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Food and Beverage

Food and beverage

Industry Overview

The food and beverage industry is under constant pressure to adapt and evolve to meet consumer demand.  This means increased production, safety and reliability – all while maintaining a commitment to efficiency and sustainability.  

Optimizing production in this context is about more than simply finding a supplier. It’s about finding a partner. A partner who understands these big picture challenges. A partner who’s willing to listen. A partner who understands your business – and your goals – from farm to fork and every process in between. ABB offers a full line of Baldor-Reliance® motors designed to meet the demands of the food industry: from outdoor duty motors used in farming and agriculture with features to protect from dust ingress and harsh environments to washdown duty motors that come in direct contact with food products and require harsh sanitary cleaning.

food safety

Food safety

 Underspecifying a motor used in food processing can be very costly. Selecting and installing a motor based on operating environment is paramount to ensuring your process runs without interruption and keeps your operation clean and safe. Baldor-Reliance motors are categorized by these food zones to help customers select the right motor for their equipment. Following the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) guidelines, food equipment standards are designed in a manner that classifies different surfaces or areas of equipment into defined zones of exposure. 




Food companies not only have to consider food safety, but also are under pressure to improve their operating and maintenance costs. A longer lasting motor that does not constantly need to be replaced due to water ingress, corrosion, or failure is a more sustainable solution. ABB has the best-in-class Food Safe motors that will outlast and outperform any motor in the most challenging food processing environments.

Common applications

  • Food processing
  • Conveyors
  • Cooling and refrigeration
  • Pumps
  • Mixer
  • Grinder
  • Extruder
  • Fans and blowers
  • Packaging equipment
  • Cooling tower
  • Decanters
  • Compressors

Common industries

  • Agriculture
  • Bakery and confectionary
  • Brewery and beverage
  • Dairy
  • Grain handling/processing
  • Food retail
  • Meat and poultry
  • Seafood
  • Ingredients (sugar)