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How come Gibbons’ totally enclosed stainless steel motors don’t overheat?

The recently-launched Gibbons stainless steel motors contain some great features that make them ideal for applications such as food and beverage processing and chemical manufacturing where the highest standards of hygiene are essential.

For starters, there’s no rating plate under which bacteria and germs can fester. Instead, rating information is laser engraved for a completely smooth surface that can be kept spotlessly clean.

Plus, the totally enclosed non-ventilated (TENV) casing of our stainless steel motors has an IP69K ingress protection rating, meaning it’s resistant to high-pressure water jets used during regular washdowns.

But how can a motor with no cooling fan avoid overheating? The secret is the NEMA class F insulation – achieved by using a higher grade of insulation paper in the motor’s lamination slots – which enables the motor to tolerate temperatures up to 155°C.

For comparison, a standard motor fitted with a cooling fan would generally have a class B insulation rating, allowing a maximum temperature of 130°C to be reached before the equipment fails.

So there you have it. For more information on our corrosion-resistant stainless steel motors, give us a call on 01621 868138 or email and one of our expert engineers will be happy to help.

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