Steel Industry


Today’s steel industry has evolved into an enormous, complex and specialized sector that caters to the global demand for automobiles, ships, construction and building structures. Steel plants demand peak performance on a 24x7 basis with zero-maintenance at the highest possible efficiency levels.



NORD Drivesystems

Possessing great expertise in drive technology solutions, NORD Drivesystems is now well known in the steel industry as a systems supplier offering individual project consultancy. NORD has made a name for itself due to the reliability and performance of their motors in the harsh environment of the steel industry. Although motors form a small proportion of the investment volume of a steel works, they are a vital part of the plant as a whole. The drive units must operate in a harsh environment, which often involves extremely high temperatures. This means that they must be appropriately designed to perform within the requirements of the steel-making industry. NORD drive units are used for roller conveyors, which run continuously and are rarely accelerated, and in contrast for reversing steel rolling mills, where the direction of rolling is reversed after each rolling process. Reversing operation places extreme electrical, mechanical and thermal stresses on the drive unit. Rolling operation is characterized by the fact that the rollers, including the material being conveyed, has to be accelerated within a very short time. This rolling action includes rapid switching cycles, and reversal of the rotational direction.

Delivering quality globally

NORD, founded and with world headquarters in Germany, represents a 45 year tradition of quality and reliability. With a global presence in more than 60 countries, every industry relies on us to offer the very best. Our successful climb to the elite list of gear motor manufacturers is due to our strategy to listen to, and work closely with, our customers. Together, with the help of our customers, we have created optimal drive solutions and have experienced solid growth as a company. Our products embody an innovative combination between compact mechanics and intelligent electronics. We market and produce a complete product line of mechanical and electronic drive components that includes quality gear reducers, motors, AC vector drives, servo controllers and decentralized drive technology. Together, NORD and our customers are building long term, successful business relationship.


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