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Why Gibbons stainless steel motors solve hygiene issues in food and beverage production

The demanding food and beverage industry requires that producers operate to the strictest hygiene regulations, which can be difficult to achieve when it comes to electrical and mechanical equipment such as electric motors used to power conveyors and mixers.

There are two reasons for this. Firstly, electric motors have cooling fins and a rating plate which provide the perfect place for bacteria to thrive – clearly not acceptable in an environment in which food and drink is being produced.

Secondly, the equipment used in the food and beverage sector is subjected to routine washdowns with high-pressure jets, with the exposure to water potentially leading to corrosion of internal components and the outer casing.

With this in mind, Gibbons now stocks ultra-hygienic high-performance stainless steel electric motors that are ideal for this challenging industry. These paint-free motors are not fitted with a rating plate; instead the motor details are laser engraved on the casing. In addition, there are no cooling fins – making this motor completely smooth and impermeable to high-pressure water. Users can therefore carry out washdowns with complete confidence that their motors will continue to operate as normal.

Here’s a summary of the benefits of Gibbons’ stainless steel motors:

  • Totally enclosed non-ventilated (TENV) casing with an IP69K ingress protection rating – meaning the motor is dust tight and protected against powerful high-temperature water jets
  • Smooth, paint-free surface removes contamination risk
  • IE3 efficiency class for compliance with latest EU MEPS legislation

Technical information:

  • Frame size 63–90L
  • Power rating 0.12–1.5kW
  • Four poles
  • S1 duty
  • Maximum temperature 60°C

Find out more about our stainless steel electric motors by calling Steven Burmby on 01621 868138 or email

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