Able to withstand water or other liquids, these washdown motors are a good choice for moist environments or when machinery needs to be regularly hosed down and cleaned. They are commonly used in food processing and chemical plants. Choose the motor enclosure type that best fits your application.
Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled (TEFC)
TEFC motors have an external fan mounted to the housing to move air over the motor, helping to prevent overheating when there is inadequate airflow. The totally enclosed housing reduces outside debris from affecting the motor, making these motors a good choice in environments where dust, dirt, and moisture are present.
Totally Enclosed Non-Ventilated (TENV)
Without an external fan or open vents, TENV motors are cooled by air circulated by the motor and are typically more compact than fan-cooled motors. These motors are totally enclosed, which helps to keep outside debris from the motor in damp, dirty, and dusty environments.
Totally Enclosed Air Over (TEAO)
Designed for use with a fan or blower to move air over the motor for cooling, TEAO motors are typically dust tight and provide some protection from moisture.