ABB, Cary, N.C., launched a full range of IEC food-safe motors designed for applications in the food and beverage industry that need frequent sanitation.

IEC Food Safe motors feature smooth stainless-steel enclosures that are easy to clean and sanitize. Plus, they achieve the IP69 water protection rating, and the encapsulated winding enables the motors to last longer than general purpose products in tough washdown conditions.

The external surfaces of the motors are self-draining, with no crevices where particles can collect. The markings are laser-etched onto the frame, avoiding channels and ridges where contaminants could accumulate. 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 harbor 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.