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Nord exhibits drives for digital factories at Hannover

Nord Drivesystems are exhibiting drive solutions for digital factories of the future at the Hannover Fair 2018. These include Nordak Link decentralised field distributors, smart drives with cloud links for predictive maintenance, as well as LogiDrive – the drive solution for intralogistics.

The Nordak Link series field distributor for applications in modern, networked intralogistics systems is a drive control for flexible close-to-the-motor installation. It is available as a frequency inverter (up to 7.5 kW) or a motor starter (up to 3 kW) and enables rapid commissioning, simple operation and maintenance, says the company.

Thanks to an integrated PLC and compatibility with all common bus systems, the freely configurable field distributor can be integrated into all modern automation systems.

Networked Nord drive units communicate their status data via the control system or directly into a secure cloud communication. Among other things, this enables predictive maintenance – from conveyor drives up to industrial gear units.

Recording of performance data also enables optimal dimensioning of the system as well as continuous condition monitoring of the drives.

With this, Nord supplies intelligent drive technology for digitalised production in Industry 4.0. With the example of an industrial gear unit application, the company demonstrates possible predictive maintenance solutions especially for this group of products.

In addition to intelligent networking in drive technology, and particularly in intralogistics, special economical solutions are also often required which for example can achieve savings through a reduced number of versions.

With its LogiDrive systems, Nord provides efficient and maintenance-friendly plug&play technology. It consists of standardised versions with IE4 geared motors at rated powers of up to 5.5 kW, a two-stage helical bevel gear unit and a frequency inverter – a combination that ensures optimisation of processes and costs.