SIMOTICS XP explosion-proof low-voltage motors

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You'll be safer than ever with SIMOTICS XP explosion-proof motors from Siemens. This is because our rugged explosion-proof motors run for a very long time and are absolutely fail-safe, even under the most extreme conditions – for line as well as converter operation. These motors have proven themselves hundreds of thousands of times worldwide. And that's not all: our range of explosion-proof motors is absolutely seamless – covering all requirements with maximum safety and highest operational efficiency. We can also offer drive solutions with double protection to address exceptional requirements. The result is a range of motors that is second to none when it comes to scope and compliance with requirements in the global market.

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New frame sizes of small power ratings for Zone 1 and Zone 21

The SIMOTICS XP portfolio now contains new types with aluminium housing, which extend our motor offer for environments with occassional presence of hazardous gas or dust: Ex eb motors in frame size 63 (1MB1042, power 0.12 to 0.25 kW) and Ex tb motors in frame sizes 63-71 (1MB1011, power 0.09 to 0.55 kW). These motors are certified according to the newest standards, but are also fully compatible with the predecessor motor lines.

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Highlights of SIMOTICS XP explosion-proof low-voltage motors

All advantages of a common platform SIMOTICS Low Voltage Motors incl. tools

e.g. same look and feel, all products in the same tools, knowledge shared to the expert community

Ready for future efficiency requirements

e.g. IE3 efficiency for all motors available, IE4 ≥ 250 kW, Ex Ec, Ex tb/tc, IES values available

Complies with end-user specification & listings

e.g. starting current limitation 600%, qualified for most end-users, covering all common types of explosion protection classes

Converter operation with any converter

e.g. operation with G-/S-series of SINAMICS and also 3rd party PWM converter; Ex db optionally up to 690V

Convincing solutions for your industry

Typical areas of use and applications


Reliable, safe and rugged in operation


Explosion protection and potentially explosive zones

Things to know about potentially explosive working environments, which aspects must be taken into account in a risk assessment and into which zones potentially explosive areas can be divided.

Explosion protection and potentially explosive zones

Technology overview

Our motors comply with European Directive 2014/34/EU (ATEX): As an alternative to the European directive, certificates for IECEx (Australia), EACEx (Eurasian) and CCCEx (China) are also available.

Recommended converters: SINAMICS G and S converter series.
Hazardous Zone
Type of protection
Ex db
Ex eb
Ex ec
Ex tb
Ex tc
Power range
0,25 – 460 kW
0,12 – 165 kW
0,09 – 1.000 kW 
50/60 Hz: 230 – 690 V
Shaft height
71 – 355 mm
63 – 315 mm
63 – 450 mm
No. of poles
2 - 8
2 - 6
2 -8
Degrees of protection
IP55 to IP66
IP65, IP66
IP55, IP66
Motor efficiency class 
IE2; IE3; IE4 (only 1MB5)
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