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Efficient drive solutions for the airport industry

Whether check-in, sorting, high-speed transport or baggage reclaim – To ensure a smooth baggage handling process, intelligent, powerful and highly flexible drive technology is required. NORD DRIVESYSTEMS is completely familiar with the requirements of this sector and offers its drive systems as optimal solutions for different airport applications .

Bargteheide , 2021-09-28

NORD is one of the world's leading full-range suppliers of electrical, mechanical and electronic drive technology, selling scalable drive solutions for all subarea of intralogistics. Individual requirements must be met in each area. In large intralogistics projects for airports, competing requirements often have to be reconciled. The two major factors to reduce the TCO are energy consumption and the number of drive versions used. However, there is a conflict of objectives between the approaches of energy efficiency optimisation and version reduction. One of the particular strengths of NORD is its ability to optimally harmonise these two conflicting areas. The manufacturer offers different geared motor versions that are specially tailored to the respective baggage handling system (BHS).

Energy efficiency and version reduction in airport applications

The quiet and highly efficient IE5+ motor generation from NORD has been designed with a special focus on use in intralogistics. The especially energy-efficient, robust and compact permanent magnet synchronous motors have considerably lower losses than the current IE4 series and offer a constant high efficiency over the entire adjustment range. Versions may be reduced by using only one geared motor and frequency inverter size for a specific speed and load range. Controlled via the frequency inverter, this drive unit may then cover all required operating points for lower performance requirements or other speed ranges. Thus, the new IE5+ motors expand the possibilities of the drive systems from NORD and ensure optimised performance with reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) – conditions which are also beneficial for airport applications. Completely new for this application is the fully integrated gear motor with pending patent: NORD DuoDrive.