KB Electronics located in Coral Springs, Florida manufactures a line of DC & AC drives below 5 HP. In one part of its factory, KB had two SMT (Surface Mount Technology) lines and eight zone reflow ovens used for Printed Circuit Board (PCB) manufacturing.
The SMT placement machines use servo drives to select and place Surface Mount Technology (SMT) components (resistors, capacitors, and diodes) onto the Printed Circuit Boards. The reflow ovens heat up the boards to soften the solder and attach the components permanently. When the SMT lines and the ovens are not working, board making at the factory virtually comes to a halt.
Many of the equipment at KB Electronics are designed to operate on three phase power. KB lost one leg of its three phase service from the power company and the Baldor TS130 allowed it to keep operating both SMT lines at full capacity and to preserve a full day's production.
The Baldor generator was purchased in the wake of Hurricane Wilma, which affected the Coral Springs area in 2005. Hurricane Wilma brought a lot of destruction in that area, but KB Electronics was able to do partial production using the Baldor TS130 generator during their 2-week power outage. Baldor industrial mobile gen-sets, available in ratings from 25KVA to 400KVA, are designed for reliable performance. Baldor industrial mobile gen-sets are engineered to be quiet for city use (64-71dBA) and durable enough for rugged country conditions. When used with a transfer switch, the Baldor industrial mobile gen-sets can serve as a stationary automatic standby power source.