Self-draining motors

Designed to meet stringent hygiene standards

  • Self-draining motors
    Self-draining motors

Launched by ABB, the IEC Food Safe motors are part of the Food Safe family that includes stainless steel NEMA motors, mounted ball bearings and gearing. The stainless steel enclosures are easy to clean which makes the series perfect to meet the stringent hygiene standards of the food and beverage industry.

IP69 water protection and laser etched marking

The motors can sustain tough washdown conditions thanks to the IP69 water protection and the encapsulated winding. The absence of any type of external surfaces on the self-draining motors and the laser etched markings avoid the accumulation of contaminants. The motors can withstand high pressure sprays and are fully compatible with clean-in-place (CIP) methods. Food Safe motors also eliminate the need for motor shrouds, which can harbour food particles and allow bacteria to breed.


ABB IEC Food Safe motors are available in the power range 0.18-7.5 kilowatt, in 2-6 pole versions for 230-690 volt at 50 or 60 hertz. They feature IE3 premium efficiency to reduce energy consumption and emissions. Flexible mounting arrangements ensure they will fit almost any application. The motors come in frame sizes 71-132.

Marta Roberti graduated in Linguistic Sciences at the Catholic University of Milan in February 2016. At the same University, she also obtained a Master in Publishing for Print and Digital Media in November 2016. Since June 2016 she is part of the editorial staff of IEN Europe and IEN Italia in TIMGlobal Media.

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