Drives for the Packaging Industry

Strong partner with industry knowledge

Manufacturers and operators of all types of packaging machines and transport systems need a strong partner with great expertise in drive technology and profound packaging industry knowledge. NORD DRIVESYSTEMS is this reliable partner.

Asynchronous motors enable the highest process stability, reduce vibrations and the risk of damage to the load or packaging machine. Read more in our white paper "Drive Technology in End-of-Line Packaging".

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Electric drives play an important role for packaging machines. They can be used to convey packaging material, to drive tools, and to form and seal packages. These drives are essential to monitor and control the overall process.

They provide a cost-efficient, precise and reliable possibility to perform movements in the entire packaging process. Electrical drive systems are easy to install, maintenance-friendly, energy-efficient, and can be quickly adapted to the requirements in the packaging process.

We offer you…

  • High-quality, durable and efficient products tailored to your application
  • Vertically and horizontally networked technology with all the options for integrating sensors and integration into the higher level control system
  • Value-added engineering
  • Tailored-made service over the life cycle of your drive systems

Powerful drives in end-of-line packaging

In end-of-line packaging, heavy pallets, boxes, bags and containers are moved. Heavy loads must be transported over long travel distances. This requires individual and powerful drive systems. NORD DRIVESYSTEMS offers drive components for all types of packaging, strapping and palletising machinery from a single source. NORD’s decentrally controlled asynchronous motors with higher inertia are particularly beneficial. Electric drives with higher inertia in the rotor ensure good (motion) control when moving heavy loads. Additionally, they enable the highest process stability.

In end-of-line packaging, we offer drive solutions for the following processes:

  • Palletising
  • Wrapping
  • Strapping

Flexible

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS offers modular and tailor-made drive concepts for your application.

Various mechanical (flanges, shaft sizes) and electronic bus interfaces allow for flexible integration into packaging machinery.

Drive systems with decentralised inverters allow for more structural freedom in the field.

Economical

Decentrally controlled drive solutions from NORD DRIVESYSTEMS are significantly cheaper to purchase than conventional servo solutions.

When used with decentralised frequency inverters, components such as control cabinets and wiring are eliminated and the setup effort is significantly lower.

Depending on the system type and application, the savings can be up to 50%.

Reliable

NORD motors impress with a long service life and low downtimes.

Having an increased inertia, they allow for the reliable movement of even the heaviest loads that can be found in end-of-line packaging.

Their design ensures easy maintenance and, if required, quick and simple replacement.

Efficiently driven with electric motors

In secondary packaging machinery, electric drives have become more popular than pneumatic alternatives over the last years. By comparison, electrical drive systems are more efficient, precise and controllable, allowing for more efficient processes. Furthermore, electric drives have a longer service life and require less maintenance than pneumatic drive systems. For these applications, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS offers a wide portfolio of drive components: motors, gear units and drive electronics – always fully matched.

In secondary packaging, we offer drive solutions for the following processes:

  • Carton erecting
  • Filling
  • Sealing
  • Foiling
  • Enveloping
  • Shrinking

Hygienic drives in primary packaging

In primary packaging, food, pharmaceuticals and other hygiene-sensitive products are often packed. Drive systems in these applications must be easy to clean and resistant to chemical cleaning agents and potential contamination.

In primary packaging, we offer drive solutions for the following processes:

  • Forming
  • Dosing
  • Filling
  • Sealing
  • Labelling

Modular drive concept for all applications

Through all processing stages in the packaging industry, transport and provisioning processes play a decisive role. Depending on whether individual units or larger containers are transported, powerful and efficient drive systems are required that have been optimised for the respective application. With NORD DRIVESYSTEMS’ wide portfolio, we always find suitable solutions that can be individually adjusted to the respective requirements.

