Decentralised drive technology for the digital factory of the future

29th October 2018
Posted By : Lanna Cooper
Decentralised drive technology for the digital factory of the future


NORD DRIVESYSTEMS is presenting its decentralised and intelligent drive concepts for the first time in Hall 3A at stand 465 at SPS IPC Drives 2018 from 27th to 29th November 2018. Product highlights include the NORDAC LINK field distributor seriesand NORDAC FLEX as well as the efficient plug-and-play solution LogiDrive.

The decentralised drive components from NORD are freely configurable and can be flexibly adjusted to various applications. Their areas of application range from conveyor technology and intralogistics through applications in the packaging and food industry to pump applications.

The NORDAC LINKfield distributor series is available as a frequency inverter (up to 7.5kW) and also as a motor starter (up to 3kW).

The high plug-in capability translates into fast and easy installation of the units. Commissioning and servicing of the system is performed quickly with the integrated maintenance switch and the local manual control facility. The NORDAC FLEX inverter (up to 22kW) is equipped with an integrated PLC and positioning control POSICON - just like the NORDAC LINK.

The PLC integrated into the inverters can reduce the load on the higher level control and enables a modular automation concept. It is able to process data from connected sensors and actuators and, if necessary, it directly initiates a sequence control. The motor-mounted NORDAC FLEX frequency inverter is modular scalable from batch size 1 and offers multiple options regarding functional security.

Cost reduction through standardisation
In addition to intelligent networking in drive technology, special economical solutions are also often required which, for example, can be achieved through a reduced number of versions. With its LogiDrive systems, NORD also offers service and maintenance friendly plug and play technology. Yet another important component of drive technology. These consist of energy-efficient, standardised IE4 geared motors, 2-stage helical bevel gear units and decentralised frequency inverters to ensure optimised processes and costs.

Configure your drive technology online
In the customer portal myNORD customers can configure their required drive solution from NORD’s standard product portfolio on their own: simply, conveniently and quickly. Due to the clear interface, explicit structure and intuitive navigation, the platform is highly user-friendly. Offers are generated directly and the current order and delivery status can be tracked at all times. 3D models, dimension sheets and outline drawings are available for all standard products.

New Product: Service with APP
With the NORDCON APP and the corresponding Bluetooth stick 'NORDAC ACCESS BT', the company created a mobile commissioning and service solution for all NORD drives. The dashboard-based visualisation is useful for drive monitoring and fault diagnosis. Parametrisation of drives is easily feasible with a Help function and rapid access to parameters. The app also offers other convenient functions such as backup, recovery and oscilloscope.

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