At Interpack in Dusseldorf, the drive specialist Nord Drivesystems will present its wide product portfolio and great expertise in the packaging industry from May 4-10, 2023 – from decentralized frequency inverters to energy-efficient drives to high-performance surface treatments for washdown or spray areas.
Whether primary, secondary or end-of-line packaging: For all stages in the packaging process, Nord implements economical, sustainable and tailor-made drive solutions that optimally meet the relevant application-specific requirements and, at the same time, can contribute to a considerable reduction of the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Visit the Nord Stand C26 in Hall 6 at the Interpack trade fair to find out what that means for customized applications. The North German drive specialist will present its modular products and its great expertise in the field of packaging automation. The exhibition highlights include the decentralized frequency inverter NORDAC ON/ON+, the IE5+ synchronous motor, the patented DuoDrive geared motor and the nsd tupH surface treatment.
NORDAC ON/ON+: Decentralized frequency inverter with integrated Ethernet interface
The decentralized frequency inverter Nordac On/On+ is characterized by an integrated Ethernet interface (Profinet, Ethernet/IP and Ethercat can be set via parameters), full plug-in capability and a very compact design. The smart inverters are ideally suited for integration into packaging machinery, saving space as well the extensive motor cable wiring required for centralized frequency inverters. There are two versions available: Nordac On has been designed for use with asynchronous motors whereas Nordac On+ is intended for the combination with high-efficiency IE5+ synchronous motors.
IE5+ motor generation: Efficiency at a new level
With the IE5+ synchronous motor, Nord is setting new energy efficiency standards. Thanks to permanent magnet synchronous motor technology (PMSM), it achieves an efficiency of up to 95 percent – and this is relatively constant over a wide speed and torque range. The IE5+ motor thus provides an optimal energy consumption performance in partial load and partial speed ranges and even tops the highest defined energy efficiency class IE5.
DuoDrive: Seamless integration of gear unit and motor
The patented DuoDrive is an integrated gear unit/motor concept that covers power ranges of up to 3 kW. It combines the high-efficiency IE5+ motor and a single-stage helical gear unit in one housing. The constant motor torque over a wide speed range allows for consistent variant reduction and reduction of operating costs. Together with the simple plug-and-play commissioning, this results in a significant reduction in the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) in comparison with existing drive systems. The unventilated wash-down design with smooth surfaces meets the most stringent hygiene requirements and ensures optimum cleaning.
nsd tupH surface treatment: An alternative to stainless steel
The nsd tupH surface treatment is available for Nordac On/On+ as well as the IE5+ synchronous motor and the DuoDrive geared motor. Thanks to a special method, the surface is made corrosion-resistant and harder and makes aluminum behave like stainless steel with regard to corrosion protection. This is not a coating, but a surface treatment that creates a protective layer which is permanently bonded to the substrate material. So nothing can detach or flake off. The drives are easy to clean and largely resistant to acids and alkalis.