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NORD's New MAXXDRIVE XT Industrial Gear Units Achieve High Thermal Ratings with Its New and Optimized Housing Design

Press Release Summary:

  • Introduces seven MAXXDRIVE® XT sizes with a power range of 67 to 2,000 HP with speed ratios of 6.3 to 22.4
  • Output torque ranges from 132,000 to 660,000 lb-in.
  • Ideal for continuous bulk material handling, mining and conveying aggregates (coal, copper, lithium and quarried materials)

Original Press Release:

NORD Launches MAXXDRIVE® XT Industrial Gear Units at GEAPS Exchange

The new gear unit series features optimized design for maximum thermal ratings – and is engineered for extreme industrial conveying applications

NORD delivers a full drive package for bulk material handling with the new MAXXDRIVE® XT series. The series includes seven sizes, including the SK 5217 – which will be displayed at the GEAPS Exchange, March 9-12, 2019 in New Orleans, LA.

NORD Gear Corporation is unveiling the new MAXXDRIVE® XT series of industrial gear units at the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) Exchange, March 9-12, 2019 in New Orleans, LA.

The MAXXDRIVE XT series expands NORD’s line of industrial gear unit (IGU) production. The new gear units achieve very high thermal ratings as result of a new and optimized housing design. Together with the increased surface design and optimized fan design, MAXXDRIVE XT gear units are ideal for continuous industrial conveying and bulk material handling applications. In many cases, additional cooling is not required.

The new generation of IGUs supplement NORD’s application-optimized right angle gear units, and is especially suitable for conveyor belt systems. Hani Almoghrabi, NORD’s Large Industrial Drives Product Manager, said “The gear units are ideal for continuous bulk material handling, mining and conveying aggregates (coal, copper, lithium, quarried materials).”

The optimized housing geometry achieves maximum thermal ratings and effective fan cooling through an enhanced fan design and air flow. “NORD’s new MAXXDRIVE XT series is achieving some of the highest thermal ratings in the industry,” says Almoghrabi.

He said the MAXXDRIVE line also offers the industry’s largest range of symmetrical designed IGUs. “Mirror image conveyor installations are possible with the MAXXDRIVE, which can drastically reduce spare units, maintenance and downtime cost.”

NORD is introducing seven MAXXDRIVE XT sizes with a power range of 67 to 2,000 HP with speed ratios of 6.3 to 22.4. Output torque ranges from 132,000 to 660,000 lb-in. The power and speed range were specifically designed for industries in which high speed ranges are required in combination with high powers.

You can find NORD at the 2019 GEAPS Exchange, Booth #2133. GEAPS is the largest international association supporting the grain handling and processing industry.


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 Corp – United States

Member of the NORD DRIVESYSTEMS Group

800 NORD Drive, PO Box 367, Waunakee, WI 53597

Phone: (888) 314-6673

Fax: (800) 373-6673


NORD Gear | PO Box 367 | 800 Nord Dr. | Waunakee, WI 53597

Thomas McLaughlin

Phone:  608-849-7300 x 2957


Getriebebau NORD GmbH & Co. KG

Getriebebau-Nord-Straße 1, 22941 Bargteheide/Hamburg, Germany


Phone: +49 45 32 / 2 89 -0

Fax: +49 45 32 / 2 89 -22 53

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