New Industrial Gear Units Equipped with Ribbed UNICASE Housing

Press Release Summary:

  • Provides high output torques from 132,000 to 2,250,000 lb-in
  • Cover speed ratios from 5.54:1 to 400:1, as well as up to 30,000:1 with an auxiliary primary stage gear unit
  • Ideal for use in heavy-duty applications such as bucket elevators, agitators, belt drives, mixers, mills, drums and crushers

Original Press Release:

NORD MAXXDRIVE® Industrial Gear Units: Ideal for Heavy-duty Applications

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS provides robust industrial gear units that are characterized by very high power density, quiet operation, and top reliability. The modular system with its many configuration options ensures an extremely high level of design flexibility.

MAXXDRIVE® industrial gear units from NORD DRIVESYSTEMS are characterized by high power density, quiet operation, and top reliability – ideal characteristics for use in heavy-duty applications.

MAXXDRIVE® industrial gear units from NORD DRIVESYSTEMS provide high output torques from 132,000 – 2,250,000 lb-in. and are ideal for use in heavy-duty applications such as bucket elevators, agitators, belt drives, mixers, mills, drums and crushers. Thanks to their rigid one-piece UNICASE™ housing they achieve a longer bearing life than gear casings manufactured from jointed parts. They also ensure efficient power transmission and high tolerance for peak loads and impacts. Additionally, their large low-friction rolling bearings allow for extremely high axial and radial load capacities and high-precision axis alignment ensures quiet operation and a long, low maintenance service life. NORD industrial gear units are offered as parallel gear units or as right-angle gear units and cover speed ratios from 5.54:1 – 400:1, as well as up to 30,000:1 with an auxiliary primary stage gear unit. Mounting and fastening can take place on all six sides of the gear unit.

MAXXDRIVE® XT for applications with high thermal limit powers

NORD has developed its MAXXDRIVE® XT Series two-stage, right-angle gear units for applications where high speed (low ratios) and high power performance are required. As a standard, the series is equipped with a ribbed UNICASE housing and integrated axial fan. Due to the increased surface area and air guide covers, cooling air flow is increased to achieve a very high thermal limit. In many cases, additional cooling is not required for these units. Large roller bearings and center distance also increase the load capacity and service life of the components.

Economical modular system

Because NORD’s solutions are based on a modular system, they can offer complete, customized drive systems for a wide variety of heavy-duty applications. This modularity also provides attractive solutions for price-sensitive industries with a comprehensive range of variable frequency drives (VFDs), motors, and gear units, as well as attached components like couplings, brakes, base swing frames, and many other options. For example, various versions of drive and driven shafts, mountings, sealing systems, back stops, auxiliary gear units, cooling equipment, and sensors for condition monitoring (speed, temperature, vibrations, etc.) are available. For each application, respective features are tailored to the specific use of each unit, such as hydraulic couplings, or Taconite seals that effectively protect shaft sealing rings against abrasive dust and corrosion. This customization ensures that each unit will perform at the highest level throughout its entire lifecycle.

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With more than 4,000 employees, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS has been developing, producing and selling drive technology for more than 50 years, and is one of the global leaders of full-service providers in the industry. In addition to standard drives, NORD delivers application-specific concepts and solutions for special requirements such as energy-saving drives or explosion-protected systems. In financial year 2017, annual sales amounted to $781 million. NORD now has subsidiaries and sales partners in 98 countries worldwide. The dense sales and service network guarantees optimal availability, enabling short delivery times and customer-oriented service. NORD produces a very diverse range of drives for torques from 88 to more than 2.2 million lb-in, provides electric motors in the power range of 0.16 to 1,341 HP, and manufactures frequency inverters with the required power electronics of up to 215 HP. Inverter solutions are available for conventional control cabinet installations as well as for decentralized, fully-integrated drive units.

NORD Gear | PO Box 367 | 800 Nord Dr. | Waunakee, WI 53597
Phone: 608-849-7300 x 2957

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