Baldor announced a new line of electric motors: Super-E motors with Baldor Shaft Grounding Brush. Available stock ratings include 1 to 50 HP in Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled (TEFC) or Open Drip Proof (ODP) Foot Mounted designs along with 1/2 to 5 HP in TEFC, C-Face Foot Mounted designs. The motor is designed with a carbon brush mounted internally to divert shaft currents away from motor bearings, thus increasing the life of the bearings. The internally-mounted Baldor Shaft Grounding Brush can prevent voltage spikes from damaging the bearings.
Baldor Electric Company