Conveyor System Drives, Hangar Gate Motors

NORD Drivesystems

A designer, producer and distributor of motors and drive solutions, with around 2800 employees, NORD is a global leader in the supply of full-sized turnkey drive systems for almost all industry branches. NORD Drivesystems provides standard drives as well as concepts and solutions for special requirements, such as energy-saving drives and bomb-resistant technology.

Nord Drives and Motors

Nord Drivesystems has furnished airports around the world, including Hamburg, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool,  Johannesburg, Taipei, XiÀN, Kiew and Ottawa airports. Hundreds of efficient NORD drives propel conveyor systems, motor integrated inverters execute sophisticated control tasks, and heavy-duty geared motors move hangar gates.more

Helical-Bevel Gear motor with mounted frequency inverter SK 200E

Boasting more than 40 years of experience in gear making and more than 25 years of experience in drive electronics, NORD is able to supply comprehensive drive solutions

Established in 1965, in Bargteheide near Hamburg, the company now operates subsidiaries in 35 countries. The tight-knit service and supply network ensures optimal availability and minimised lead times. NORD supplies a broad selection of gear systems for torques ranging from 10-200,000 Newton meters including helical and helical shaft gears, helical bevel gears, and worm gear units.

Airport Motor Systems from Nord

Nord's extensive range of powerful, reliable and temperature protected drive systems and frequency inverters offer effective solutions for a range of airport motor systems.  Applications range from passenger bridges, lifts and moving walkways to baggage conveyors and hangar door motors.

Nord's motor models range includes all present efficiency ranges plus motor options like brakes and encoders for dynamic applications, and deliver between 12 and 200 kilowatt power outputs. Geared motors have been manufactured with a UNICASE gear housing ever since this technology was originally invented in Bargteheide in 1981. The UNICASE design, which has undergone continuous improvements, merges all bearing seats onto a one-piece structure, removing the problem of sealing surfaces being deflected by the influence of radial forces and torque.

NORDBLOC 2-stage helical-bevel gear motor

Complimenting their wide range of gears and geared motors, NORD also manufactures frequency inverters for central cabinet installation (SK 500E and SK 700E families) or direct field installation (wall-mounted or motor integrated SK200E series). The broad scope of inverters provides a feature- and performance-graded line-up of solutions tailored to real-world applications like closed loop high dynamic servo performance or positioning. The motor on top inverters combine robustness and highest IP class with the full functional performace of a cabinet inverter at full at 200% overload capability! The decentralized solution is optionally available with all types of fieldbus communications, keyswitches and plugs for power and signal connection.

Frankfurt Airport Baggage Handling Facility

Nord Drivesystems have recently supplied over 1700 geared motors to drive a baggage handling facility at Frankfurt Airport for the new A-plus pier opening in August 2012 for wide-bodied A380 airliners. The system is over seven kilometers in length, with nearly 2000 conveyor components.

Frankfurt Airport's new baggage handling facility is designed to get all baggage to its correct destination in under 45 minutes, operating at 99.62% reliability to match that of the airport's current baggage handling system. NORD have supplied energy-efficient IE2 motors to help the airport meet the Ecodesign Directive. They have also supplied helical and bevel gearboxes, around half of which also feature brakes. The system is designed for a long lifespan with minimum maintenance requirements.less


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NORD Drivesystems
Getriebebau-Nord-Str. 1
22941, Bargteheide

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