Motors and Mechanical Power Transmission

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS to exhibit innovative logistics drive solutions at MODEX 2022

02 March 2022

NORD DRIVESYTEMS will exhibit the latest innovative drive solutions at MODEX 2022, held March 28-31 at Atlanta's Georgia World Congress Center, focusing on technology for warehousing, distribution and logistics. NORD’s modular design offers nearly unlimited versatility with more than 20,000,000 unique combinations of gearboxes, electric motors and variable frequency drives (VFDs). From conveyors to storage and retrieval devices, NORD is able to meet a wide range of needs.

NORD will display these specialized solutions for the logistics industry at booth B7222:


NORD developed the NORDAC ON/ON+ VFDs to meet the specialized requirements of horizontal conveyor technology and for the combined use with the new IE5+ synchronous motor generation. The VFDs feature an integrated Ethernet interface, PLC functionality, full plug-and-play capabilities, and a very compact design that can be wall or motor mounted. When combined with the NORD modular system, NORDAC ON/ON+ VFDs offer a reliable, highly efficient, economic solution for industrial internet of things (IIoT) environments.

Key advantages:

  • Useable over a wide frequency range
  • Future-ready with IIoT capability, firmware update via Ethernet, and integrated PLC
  • Power ranges up to 1.27 HP
  • Plug-and-play solution for fast commissioning

IE5+ ultra high-efficiency synchronous motors

The new generation of NORD electric synchronous motors offers the highest operational efficiency on theSource: NORDSource: NORD market today with IE5+ technology. These motors feature a compact footprint that can be installed quickly and easily, even in applications where installation space is limited. They produce energy savings, reduce product variants, minimize operating costs, and operate at the same efficiency even under partial loads and low speed ranges. IE5+ motors are compatible with NORD’s modular product system and are available as a non-ventilated variant (N-design) for hygienic wash-down areas or as a ventilated variant (F-design) with a high overload capacity suited for intralogistics.

Key advantages:

  • Power range of 0.5 HP to 5.4 HP
  • Optionally available with IP69K protection or nsd tupHTM sealed surface conversion
  • Flexible motor mounting: direct mounting, NEMA, IEC
  • Constant high efficiency over entire adjustment range
  • Reduced total cost of ownership and fast return on investment
  • U.S. availability
    • 71N design available now
    • 90N, 71F and 90F design available Q3 2022

LogiDrive — The solution for intralogistics

NORD’s LogiDrive solution combines a gear unit, motor and VFD to create a solution that is secure, flexible and 4.0 ready. As a complete package, LogiDrive delivers high efficiency and supports large speed ranges to generate automation for stacker cranes, automated transports and a variety of conveyors for high volume warehousing, manufacturing and packaging systems.

The LogiDrive system consists of:

  • High efficiency two stage bevel gearbox
  • IE5+ permanent magnet synchronous motor
  • Decentralized VFD
  • Power plug connector
  • M12 connectors
  • Incremental encoder
  • Pre-assembled cables
  • Standardized hollow shaft diameters

Two stage helical bevel gear units

Two stage helical bevel gear units feature efficient operation in a modular design. They are made from a high-strength aluminum alloy and available in two housing designs — open for better heat dissipation for high axial and radial loads and closed for easy cleaning in wash-down applications. These robust gearboxes excel in light conveying and processing applications, providing a more efficient and reliable solution than a typical worm unit.

Key advantages:

  • Flexible input and output configurations
  • Foot, flange or face mounting
  • Quiet operation
  • Up to 97% efficiency
  • Large speed range
  • High efficiency for low operating costs

NORDBLOC.1 inline gear units

NORDBLOC.1 units are characterized by quiet, reliable performance with a housing design that offers easy cleaning. These innovative and patented gear units do not have bore plugs or assembly covers, and their smooth surface prevents pooling of liquids and solids. High axial and radial load capabilities enable safe operation and the large speed range provides flexibility in applications. Due to reinforced bearings, these units deliver a long service life, granting a low total cost of ownership and fast return on investment.

Key advantages:

  • Power range 0.16 HP to 50 HP
  • High strength, torsionally rigid housing
  • High output torque
  • Available with nsd tupH and smooth surface motors

Condition monitoring for predictive maintenance

Condition monitoring for predictive maintenance focuses on status-based maintenance rather than time-based maintenance. Operating and drive data are recorded periodically or continuously to optimize the operational safety and efficiency of machines and systems. The data analysis can then be used to extract important information about the drives such as optimal oil change time, early detection of suboptimal operating conditions, and threshold values. The goal of condition monitoring is to proactively maintain machines and plant facilities, reduce downtimes, and increase overall plant efficiency.

Key advantages:

  • Early detection and avoidance of suboptimal operation conditions
  • Machinery and plant downtimes can be planned
  • Longer service life of components and machines
  • Increase system availability
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