Motors Offer Reliable Food Safety in Severe Washdown Conditions
Food safety has become a widely discussed topic in food production facilities, specifically the cleanliness of equipment used in production to minimize food entrapment and potential for contamination. Cleaning processes are becoming more aggressive, requiring equipment manufacturers to provide a reliable solution in the harsh washdown conditions.
Providing a product to meet these demands requires proper sealing, smooth contours, and a design that eliminates nooks and crevices for potential food debris build up. These products also need to withstand a high temperature spray, at much higher water pressures and increased flow rates used in the cleaning process. Baldor Reliance stainless steel motors and Baldor Dodge Ultra Kleen gear reducers are rated IP69K for water and are proven to perform in demanding conditions.
IP69K for water rating designation requires products to go undergo aggressive testing. A water intrusion test is conducted as the product spins at 5 rpm while being sprayed at close range, approximately 4-6 inches, with high temperature water, above 176° Fahrenheit and a high pressure, above 1450 PSI, spray. When reliability meets performance in your washdown facility, think Baldor Reliance stainless steel motors and Baldor Dodge Ultra Kleen gear reducers.