EBMS Series Explosionproof Motor Starters


EBMS hinged cover motor control enclosures are used:

  • In damp, wet, dirty, dusty hazardous locations
  • In areas where frequent wash downs are necessary or where heavy rain or water spray is prevalent
  • For across-the-line starting, stopping, speed changing and reversing of polyphase AC induction motors
  • To provide motor overload and undervoltage protection
Type Magnetic motor starter
NEMA/EEMAC Sizes 0; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5
Max. HP Polyphase 2; 3; 5; 7 1/2; 10; 15; 25; 30; 50; 100; 200
Voltages 120; 240; 480; 600
Body, Cover, and Operating Handle Material Copper-free aluminum
Operating Shaft and Bushing Material Stainless steel
Interior Parts Material Sheet steel, electrogalvanized
Cover Bolt, Washer, and Retractile Spring Material Stainless steel


  • Rugged, corrosion resistant, cast copper-free aluminum construction (less than 0.4 of 1%)
  • Motor starter operating handle located through the right side wall of the body permits visual confirmation of correct component assembly and operation
  • Total compliance to the wiring end room requirements of the National Electrical Code® and Canadian Electrical Code
  • Semi-clamshell enclosure design, with an external flanged ground joint between body and cover makes interior components more accessible
  • Minimum enclosure-to-enclosure spacing with little interference between the opened cover and an adjacent enclosure
  • Copper-free aluminum hinges allow the cover to swing well out of the way
  • Stainless steel, quick release, captive, hex head cover bolts
  • Stainless steel springs provide clear indication cover bolts are fully retracted from body
  • Versatile, internal operating mechanisms allow for field adjustment to accommodate popular manufacturers' starters
  • Simple, straightforward installation of starter on pre-drilled mounting plate within enclosure; mounting plate also field removable
  • Neoprene cover gasket permanently attached to the cover seals out moisture
  • Bodies have top and bottom drilled and tapped entrances for power conduits plus one at the bottom for control conduit; removable reducers are supplied as standard, to accommodate smaller size conduits; all conduit entrances are plugged
  • Tap-on mounting feet
  • Optional EMPS control devices may be added to enclosure cover
  • Steel bracket for lifting larger enclosures during installation supplied as standard