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Long-life, wash-down drive technology for the beverage industry

Illustration: Light-alloy nsd tupH drives optimized for wash-down enable efficient cleaning of plants in the beverage industry

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS will showcase industry-specific drive solutions at the drinktec exhibition in Munich, Germany. The German manufacturer draws on an extensive range of standard products with an unmatched variety of drive systems featuring aluminum cast housings optimized for wash-down. These lightweight, corrosion-proofed gearboxes, smooth-surface motors, frequency inverters, and motor starters are particularly easy to clean. NORD offers the supremely effective nsd tupH anti-corrosion surface treatment for aluminum drives, which is approved for food and drink applications in accordance with FDA title 21 CFR 175.300. nsd tupH drives are a durable, low-maintenance alternative to stainless steel or coated systems with lower total costs over the long term. Instead of applying a coating, the nsd tupH treatment hardens and penetrates deep into the alloy surface. Consequently, there is no applied material that could flake off. These drives can even be cleaned with high-pressure steam jets and can be regularly exposed to liquid media without any problems. nsd tupH drives are fitted with stainless steel standard parts as well as stainless steel output shafts by default. The non-ventilated smooth-surface motors run very quietly and do not actively contribute to spreading germs. They meet current international efficiency levels. Induction motors are available with IE2/high efficiency and IE3/premium efficiency and synchronous motors with IE4/super premium efficiency.


AT A GLANCE: NORD at drinktec

  • 11 – 15 Sep. 2017, Munich, Germany
  • Hall A3, Stand 242
  • Anti-corrosion treatment nsd tupH for aluminum drives:
    longer-lasting than anti-corrosion coatings
    less expensive than stainless steel drives
    suitable for wash-down



A developer and manufacturer of drive technology for over 50 years, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS employs more than 3,400 people and is one of the world’s leading suppliers of full-scale, comprehensive drive solutions. NORD’s portfolio ranges from standard drives to customized solutions for demanding application requirements, e.g. based on energy-efficient or explosion-protected drives. Gross sales amounted to EUR 560 million in the 2016 business year. Subsidiaries and distributors in 89 countries around the world and an extensive service network ensure minimal lead times and provide customer-oriented services wherever needed on short notice. NORD’s wide variety of gear types covers torques from 10 Nm to 250 kNm and more. The company also supplies motors with outputs from .12 kW to 1,000 kW and manufactures frequency inverters up to 160 kW. NORD’s inverter line-up features conventional models for installation in control cabinets as well as design types for fully integrated drive units in decentralized automation environments.



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