Drives and Controls Magazine
H2W acquires Baldor linear motor range from ABB
Published:  30 October, 2014

The California-based linear motor specialist H2W Technologies has acquired Baldor’s range of linear motor products, including cog-free and iron-core brushless motors, single- and dual-axis stepper motors, AC induction motors and voice coil actuators. The terms of the transaction have not been revealed.

In a brief statement, H2W says it will use Baldor’s tooling and manufacturing practices to produce direct replacements for the Baldor linear motor products. It adds that it will integrate the Baldor products seamlessly into its existing portfolio.

H2W claims that it now has the largest range of linear motor products in the industry. The company, which has been designing and producing linear electric motors for 38 years, now offers a “complete” line of linear motors including single- and dual-axis steppers, DC brush and brushless motors, voice coil actuators, and AC induction motors. It also offers ballscrew, leadscrew and belt-driven positioning stages, as well as limited-angle torque motors, three-phase brushless rotary servomotors and digital servo amplifiers, and permanent magnet linear brakes.

H2W will produce direct replacements for Baldor linear motors

Baldor was bought by ABB for $4.2bn in 2011. Last year, ABB sold off Baldor’s generator-set business.