Baldor Washdown & Foodsafe
Baldor Washdown & Foodsafe
Through its relationships with motor manufacturers like ABB Baldor and WEG, D.P. Brown of PA can source the washdown or food-safe motor you need to maintain your operations.
ABB’s Baldor-Reliance® Washdown Duty motors are the widest variety of washdown motors available from our stock. Our motors achieve better performance and reliability through added features such as an improved paint system, inverter spike-resistant insulation system, Class F insulation with Class B (or lower) temperature rise, Mobil Polyrex® EM grease, customer-friendly drain plugs, and shaft seals.
Our team can assist you with motor selection, design, and engineering. When you work with us as your washdown electric motor supplier, you can have full confidence that the motor you've chosen will meet the requirements of your application. D.P. Brown has solutions to keep your motors in service longer, with fewer failures — no matter how harsh the conditions are.
Baldor-Reliance Washdown Duty motors come in a variety of designs to fit the needs of many applications. Choose from White Washdown motors, Paint-free motors, Stainless Steel motors or Food Safe motors to make sure you’re getting the correct level of protection for your specific application. Each design is specifically tailored to different areas and zones within a production environment. We have a solution to keep your motors in service longer, with fewer failures, no matter how harsh the conditions.
Washdown/Food Safe Duty MotorsD.P. Brown of PA has access to an extensive line of painted and stainless steel washdown/food-safe electric motors that are designed to operate in highly corrosive environments.
- Configurations include standard foot mounted, as well as C-Face foot-mounted and C-Face footless
- Totally enclosed, fan-cooled, non-ventilated
- Labyrinth seals on the shaft ends to protect motor bearings by rotating and expelling contaminants
- Removable drain plugs for thorough drainage in all positions
The Baldor and WEG Lines of Washdown/Food Safe Electric MotorsD.P. Brown of PA carries the full breadth of Baldor’s washdown electric motors and accessories:
- White epoxy painted
- General purpose single-phase (IP rating 55) and three-phase (IP rating 55)
- Close-Coupled Pump washdown units (IP rating 55) that are frequently used in industrial water pump applications and food processing settings requiring high-pressure washdowns
- Feather Picker model(IP Rating 56), which is interchangeable with most OEM poultry processing equipment, including MEYN and GAMCO
- Premium Efficient Super-E models that are inverter-ready (IP rating 55)
- Paint-free (IP rating 55) – specially designed for use in situations where caustic cleaning solutions and regular high-pressure washdowns could compromise a painted surface
- Stainless steel (IP rating 56)
- Food-safe Stainless steel with encapsulated windings (IP rating 69)
- Compatible with the Dodge stainless steel Tigear-2 and Dodge Quantis stainless steel reducers
- C-Face foot mounted (NEMA premium and high efficiency) in 1 hp to 10 hp and 0.33 hp to 2 hp, respectively
- C-Face footless (high efficiency) in 0.33 hp to 10 hp
Common Applications for Washdown/Food-Safe Electric Motors
- Food processing, such as poultry, meat, dairy, and snack foods
- Pharmaceutical processing
- Pumps and wastewater
The Importance of Using Foodsafe MotorsFood safety is an essential aspect of the food processing industry, and having food-safe motors plays a crucial role in maintaining hygiene standards and ensuring consumer health. Food-safe motors are specifically designed to meet stringent regulations and requirements, such as those set by the FDA, USDA, and NSF, which ensure that they do not contaminate food products during processing. These motors are constructed from materials that are resistant to corrosion and can withstand frequent washdowns, enabling them to maintain their integrity and performance in harsh environments where high pressure, temperature fluctuations, and exposure to chemicals are common.
The Consequences of Not Using Foodsafe MotorsThe consequences of not committing to uncompromised food safety can be severe — potentially leading to serious health risks for consumers and significant financial losses for businesses. When non-food-safe motors are used in food processing environments, they are more susceptible to corrosion, wear, and damage due to harsh conditions, such as high pressure, temperature fluctuations, and exposure to chemicals. This can result in the release of harmful contaminants, such as lubricants, metal particles, and other foreign materials, into the food, posing a risk of foodborne illnesses for consumers. Moreover, non-food-safe industrial electric motors often have design features that facilitate the buildup of bacteria, mold, and other pathogens, increasing the likelihood of cross-contamination and compromising food quality and safety.
For More Information on Baldor Washdown and Foodsafe Motors, Reach Out TodayWhen you need a washdown motor to keep your operations going, you'll know where to find it. As a trusted washdown and food-safe electric motor supplier, D.P. Brown of PA will provide you with the best unit available. Call, Email, or Request a Quote today.
What is a washdown motor?
A washdown motor is a specialized type of electric motor designed with features that enable it to withstand harsh environments, particularly those encountered in cleaning and sanitation processes. D.P. Brown offers high-quality washdown motors that are built with corrosion-resistant materials, sealed bearings, and protective coatings to ensure reliable performance in wet and demanding conditions.
How long do Baldor motors last?
Baldor motors, known for their durability and reliability, can last for many years with proper maintenance and usage. The lifespan of a Baldor motor depends on factors such as operating conditions, load, and environmental factors.
What is a washdown environment?
A washdown environment refers to a setting where equipment and machinery are frequently exposed to water, chemicals, or other cleaning agents in order to maintain strict hygiene standards. Typical washdown environments include food processing plants, pharmaceutical facilities, and other industries where cleanliness and sanitation are crucial.
What is an inverter spike-resistant insulation system?
An inverter spike-resistant insulation system is a technology designed to protect electric motors from the voltage spikes and electrical stresses associated with inverter-driven applications. This advanced insulation system helps to extend the motor's life and improve overall performance by minimizing the risk of insulation breakdown caused by voltage spikes.
How do I identify a Baldor motor?
To identify a Baldor motor, look for the nameplate affixed to the motor housing. This nameplate contains essential information about the motor, such as model number, serial number, voltage, amperage, and other specifications. If you need assistance identifying or selecting the right Baldor motor for your application, the knowledgeable team at D.P. Brown is always available to help you make the best choice for your specific needs.