Washdown Motors - Family of Products
Outperforms the competition
Lasts over 50x longer
Why HydroDuty is Better
Flared shell keeps moisture droplets away from
Center cavity drain keeps condensation away from
Engineered to last
Drip grooves keep condensation away from bearings
Built for any environment
Patented breather vent vaporizes condensation
Outperforms typical white
Patented breather vent
Provides better pressure stabilization and keeps moisture out
Special seals and stainless steel shaft slinger
Prevent moisture from entering
Waterproof lead splice kit
Reduces risk of lead wire failure
Potted conduit box lead hole
Prevents water accumulation at the leads
Handles twice the load as a typical washdown with
25mm bearings, 47% larger than most competitors
Vacuum Pressure Impregnation (VPI)
Method of encapsulation reduces electric winding failures
Feather Picking Motor
Built to last in the harshest environments
Withstands frequent sanitizing with high pressure sprays and
extreme side loading requirements typical of feather pickers
Outperforms any other feather picker motor on the market, and one motor
change can cost over $15,000 in downtime*
With a comprehensive warranty
Even covers failures from water intrusion
*Assumes $500/minute in downtime and 30 minutes for a motor change.
Built for the toughest environments
WEG Commercial Motors has created a unique testing environment, which lab engineers have dubbed the ‘torture chamber’, to replicate worst case scenarios for its washdown motors.
- High pressure chemical sprays, hot water and flooding
- One cycle takes three hours, simulates one day of operating conditions
– 6 high pressure spay nozzles
– Spray chemicals at 1500 psi, 140 – 150˚F
– Hot chemicals 20% acid/20% alkaline
– Hot water 140˚ – 150˚F
– Flood with 50˚F water for twenty minutes, over a three hour cycle
- HydroDuty, HydroWash, and Picker Plus Motors endured on average 30 times as many cycles than the top 8 competitors
- HydroDuty completed 1767 cycles compared to the next best competitor at 177 cycles
- By creating the torture chamber for testing, WEG Commercial Motors has been able to test all advancements in a true working environment to assure that their motors are the best on the market.
More Tests, More Motor Torture
WEG Commercial Motors has also created a test in which a HydroDuty Motor was submerged into a 55 gallon drum. The motor runs for three hours, then shuts down for thirty minutes. The cycle is repeated, 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
The Reason for the Test
The maintenance manager at a poultry processing plant had experienced motor failure repeatedly, because production lines are washed down several times a day with high pressure hoses. He asked Bluffton Motor Works to prove to him that their washdown motor really could survive any environment.
They submerged one of their HydroDuty motors in an aquarium at the plant’s maintenance shop. Ninety days later, the motor was still running, so the maintenance manager installed it on one of the worst applications in the plant. Four years later, that same motor was still running that same conveyor.
WEG Commercial Motors warrants that its products will be free from defect in workmanship and material at the time of shipment and will conform to the specifications published or agreed to between purchaser and WEG Commercial Motors for a period of one (1) year from date of installation but in no event beyond two (2) years from date of manufacture. Specific to HydroDuty and Picker-Plus motors, this warranty will also cover all water-related motor failures resulting from typical sanitary washdown procedures for the aforementioned period of time.
All warranty claims should be submitted through your authorized distributor. Motors requiring evaluation or analysis may be shipped freight prepaid to WEG Commercial Motors. Prior written authorization from WEG Commercial Motors is required before shipment.
The warranty stated above does not apply to products that have been subject to misuse (including use in a manner inconsistent with the design of the product), abuse, neglect, accident or improper installation (including the failure to use the waterproof splice kit provided with the motor) or maintenance, or to products that have been altered or repaired by anyone other than WEG Commercial Motors or its authorized representative.