Baldor Motor Shims Mounting
Foot mounted machines should be mounted to a rigid foundation to prevent excessive vibration. Maudlin Products makes Baldor Motor Shims that can be used if location is uneven. Flange mounted machines should be properly seated and aligned. Note: If improper rotation direction is detrimental to the load, check rotation direction prior to coupling the load to the motor shaft. For V-belt drive, mount the sheave pulley close to the motor housing. Allow clearance for end to end movement of the motor shaft. Do not overtighten belts as this may cause premature bearing failure or shaft breakage. Direct coupled machines should be carefully aligned and the shaft should rotate freely without binding.