MRO Magazine

Sanitary Motor for Food Processing Is Metric

Many machines in use in the North American food processing industry originate overseas. In most cases, metric-sized European motors need to run at 60 Hz, North American voltages. The nature of this industry calls for a non-corroding, paint-free mo...


April 1, 2004
By MRO Magazine

Many machines in use in the North American food processing industry originate overseas. In most cases, metric-sized European motors need to run at 60 Hz, North American voltages. The nature of this industry calls for a non-corroding, paint-free motor that can be jet-sprayed clean with water and cleaning agents, and that comes in IEC metric frame sizes. Lafert North America has introduced the LA line of CSA-approved metric motors. Features include 300 series stainless steel, IP 565 washdown protection, nameplate data laser-etched right into the frame, drain holes at 90-degree positions, IEC 63-100 frame sizes in two and four poles, 0.25-hp to 4-hp ratings, and various mounting choices.

Lafert North America