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The NORD ECO Service
The NORD ECO BOX provides you with a detailed insight into the consumption of your system and, by analysing the results, reveals opportunities to reduce your energy requirements.
With the NORD ECO BOX, the energy consumption of your drive system or individual drives can be measured in detail for the first time. Only by means of a comprehensive data analysis that allows patterns and outliers to be identified can a meaningful evaluation be made that reveals possible savings potential.
When evaluating and interpreting the collected data, values on consumption, utilisation and TCO are broken down. The key data obtained is used for comparison with other potential drive systems in order to make the best ecological and economical decision.
The use of suitable drive systems can reduce CO₂ emissions, lower energy consumption, and optimise costs for administration, maintenance and wear. Furthermore, variant reduction additionally offers the possibility to streamline production, logistics, storage and service processes.
Primarily, the NORD ECO Service reveals the savings potential of your application in order to optimise energy consumption for lower CO₂ emissions as well as cost savings. Our advisory concept is based on extensive experience in the production of electric motors and cooperation with customers from over 100 industries. This collective knowledge is continuously incorporated into the further development of our drives so that we can offer you suitable products for application optimisation.
After the installation of the NORD ECO BOX between the drive and the power supply, real-time data on permanent loads, load peaks and irregular conditions is recorded over a period of two months. The long period leads to a higher data density, which reveals patterns and random anomalies and enables the generation of a load cycle for the entire system.
An energy measuring device in the NORD ECO BOX tracks current and voltage. It determines the effective or reactive power, i.e. the actual energy consumption, and calculates the proportional power factor.
Upon completion of the survey, the data is uploaded to custom software developed by NORD and automatically evaluated. The customer receives the final evaluation in the form of a PDF document, which outlines the essential key data. We are pleased to assist you with the interpretation of this data.
In the evaluation of the results, the large amount of recorded data allows for the exact reading on whether a system with the dimensions used meets the requirements of the respective application. Oversizing is one of the most common issues that play a role in the optimisation for energy efficiency.
In 40 years of experience in manufacturing and using electric motors, we have gained wide-range insights into practical applications. One example describes the use of a drive system with an average power consumption of 1.1 kW, peaking at 1.9 kW, driven by a 4 kW motor. In this case, the drive utilisation is only 30 percent and thus bears a correspondingly high savings potential. The use of a motor with powers of 2.2 kW increases the utilisation to nearly 50 % and still offers reserves for potential additional loads.
In large systems with numerous drives, for example in intralogistics, the NORD ECO Service can help not only to optimise the power used by the individual drive systems, but also to reduce the number of different systems. This also reduces costs and required capacities for maintenance and spare parts logistics.
The significant advantages of a NORD ECO measurement for a single drive system may even increase when viewed over the entire system. In large plants with numerous drives, for example in intralogistics, the ECO Service can lead to a significant reduction of the different drive systems. Such a reduction in the number of variants can help to minimise administrative costs over the entire system, and to streamline production, logistics, storage and service processes. The highly efficient NORD motors, which provide constant torque over a wide speed range are particularly suitable for reducing the number of variants.
NORD DRIVESYSTEMS has carried out numerous measurements to create load profiles of drive systems. We offer the service for plants with both our own and third-party components. A large number of customers have already benefited from the NORD ECO Service in improving their energy efficiency during production and thus reducing their carbon footprint.
The applications and requirements of our customers are very individual. We offer tried, tested and safe solutions for many applications in the logistics industry.
We call it solution spaces. Tried and tested for common applications with different objectives. Whether your focus is on efficiency, a small number of variants, software solutions or predictive maintenance – we have the right solution for you.
Efficient. Hygienic. Compact.
The new generation of NORD IE5+ synchronous motors is manufactured in-house for use in intralogistics as well as in the food and beverage industry.
Two become one.
DuoDrive is a revolutionary integrated gear unit/motor concept in a hygienic wash-down design. A highly efficient IE5+ motor with a single-stage helical gear unit in one housing.
Frequency inverters and control cabinets
Frequency inverters and motor starters from NORD DRIVESYSTEMS with very high powers of up to 160 kW are available as centralised solutions for control cabinet installations or as decentralised versions for use in the field. Decide for yourself, what is the best for your application.
Our goal for our customers is to reduce the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). This includes all costs associated with the purchase, operation, potential maintenance and recycling of a drive system.
Our wide range of electric motors meet all common global efficiency regulations and standards. Our powerful and robust motors are used in many applications and can be combined with all NORD gear units.