Food & Beverage

Durable washdown motors engineered for food and beverage processing environments

When you need a motor that will stand up to the rigors of food processing or beverage manufacturing, look no further than U.S. MOTORS® brand motors. Manufactured by Nidec Motor Corporation, U.S. MOTORS brand carries a reliable, low-maintenance washdown motor for every food and beverage motor application. Whether you need a food and beverage motor for meat packing, sugar refining, pharmaceutical manufacturing or some other need entirely, we’ve got you covered.

U.S. MOTORS washdown motors are certified to meet Baking Industry Sanitation Standards (BISSC). If maximizing uptime and reducing energy costs is your goal, you’ll want a motor designed for your specific process and operating environment. U.S. MOTORS brand washdown motors are available in a variety of horsepower and speed sizes, each built to last – both inside and out. We also provide unique, time-saving washdown fan motors.

Shaft seals and waterproof features will prevent dirt, grime and moisture from entering your motor. To protect against external corrosion, you can choose from stainless steel models, motors coated with USDA-approved, non-toxic white epoxy paint or paint-free products that deliver superior performance in the face of caustic chemicals and high water pressure. In every case, you get a high-quality, cost-efficient food and beverage motor with the design elements needed for your application. Some of our superior washdown motors include:

SILVER BULLET® stainless steel washdown available through 10 HP

  • All stainless steel external construction
  • INPRO/SEAL®† VBS bearing isolator on drive end
  • INVERTER GRADE® Insulation System (meets NEMA MG-1 Part 31)
  • 303 stainless steel shaft
  • Laser-etched nameplate


Painted washdown motors available through 15 HP

  • V-ring rotating lip seal on shaft end
  • 303 stainless steel shaft
  • Moisture resistant sealer on interior components
  • Gasketed conduit box to help prevent moisture from entering motor


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