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NORD Drivesystems to showcase reliable, high-efficiency drive solutions at PACK EXPO 2022

08 September 2022

NORD Drivesystems will exhibit new, intelligent drive solutions at PACK EXPO International during October 23 to October 26 in Chicago. NORD designs, engineers and manufactures complete solutions focused on energy efficiency, reliability and versatility. Their modular product portfolio offers more than 20,000,000 standard combinations of gear units, motors and control products that fit precise needs without costly custom components.

PACK EXPO attendees can find these efficient drive solutions on display at Booth N-4974.

IE5+ synchronous motors

IE5+ permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSM) deliver next level efficiency and performance from 0.5 HP to 5.0 HP. Two compact designs are available — a hygienic version with smooth surfaces for wash-down applications (TENV design) and a ventilated version for optimized heat dissipation with high overload capacity (TEFC design). IE5+ motors follow NORD’s modular concept to accommodate a wide range of packaging applications.

nsd tupH sealed surface conversion system

NORD’s nsd tupH sealed surface conversion system provides a smooth, easy-to-clean surface that is resistant to corrosion, acids and alkalis, and unlike paint, won’t blister or flake. The treatment is applied to aluminum-alloy housings — permanently transforming the metal’s physical properties and creating a surface that is up to seven times stronger than the original. When compared to stainless steel, nsd tupH provides a lightweight, cost-effective alternative that is more readily available in a variety of gearmotor options. In addition to this innovative wash-down surface treatment, NORD units featuring nsd tupH are also equipped with stainless steel shafts, hardware and special sealing rings to further protect against unwanted moisture entering the gearbox and damaging components.

DuoDrive integrated gear unit and motors

The DuoDrive design integrates a high-efficiency IE5+ motor with a single-stage helical gear unit in oneSource: NORD DrivesystemsSource: NORD Drivesystems compact housing. This solution combines the benefits of NORD’s modular product system with the possibility of reducing system variants through constant torque over a wide speed range. These drives deliver performance of 0.5 HP to 4 HP and produce an extremely high system efficiency of up to 92% — making them well-suited for packaging systems. DuoDrive also features high power density, quiet operation and simple plug-and-play capabilities for fast commissioning.

NORDAC ON/ON+ variable frequency drives (VFDs)

NORDAC ON/ON+ VFDs offer intelligent control of packaging systems with integrated PLC functionality, integrated multi-protocol Ethernet interface, and POSICON positioning. They are compatible with operation of asynchronous and synchronous motors and can be wall-mounted or motor-mounted for versatile installation arrangements to meet application needs. These VFDs deliver performance up to 1.27 HP and feature full plug-and-play capabilities for a reliable, economic solution within industrial internet of things environments.

LogiDrive complete drive solution

The complete LogiDrive solution provides an energy-efficient, standardized and service-friendly drive system that is ideal for high-volume warehousing, manufacturing and packaging systems. The choice of IE4 or IE5+ permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) technology enables drives to maintain high efficiency even within partial load ranges and at low speeds. LogiDrive also minimizes total cost of ownership (TCO) throughout service life, providing a faster return on investment, and maximizing system availability. When NORD gear units and motors are paired with NORDAC LINK VFDs as a part of the LogiDrive system, a wide speed range with high precision regulation is achieved to deliver automation for stacker cranes, automated guided vehicles, a wide variety of conveyors and more.

The LogiDrive solution consists of:

  • High efficiency two-stage bevel gearbox
  • IE4 or IE5+ PMSM
  • Decentralized VFD
  • Power plug connector
  • M12 connectors
  • Incremental encoder
  • Pre-assembled cables
  • High-overload capacity
  • Standardized hollow shaft diameters

Condition monitoring for predictive maintenance

With condition monitoring for predictive maintenance, operating and status data are recorded continuously or periodically to optimize the operational safety and efficiency of machines and systems. The data analysis provides important information to proactively maintain systems, avoid unplanned downtimes, and even determine the optimal time to change oil. Replacing time-based maintenance with status-based maintenance prolongs the service life of components and machines, increases system availability, and reduces service and material costs.

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