“NORD units meet our requirements much better than other drive manufacturers, and the technical support is also fantastic,” says Brad Macaulay, manager of VFM; a Canadian customer in the forest products industry.
Convey using decentralized, integrated drive technology
NORD drives are equipped for the special requirements of systems within the timber industry. Typically conveyor systems are designed in modules and require decentralized, integrated drive technology. The NORD TRIO SK 300E is a perfect solution for such conveyor applications, providing one compact solution consisting of a reducer, motor and inverter.
Move and position using servo technology
Servo technology is a key component and a powerful automation solution for the timber industry. Drilling and milling centers often use edge processing machines or traveling saws in order to produce with maximum efficiency. NORD servo technology couples the controller, motor and gearbox in one. This provides a high level of dynamics as well as increasing quality and efficiency. Additionally, the intelligent servo drives from Nord carry out the drive related control tasks simultaneously via an integrated real-time PLC.
NORD’s servo controller technology provides functions that can be immediately implemented and do not require programming, but rather simply need to be configured. Some examples of applications include material feeders and work piece aligners. Here, the flying saw axle is synchronized to the movement of the work piece. This ensures a perfectly straight cut even if there are changes in the travel speed of the work piece.
A wide range of applications and ATEX conformity
NORD provides conformity to ATEX Standards in accordance to European Directives 94/9/EU and 99/92/EU for motors and gearboxes. Gearboxes for the timber industry are available in protective classes up to IP 67 and handle a large range of ambient temperatures. NORD drives are appropriate in environments with high risk materials such as sawdust, shavings and solvents. This results in a product range with almost universal suitability for design engineers and users in the timber industry.