Severe Duty motors from Baldor Electric Co., Ft. Smith, Ark. (, can handle everything from caustic chemicals to sawdust to explosive environments. They are protected several ways against outside contaminants, including neoprene shaft seals, gaskets on all joints, and epoxy primer on the cast-iron housing. With ratings from 0.5 to 1,500 hp and a wide variety of frame sizes and efficiencies, the motors are suited for practically all harsh environments and applications.