Low voltage increased safety motors

Equipment protection level Gc for zone 2

ABB offers full range of ATEX certified low voltage Increased safety Ex ec IE2 and IE3 high efficiency motors. Motors are designed to meet the needs of each customer and each application where protection against the risk of dust or gas explosions is required.

Key features

  • Certified for variable speed drive
  • Variants for different standards in the oil, gas and chemical sector
  • Type approval for most marine classification societies
  • Application specific design available

Product offering

Low voltage increased safety motors
Cast iron M3GP - IEC frame sizes 71 to 450
Aluminum M3AA - IEC frame sizes 90 to 280
Output power 0.12–2000 kW
Voltage/ frequency 230-690V 50/60Hz
Marking  Ex ec IIC T3 Gc 
Efficiency class IE2, IE3 
Supply Direct on-line and VSD 
Mounting B3, B5, B14, B34, B35 
Cooling IC411 as standard 
Protection  IP55 or better 
Protection type  For zone 2
Temperature classes T1 - T3
Gas group IIB or IIC 
Certification  IECEx and ATEX certified range, wide range of local certificates available 

Tools and services

ABB Optimizer

An online tool that helps you to find the optimal electrical motor for any MEPS worldwide. It also help you to compute the cost of ownership of different motors and get fast access to marketing documents and drawings, test reports and data sheets.


Drive and motor selector

Instead of flipping through paper catalogs or databases of datasheets, find the drive, softstarter or motor you need based on a series of simple questions.

Drive and motor selector

ABB Access 

Scan the QR code to access 24/7 self-services
ABB Access, helps you easily find up-to-date product online data. It also provides easy access to documentation and manuals. If you happen to experience issues with your ABB product, this can be fastly and easily reported online to reach expert support from ABB.

ABB Access

ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor for motors

The ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor converts traditional motors into smart, wirelessly connected devices. It is attached to the frame of the motor; no wiring or machining is needed. Using algorithms, based on ABB’s decades of motor expertise, the ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor relays information about the motor's operation and health via a Bluetooth-gateway or smartphone to a secure server.

ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor for motors

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