NORD Gear Corporation, a world leader in drive technology, showcased a variety of its solutions for the packaging industry at PACK EXPO, September 23-25 in Las Vegas. Products included:

NORDBLOC.1 gearboxes: In July 2019, NORD announced the addition of three single-stage gear units to its NORDBLOC.1 line. The new SK 871.1, SK 971.1, and SK 1071.1 represent the three largest single-stage NORDBLOC gear units manufactured by NORD and provide industry-leading thrust load capacity per case size. The new products have a power range of 1.5 to 60 HP, a torque range of 3,540 to 8,850 lb-in., and a ratio range of 1.41 to 8.09:1. With durable UNICASE cast iron housings and optimized bearings, they reliably handle large axial and radial forces.

LOGIDRIVE: Designed for vertical, horizontal, and inclined conveyors, the LOGIDRIVE system features a modular two-stage helical bevel gear unit, IE4 motor, and a decentralized variable frequency drive (VFD). All common field bus and industrial Ethernet interfaces are integrated into these drive units. The use of IE4 synchronous motors minimizes overall lifecycle costs. Efficient operation at partial load and low speeds make this the ideal solution for high-volume manufacturing, warehousing, and packaging systems.

NORD CON app and NORDAC ACCESS BT: The NORD CON app and NORDAC ACCESS Bluetooth stick enable convenient dashboard-based visualization to aid in the diagnosis, parameterization, and monitoring all NORD drive systems right from a mobile device. The Bluetooth stick can be used directly with the frequency inverter and allows users to transfer parameters from one frequency inverter to another.

Helical Worm Gear: The SK 02040.1 helical worm features a die-cast aluminum housing, which guarantees maximum strength and rigidity with low weight. It has a power range of 0.16 to 1.5 HP and an output torque of up to 885 lb-in. The wide range of speed ratios (from 5.37:1 up to 330:1) enables optimum adaptation to the customer's requirements. The motor can be mounted directly without a coupling or via an adapter (IEC or NEMA).

“PACK EXPO is an annual event for NORD and we always look forward to getting out and talking to our customers,” said James Wubbolding, vice president of sales at NORD. “We also network with many new prospective customers. Whether they are designing new packaging equipment, optimizing older designs, or looking for the latest automation technology, NORD offers a complete line of drive solution.”

NORD manufactures a wide selection of gearboxes, electric motors, and drive electronics in various sizes and configurations for companies in intralogistics, food and beverage, airport baggage handling, grain and bulk materials, and other demanding markets. The modular design offers unlimited versatility with more than 20,000,000 combinations of totally unique gear motors and speed reducers available – in-line or right-angle, mounted by foot or flange, featuring solid or hollow shafts – to give customers complete freedom to specify a drive solution that’s perfect for the job.

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