Back to Blog
KEB Technology

Washdown Servo Motor for Harsh Environments

Jonathan Bullick | November 6th, 2023
Featured Products

When motors are used in applications that are exposed to moisture and chemicals – such as food and beverage processing – they require special design considerations to ensure they will withstand the environment. The STEEL IT epoxy coating option from KEB America provides a washdown servo motor with many of the benefits of a stainless steel motor but at a fraction of the cost.



KEB DL4 Servo Motors provide dynamic control for positioning and cycling tasks. They can easily fit into many industrial applications with excellent torque density and a range of options for voltage and power. The motors are CE and cUL certified, built to IP65 environmental protection standards (IP64 at shaft seal), and have lifetime lubrication.


With the addition of epoxy coatings like STEEL IT and a shaft seal, the motors are able to withstand exposure to caustic solutions and washdown procedures, much like a full stainless steel motor. This makes KEB Servo Motors an economical and cost-effective choice for machine builders and integrators.


washdown servo motors with a jet of water hitting the side
KEB offers an epoxy coating to servo motors for increased protection in harsh environments


Other options for KEB Servo Motors include a range of available encoder types, holding brakes, or fail-safe braking. Planetary gearheads from KEB are a great compliment to the DL3 Servo Motor, particularly for applications that require precise positioning and maximum efficiency. The S6 Servo Drive completes the system, making it easy to integrate precise motion control into a new or existing automated process.


Additional motion control components are available from KEB including robotic-grade encoder cables, modular gearboxes in a variety of configurations and gearing types, and software for maintenance and commissioning.


If you are interested in learning more about our new STEEL IT epoxy coating for servo motors fill out the Contact Us form and an engineer will follow up shortly.

Contact Us

Let's Work Together

Connect with us today to learn more about our industrial automation solutions—and how to commission them for your application.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.