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WEG Electric Introduces Fractional Horsepower Explosion Proof Motors

WEG 7/9/2014

Explosion Proof MotorThis complements the existing line of integral explosion proof motors and now offers the customer a complete Explosion Proof solution.

WEG Electric’s full line of NEMA Premium and High Efficiency Explosion Proof motors is now joined by a complete line of fractional HP motors in both single phase and three phase models. This complements the existing line of integral explosion proof motors and now offers the customer a complete Explosion Proof solution.

They are available as TEFC single phase motors in 2-pole from 1/3HP to 2HP and 4-pole from 1/3HP to 1.5HP. Three phase motors are available as TENV for 1/3HP 2 and 4-pole, TEFC in 2-pole from 1/2HP to 3HP and 4-pole from 1/2HP to 2HP.

Key features of the new WEG fractional HP explosion Proof motors include:

• Class F insulation
• 50°C ambient temperature rating
• Service factor of 1.0
• Long leads for remote wiring
• Thermally protected
• IP 55 rating
• Class I – Group C & D and Class II – Groups E, F & G – T3C
• Foot mount with and without C flange
• Unassembled aluminum conduit box included
• Aluminum endshields
• Three Phase motors also rated for 50Hz (next lower rating)

These motors are suitable for applications requiring UL and/or CSA certification for hazardous locations.

Unlike the competitor motors, this product line comes rated for 50°C (122°F) ambient and also with a superior Ingress Protection rating (IP55) making this standard product suitable for the various environmental conditions found in the field.