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At Gibbons Engineering Group, we supply Bonfiglioli stainless-steel motors for food and beverage companies in the United Kingdom and in Europe. In this blog, we thought we’d take a closer look at five ways they’re beneficial to users in some of the most demanding industrial applications.

1. IP69K ingress protection

Dust-tight and resistant to high-pressure water jets, the stainless-steel motors are fully protected from debris and liquid exposure which occurs during washdown in food processing facilities. Cleaning your electric motor with a high-pressure washer is far quicker and more hygienic than other methods. This will save time and money in the long term.

2. Laser-engraved motor ratings

Normally, an electric motor’s rating plate provides the perfect breeding ground for bacteria which presents a contamination risk in certain industries, not to mention the accumulation of rust. These motors have their data laser engraved on the casing for a smooth, clean finish.


Being totally enclosed and non-ventilated (TENV), our stainless-steel motors have no fan or cooling fins, which also leaves bacteria with nowhere to hide. The cooling fins are especially difficult to clean in and around the electric motor so having a completely smooth surface is ideal for food production.

4. IE3 efficiency

An IE3 efficiency rating means compliance with European Minimum Energy Performance Standards (EU MEPS) for electric motors is met while consuming less energy than older IE2 equipment. IE3 efficiency means that the stainless-steel electric motor is of premium efficiency.

5. Unpainted

With no paint to chip or flake off, these motors ensure the highest standards of hygiene can be achieved. This is essential in demanding applications such as food and beverage production and pharmaceutical processes.

To see how easy it is to clean a stainless-steel electric motor, click here to see a demonstration video.

To find out more about the Gibbons range of stainless steel motors, give us a call on 01621 868 138 or email

2023-03-06T16:04:09+00:00Electric Motors|
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