Designed for food, beverage and life sciences manufacturers, the new AllenBradley MP-Series stainless steel (MPS) motor from Rockwell Automation offers a full washdown capable servo motor. Government regulations in industries such as food, beverage and life sciences specify definitions for ‘safe' materials that can be used in manufacturing applications. According to the company, the MPS motor meets these requirements with a cleanable design which is in accordance with best practices for food safety requirements. As a result, Rockwell says, manufacturers can place the motor closer to the application, saving space and taking advantage of servo motors in areas where the technology had previously not been available.
Meeting IP66, IP67 and IP69K standards, the MPS motor is designed to provide superior protection against caustic cleaning chemicals and high-pressure washdowns. The motor's passivated 300-series stainless steel housing can be cleaned with caustic chemicals without causing corrosion or motor damage, and the smooth cylindrical housing is designed to withstand 1200 psi washdowns for water and solid ingress protection.