EBI Electric is a third-generation family business based in Saint-Georges, Québec, Canada, that has been in business since 1946. It is located just a few kilometres from the US-Maine border.

Since 1995, EBI has been designing and manufacturing motors, mainly for drying chambers, to withstand the extreme environmental conditions of drying. These high temperature chamber motors are manufactured specifically for lumber drying.

Over the years, we have tested various motor types and manufacturers in Mühlböck drying kilns. Since 2016, EBI motors have been used with great satisfaction for our projects in North America. Based on the results of the motor tests and the reliability of EBI drying chamber motors, we have decided to use them as standard in our drying plants from now on.


EBI motors for drying kilns
EBI motors for Muehlboeck drying kilns
Only the best is good enough for your drying kiln



With EBI dry chamber motors, you no longer need to worry about the condition of your motors.

More than 20,000 EBI motors are used in over 400 sawmills in Canada, the USA and around the world.

The use of epoxy primer and phase-to-phase insulation are just two reasons why EBI motors are so durable in the extreme conditions of a dry kiln. These can be used in hardwood and softwood chambers.

For EBI motors we can give a warranty of up to 3 years, depending on the temperature:

  • 3 years up to 100 °C
  • 2 years up to 120 °C

Find out about the advantages and features of an EBI engine:

  • 25 years of experience in engine construction, especially for dry chambers.
  • Specially sealed motor housing, against the ingress of moisture, dirt and acid
  • Cast iron housing in one piece for high stability
  • Silicone coating on all components for additional rust and corrosion resistance
  • Oversized, heat-stabilised, relubricatable ball bearings from SKF with C3 clearance
  • High-temperature Viton seal on the drive-side shaft
  • hand-made winding for better heat distribution and dissipation in the stator
  • double coating of each motor with non-hygroscopic paint
  • Service factor 1.15 up to 100 °C and 1.00 up to 120 °C