catalyzed process to create a uniform case depth protective surface with its existing aluminum alloy housing material.  Combined with a sealer, NORD’s corrosion resistant cleanable Sealed Surface Conversion system (NSDtupH) allows existing aluminum alloy housings to be protected with a base finish that is 6-7 times harder than aluminum alloy.  With its stainless steal hardware, optional stainless steel shafts, optional stainless steel motors and optional food grade lubricants, NORD NSDtupH is the optimal package for applications in a variety of incredibly harsh environments.

Useful in Many Harsh Environments (including but not limited to)

  • Chemical wash down
  • Damp and wet environments
  • Marine/Coastal
  • Food & Beverage industry
  • Car Wash
  • Dairy
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Water and wastewater treatment

Some of the Many Benefits

  • Cost effective alternate to stainless steel
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Chip resistance
  • Non propagating from scratches/blemishes
  • Highly Cleanable low friction surface
  • Non-porous
  • Lighter than stainless
  • Chemical resistant
  • Elimination of galvanic corrosion

For more information on this innovative new product contact your FLOLO sales representative or call (630) 595-1010 today.


A Better Choice Has Arrived

Coupling maintenance and reliability should not monopolize your maintenance team. The Baldor-Dodge Raptor Coupling eliminates these concerns.

 The Raptor’s easy to assemble, patented split natural rubber element significantly decreases total costs of ownership and extends driven equipment life. Built for drop-in interchangeability, the Raptor features an innovative design offering easier installation, reduced maintenance, and improved reliability in a wide range of new and existing applications.

 The Baldor-Dodge Raptor: A better choice has finally arrived.

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Nidec offers Vertical Hollow Shaft Motor Options

Nidec Motor Corporation (NMC), manufacturer of U.S. MOTORS(R) now has two offerings available for the water industry.  With the proliferation of variable speed motors in every industry, including the water industry, they felt the need to provide inverter duty motors with features designed to protect against the punishing effects of pulse-width modulation (PWM) waveforms generated by inverters.

In addition to being premium efficient and being manufactured with inverter grade insulation, all U.S. MOTORS(R) vertical hollow shaft inverter duty motors 15HP and larger now include a shaft grounding ring to short-circuit current that can damage bearings.  And motors 100HP and larger also include an insulated bearing to prevent circulating bearing currents.

Since not all applications in the water industry require variable speed, NMC offers new U.S. MOTORS(R) brand SINEWAVE OPTIMIZED(R) premium efficiency vertical high thrust motors.  These motors, from 7-1/2HP to 600HP, meet the new DOE efficiency requirements, provide a lower cost alternative to inverter duty motors, and provide the construction and reliability that customers have come to expect from the U.S. MOTORS(R) brand.

For more information on U.S. MOTORS(R) Vertical Motors contact your Flolo Sales Rep today at 630-595-1010 or by completing the form below.

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