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Drives for Parcel Processing Centers

Reliable, rugged, networked and intelligent – NORD provides custom and Industry 4.0-ready drive solutions for parcel centers.


Bargteheide , 2018-02-12

Parcel centers place great demands on drive technology. In order to avoid failure and downtime, drive solutions have to be extremely reliable. Also, due to the large volume of drive units required, the systems have to operate at maximum efficiency to reduce operating costs. Easy installation, operation and maintenance, as well as Industry 4.0 -capability are critical factors as well.

NORD bevel or worm gear motors guarantee fast and reliable transport of packages. Even under continuous load, these units showcase exceptional service life with minimal maintenance thanks to high quality gearing. In addition, inverter duty motors with high overload capacity help reduce the number of unique drive variants required in a system. NORD plug and play drive technology offers simple installation and integration with all common field bus systems.

The decentralized frequency inverters are networked and communicate with each other via various interfaces. The integrated PLC can be freely configured and carries out local control tasks autonomously. For example, if backlogs occur at a loading ramp, the conveyor chain can be slowed down to avoid unnecessary downtime. It also allows for continuous monitoring of the drives.

Around the world, intelligent drive solutions from NORD ensure smooth processing and fast shipping. For example, NORD provided the French delivery service Chronopost with 1,100 decentralized drives for their parcel center. With a maximum capacity of 30,000 parcels per hour, the parcel distribution center just south of Paris is one of the most efficient in Europe. And for Australia's fastest parcel sorting system in Melbourne with a capacity of 35,000 parcels per hour, NORD provided 1,000 gearmotors and drives.

AT A GLANCE: NORD drive solutions for parcel centers

  • Avoid downtimes with the frequency inverter’s intelligent PLC
  • Reduced drive variants and spare part inventory
  • High efficienct, complete drive solutions
  • Long service life
  • Low maintenance requirements
  • Plug & Play drive technology
  • Pre-programmable frequency inverters for fast and simple commissioning