Efficient drives: NORD at the FMB


NORD DRIVESYSTEMS will be presenting its solutions for increasing energy efficiency of drive systems in mechanical engineering at the FMB supplier trade fair from 12 to 14 October in Bad Salzuflen. The highlight of the stand will be the IE5+ synchronous motor with maximal efficiency class.

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. Accordingly, the IE5+ also provides an optimal energy consumption performance in partial load and partial speed ranges and even tops the highest defined energy efficiency class IE5.

One of the highest efficiencies in this power class

The IE5+ synchronous motor is also part of the patented DuoDrive geared motor, where it has been integrated into a single-stage helical gear unit. Calculated via the system, the geared motor achieves up to 92 percent, one of the highest efficiencies on the market in this power class. “The fewer interfaces, the higher the system efficiency”, Jörg Niermann, Head of Marketing at NORD DRIVESYSTEMS, explains. Integration into the gear unit housing also reduces the installation space and makes several wear-prone parts obsolete, reducing the maintenance effort at the same time.

Drive electronics from NORD can also be perfectly adapted to the requirements of mechanical engineering. Both the NORDAC PRO control cabinet inverter and the decentralised NORDAC ON/ON+ inverter have an integrated multi-protocol Ethernet interface and a powerful PLC for functions close to the drive. It can process data from connected sensors and actuators, autonomously initiate control sequences and communicate drive and application data to the control centre. Both product families meet the requirements of the IE2 efficiency class.

Realising savings potential

“Energy efficiency is one of the central standards in our product development”, Niermann emphasises. Electric drives account for a good portion of industrial electricity consumption – which is why there is also a great deal of hidden potential for savings. “We help our customers to realise this potential”, Jörg Niermann highlights.

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS will be presenting its efficient solutions for mechanical engineering from 12 to 14 October at the FMB in Bad Salzuflen. You will find the drive specialist at stand 20-D4.