Motors & Motion
Baldor releases Super White Washdown duty motor
By Alyssa Dalton
May 27, 2013 – Baldor Electric Company has introduced its new Super White Washdown duty motor designed for humid and moist environments in the food and beverage industry where motors receive sanitary washdowns on a regular basis. The autophoretic autodeposition exterior surface preparation method makes the white epoxy finish coat of this motor five times more resistant to corrosion and chipping than previous methods, says the company. The shaft, hardware and nameplate are constructed from 300 series stainless steel to help minimize rust and corrosion. The line of motors also includes labyrinth seals on each end of the motor, enhanced sealing around the lead exit, same size bearings on each end, and a moisture resistant insulation system, says Baldor. The motors are NEMA Premium efficient and are available from 1 to 20 HP, 56C through 256TC.