For higher-level applications, we offer drive solutions for the following processes:

  • Conveying
  • Pushing
  • Rotating
  • Transporting
  • Packaging handling

Drive technology for the packaging industry

The focus is on positioning accuracy and chemical resistance in primary packaging, and on the performance of the drives in end-of-line packaging. Some applications require higher hygienic standards for the drive components.

Different criteria determine processing stages in the packaging industry: NORD DRIVESYSTEMS offers optimally adjusted components for all stages. Together with you, our industry experts will develop a drive solution tailored to your requirements.

Geared motors

NORDBLOC.1® bevel geared motor

  • Powers: 0.12 kW - 9.2 kW
  • Torque: 50 Nm - 660 Nm

NORDBLOC.1® helical in-line geared motor

  • Powers: 0.12 kW - 37 kW
  • Torque: 30 Nm - 3,300 Nm

UNIVERSAL SI worm gear units

  • Performance: 0,12 kW - 4,0 kW
  • Torque range: 21 Nm - 427 Nm

UNICASE parallel gear motor

  • Performance: 0,12 kW - 200 kW
  • Torque range: 110 Nm - 100.000 Nm
  • Slim design for space-saving installation

Electric motors

IE3 asynchronous motors

  • Powers: 0.12 kW - 55 kW
  • Efficiency class IE3
  • Protection class IP66

IE4 synchronous motors

  • Powers: 1.1 kW - 5.5 kW
  • Efficiency class IE4
  • Protection class IP66

IE5+ synchronous motors

  • Powers: 0.35 kW - 4.00 kW
  • Efficiency class IE5+
  • Compact design

Drive electronics

NORDAC ON/ON+ SK300P

  • Power range: 0.37 - 0.95 kW
  • Decentralised inverter
  • Plug & play for fast commissioning
  • Reduced wiring effort

NORDAC FLEX SK200E

  • Power range: 0.25 - 22 kW
  • Decentralised inverter
  • Plug & Play for fast commissioning
  • Reduced wiring effort

NORDAC LINK

  • Power range: 0.35 - 7.5 kW
  • Flexible decentralised inverter
  • Simple installation due to plug-in capability

NORDAC PRO

  • Power range: 0.25 - 22 kW
  • Control cabinet inverter
  • Multi-protocol Ethernet interface

Hygienically packaged food

Jütro GmbH & Co. KG Konserven und Feinkost from Jüterbog in Brandenburg is a traditional company that is specialised in the production of ketchup, remoulade sauce, mayonnaise and salad cream. The Brandenburg company equipped a new PET bottling plant completely with geared motors and frequency inverters. Read here what convinced them about NORD DRIVESYSTEMS’ solution.

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Case study: SYMACH

The Dutch machine manufacturer SYMACH successfully produces palletising machines. Instead of control boxes installed on the top of the machine, they now rely on decentralised drive units from NORD DRIVESYSTEMS. This results in various advantages.

Read more about them here:

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Decentrally controlled
drive solutions in end-of-line packaging

NORD asynchronous technology with its increased inertia implements decisive advantages in end-of-line packaging. When moving heavy loads, it ensures better (movement) control than conventional servo solutions that must be adjusted to the respective application via large gear ratios. Furthermore, it enables ultimate process stability and reduces vibrations and the risk of damaging the load or packaging machine.

Find out more in our white paper: White paper “Decentralised drive solutions with controlled frequency inverters in end-of-line packaging”.

We look forward to seeing you in person

You can now visit us again at specialist trade fairs and find out personally about complete drive solutions from the NORD DRIVESYSTEMS modular system.

Country   Trade Fair City Date Booth
ES Hispack Barcelona 2024-05-07 - 2024-05-10 Hall 3, Level 0, Street G, Stand 178
DE Fachpack Nuremberg 2024-09-24 - 2024-09-26
ID Allpack Kemayoran 2024-10-09 - 2024-10-12
CN CeMAT Shanghai 2024-11-01 - 2024-11-04
US PACK EXPO Chicago, IL 2024-11-03 - 2024-11-06 5025