Drive solutions for the grain industry

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS offers holistic solutions for the special requirements of the grain industry. NORD supports your plants for filling, storage and emptying, your grain silos and your processes in the processing and production of various products of the grain industry. With in-depth application know-how and worldwide technical support, NORD offers complete drive solutions from a single source.


Drag Conveyors

Drag Conveyors can be used to meter or transport bulk materials from one process to another. Flexible design allows to adopt to nearly every plant layout. They are ideal for handling dry, free-flowing materials in a fully closed design with safety and environmental advantages. Benefits of the drag conveyor include minimal product abrasion during conveying and require less horsepower per volume of material than other types of conveyors. NORD DRIVESYSTEMS‘ compact and versatile design fits almost any plant layout.

  • Foot, shaft, or flange-mounted
  • UNICASE® cast iron housing
  • AUTOVENTTM helps prevent bearing and gear damage
  • 90.1 Helical bevel geared motors offer infinite-life gears & high permissible radial forces
  • Parallel shaft geared motor as an alternative in limited space

Belt Conveyors

Belt conveyors are used for higher capacity, long distance and single outlet conveying at low horsepower with static material on the belt for horizontal and/or inclined transportation of material. NORD DRIVESYSTEMS offers a wide range of 2 stage bevel geared motors to achieve fast belt speeds.

  • Hydraulic couplings or inverter for soft start
  • Back stop option to prevent material flow back
  • Special sealing solutions
  • Shrink disc for easy fixation
  • Torque console, torque arms

Rotary Valves/Feeders/Slide Gates

The bulk material can be regulated, measured and dosed by a rotary valve, feeder or slide gate to ensure the correct material flow in the process. Exact positioning and constant but flexible speeds are important and can be regulated with NORD DRIVESYSTEMS‘ geared motors.

  • Corrosion-resistant versions available for many applications
  • Reverse operation option to remove material blockage (e.g. stones)
  • Foot, shaft or flange-mounted
  • Space-saving design
  • Special sealing solutions

Rotary Screw Silo Reclaimer

Removing material residues from silo grounds is taken care of by rotary screw silo reclaimers. Included intelligent torque control solutions and reverse direction modes protect the application against overloads caused by bigger, harder materials. NORD DRIVESYSTEMS enables this by precise and flexible frequency inverters.

  • UNICASE® cast iron housing
  • Foot, shaft or flange-mounted
  • Reinforced bearing designs for high axial and radial loads
  • Intelligent drive electronics and torque control

Screw Conveyors

Screw conveyors hold a screw in between bearings, which rotates in a housing and thereby transports the material. Over a specific distance, the bulk material conveyed in horizontal, inclined or vertical direction can be accurately metered through the case. NORD DRIVESYSTEMS offers energy-efficient, reliable drive solutions that are easy to install.

  • UNICASE® reducer housings
  • Special shaft sealings for every environment
  • Easy mounting and removal
  • Eliminates the need for top motor mounting, pulleys and belts

Bucket Elevators

Bucket Elevators are used for vertical transport of bulk materials. NORD DRIVESYSTEMS povides flexible solutions for even high-torque applications.

  • Back stop option to prevent material flow back
  • Auxiliary drive with overrunning clutch and incremental encoder available for maintenance mode
  • Special sealing solutions
  • Hydraulic couplings or inverter for soft start
  • Swing base
  • Direct or IEC mounted motors

MAXXDRIVE® Parallel Gear Units

Industrial gear units

  • Performance: 2.5 - 8,075 HP
  • Torque range: 132,800 - 2,495,900 lb-in
  • High strength precision-made one-piece housing
  • Modular and flexible design for optimum adaptation to your application
  • Low running noise

MAXXDRIVE® XT Right-Angle Gear Units

Industrial gear units

  • Performance: 30 - 2,825 HP
  • Torque range: 132,800 - 663,800 lb-in
  • High strength precision-made one-piece housing
  • Optimised housing geometry and airflow to achieve maximum thermal limit powers with axial fan
  • Low running noise

NORDAC FLEX - SK 200E - Frequency Inverter

Greater flexibility, lower costs

  • Power range: 0.25 - 22 kW
  • Protection class: IP55, IP66
  • Wall or motor mounting
  • Maximum flexibility thanks to modular structure

Dust explosion protection

Explosion protected motors

  • Power ranges: 0.12 - 22 kW
  • Efficiency classes: IE1 and IE2

Gas explosion protection

Explosion protected motors

  • Power ranges: 0.12 - 22 kW
  • Efficiency classes: IE1 and IE2


Drive systems provide conveying power in grain mill

Explosion-proof NORD drives support the processing of grain and seeds in the mills of Arnreiter Mühle GmbH. They drive conveying and distribution systems reliably and in continuous operation.

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Application for agricultural Systems at Arnreiter Mühle GmbH.

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Worldwide trade fairs for the Grain Industry:

Country   Trade Fair City Date Booth
UA GrainTech Expo Kyiv 2022-02-15 - 2022-02-17
US GEAPS Exchange Kansas City, MO 2022-03-26 - 2022-03-29 2617
CN China feed industry expo Nanjing 2022-04-14 - 2022-04-19