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ABB launches food and beverage grade motor

New wash down motor meets exacting hygiene standards of food and beverage industries.

ABB's stainless steel wash down motorABB has launched its IEC stainless steel wash down motor for the strict hygiene standards demanded by the food and beverage industry. The stainless steel casing, rated to IP69K, means the motor can resist direct water sprays at 100 bar and 80 degrees centigrade, allowing food production equipment to be cleaned in place.


The motor's resistance to corrosion and ability to withstand harsh conditions enhances the reliability of the production time, ensuring maximum uptime.

The smoothly finished surface features laser engraved markings and a self-draining design, discouraging the growth of microorganisms. The bearings are lubricated with H1 food grade grease, ensuring safe operation in food processing environments. Encapsulated windings ensure the motor has a long life in extremely humid conditions.

Cooling is based on the totally enclosed, not ventilated (TENV) method, using only natural ventilation and radiation from the totally enclosed surface, allowing easy cleaning and preventing the ingress of water.

The motor is available as standard in premium efficiency class IE3 and can attain IE5 class when used with ferrite assisted SynRM technology with an ABB variable-speed drive. Meeting the requirements of a wide range of Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) from around the world means the motor is suitable for food applications in many global markets.

Supplied in either 50 Hz or 60 Hz variants, 230 to 690V, the motors are rated from 0.37 to 7.5 kW and with 2 to 6 poles. B14, B5 and B3 mountings make it suitable for a wide range of applications.


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