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Industry 4.0 ready: NORD at SPS IPC Drives 2017

From 27 to 30 November 2017, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS will present product innovations and intelligent drive solutions for Industry 4.0 at Europe's leading trade fair for electrical automation – SPS IPC Drives.

Industrie 4.0 sps ipc drives

Bargteheide , 2017-10-26

Currently, digitalisation and Industry 4.0 are the essential keywords in industry, production and logistics. In its own specially created application testing area at SPS IPC Drives 2017 in Nuremberg, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS will demonstrate what NORD drive solutions can do for the factory of the future. The networked drive units communicate their status data via the control system or directly into the Cloud. Being stored in the Cloud, the data are available worldwide for evaluation and analysis. Frequency inverters with integrated PLC functionality play a crucial role in this. The integrated PLC processes data from sensors and actuators and if necessary initiates a sequence control and communicates high quality drive and application data to the control centre and networked components. Thus, the entire system of NORD drives can be monitored. The data collected can be used, for instance, to determine the maintenance condition (Predictive Maintenance) and drive capacity. This enables planned maintenance work that can be carried out as necessary, taking into account the current production workload. Advantages: faster service, reduced downtimes and maintenance costs, as well as longer service life of the drive.

Apart from intelligent drive solutions for the so-called “Smart Factory”, NORD will also present product innovations such as NORDAC LINK and LogiDrive at the SPS IPC Drives. The field distribution system NORDAC LINK is a drive control which can be flexibly installed close to the motor. It is available as a frequency inverter (up to 7.5 kW) and as a motor starter (up to 3 kW). Thanks to an integrated PLC and compatibility with all common bus systems, NORDAC LINK can be easily integrated into all modern automation systems and is freely configurable according to requirements and the application. With LogiDrive, NORD has created standardised drive units for intralogistics applications – energy-efficient, maintenance-friendly and cost-optimised. LogiDrive drive units comprise an IE4 synchronous motor with rated powers of up to 5.5 kW, a 2-stage helical bevel gear unit and a NORDAC LINK field distribution system to be installed close to the motor.

NORD at SPS IPC Drives 2017: Hall 3, stand 218

  • NORDAC LINK field distribution system
  • LogiDrive
  • Industry 4.0
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • PLC functionality

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