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Explosion Proof Motors

Baldor-Reliance is the market leader in North American explosion proof motor standards, offering the broadest portfolio of solutions across all industries with hazardous location. Included in our explosion proof line of motors are brake motors that are made of robust steel and cast iron frame that include a spring set brake that resets automatically.  Inverter-duty electrical designs allow for flexible operation and energy savings.
explosion proof


  • 1/2 - 5 hp
  • 56C – 184TC frame
  • 208-230/460 and 230/460 volts
  • UL & CSA certification
  • Class I Group D, Class II Group F&G
  • Inverter-Duty
  • Totally enclosed, robust steel and cast iron frame designs
  • Auto thermal overload (<1Hp), normally closed thermostats (>1Hp)
  • 1.15 SF, Class F insulation, 40⁰C ambient
  • Spring set brake, power off operation manual brake release
  • Brake resets automatically External, separately wired brake
  • Normally closed thermostats
  • Threaded lead inlet
  • NEMA Premium® efficiency with a 3 year warranty

Common industries

  • Chemical, oil & gas
  • Pulp & paper
  • Water / wastewater
  • Mining
  • Food & agriculture
  • Plastic & rubber
  • Metals
  • Division 1 hazardous areas

Common applications

  • Pumps
  • Compressors
  • Fans and blowers
  • Conveyors