Agitating, mixing pumping: Drive solutions for process engineering in ATEX versions and with excellent corrosion protection

From 11 to 15 June, NORD will be presenting a wide range of products at ACHEMA in Frankfurt am Main. The main focus is on ATEX compliant drive concepts for the processing industry, as well as the especially robust SK 180E frequency inverter. Drives for pump applications, nsd tupH corrosion protection treatment for harsh environments and industrial gear units in UNICASE housings round off the range of products from the North German manufacturer.

Whether in the chemical, pharmaceutical or food industries, flammable gases and dust in processing industries create serious safety risks for people and machines. NORD DRIVESYSTEMS has been a certified manufacturer for many years and since 2003 its range includes ATEX-compliant drive solutions such as gas explosion protected motors, gear units and electronic drive technology for Zones 1, 2, 21 or 22.

Modular ATEX drives

NORD supplies application-specific drive solutions with individual configurations and equipment from its modular system. The company offers flexible drive concepts with motors which are optionally designed for use with inverters as well as the option of IEC or NEMA motor mounting, or directly on the gear unit for an especially compact solution. The manufacturer’s explosion protection range features the integration of external fans, back stops or brakes (depending on the zone); on request, combined dust/gas explosion protected systems for ambient temperatures up to + 60 °C and delivery world-wide with documentation in more than 20 languages. If required the maintenance intervals which are determined for the specific application can be stamped on the type plates.

Robust frequency inverter for process engineering

With the SK 180 E – NORDAC BASE the NORD range also includes many ATEX-compliant, decentralised frequency inverters for various applications which are not only economical in operation but are also available in protection class IP69K. This ensures that complete sealing of the housing is guaranteed, even for processing applications which require frequent high pressure cleaning. The frequency inverters are used in applications in the packaging and food industry, as well as for conveying and pumping applications.

NORD drives in pump applications

A special focus of NORD is the range of explosion protected pump drives. The fully matched drive systems, consisting of the gear unit, motor and frequency inverter, form master-slave groups which communicate intelligently with each other and therefore take over the monitoring or control of the complete pump system.

Special surface treatment for harsh environments

For use in harsh environments, NORD offers its nsd tupH anti-corrosion treatment for aluminium drive units. This produces a surface which has a similar corrosion resistance to stainless steel. The drives can easily withstand high pressure steam washing as well as contact with aggressive media. Aluminium which is treated with this process is therefore a genuine alternative to stainless steel.

Industrial gear units for heavy duty applications

NORD industrial gear units power heavy duty applications such as agitators, mixers and grinders in food or cosmetic production. Robust helical geared motors or bevel gear units from NORD with one-piece UNICASE housing are especially suitable for such applications. Large roller bearings ensure extremely high load capacities and durability in the application.

At ACHEMA 2018 you can find innovative drive technology from NORD in Hall 5 on Stand 51.

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