IEC Electric Motors come in safe and hazardous area models.

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Designed for safe area operation, Process Performance Motors are available in aluminum or cast iron designs in frame sizes from 63–280 with ratings from .16–125 hp. Flameproof and Non-Sparking Motors are certified for ATEX and IECEx as standard in cast iron frame with IP55 rating for increased safety. Available from .75–60 hp, Flameproof models are designed for Zone 1 locations, while Non-Sparking models range from .75–125 hp and are designed for Zone 2 locations.

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Baldor Now Offers a Complete Line of ABB IEC Motors

Fort Smith, Ark.  – Baldor Electric Company now offers customers in North America a complete line of ABB low voltage IEC electric motors. The complete product portfolio includes motors for safe area operation and motors that meet requirements for hazardous area operation.

With stock available in the United States, process performance (safe area) and hazardous area motors are ready for immediate delivery while both platforms are available to be modified through Baldor’s Mod-Express® program to suit specific application requirements.

Process Performance motors are available from stock in aluminum or cast iron designs in frame sizes of 63 to 280 ranging from .16 – 125 HP. The motor platform meets the highest energy efficiency regulations needed for use in the United States with enhanced operating performance to provide reliability for industrial or OEM use.

ABB Flameproof and Non-Sparking motors meet the requirements where hazardous gases may be present. Both platforms are certified for ATEX and IECEx as standard in a cast iron frame with extra ingress protection (IP55) for increased safety. ABB Flameproof motors are available from stock in ratings of .75 – 60 HP. Flameproof motors are designed for Zone 1 locations where incidental explosive atmospheres may be present during normal duty. ABB Non-Sparking motors are also available from stock in ratings of .75 – 125 HP. These motors are designed for Zone 2 locations, where presence of explosive atmospheres is present only by accident.

Custom design IEC motors can be specified with specific requirements to fit almost any application worldwide; from a standard induction motor to a motor that is designed to exclusively be run on frequency converters.

Baldor Electric Company ( is a leading marketer, designer and manufacturer of industrial electric motors, drives and mechanical power transmission products. Baldor, a member of the ABB group, is headquartered in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

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