At LogiMAT 2019 in Stuttgart from 19 to 21 February 2019, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS will present decentralised and innovative drive solutions for digital, modular intralogistic systems.
Intelligent drive technology is the prerequisite for digitalisation and automation of production, because it enables networked or autonomous production processes in “smart factories” and keeps them running. As one of the leading suppliers in the industry NORD DRIVESYSTEMS provides an extensive modular system of decentralised drive technolgy with frequency inverters which are mounted directly on the motor or in its immediate vicinity. NORD drives are networked, autonomous and scalable – and therefore form the basis for intelligent intralogistics.
Efficient drive systems with decentralised intelligence
The drive components have a power range of up to 22 kW and a PLC which is integrated as standard, and can be supplied with all commercially available plug connectors. They can be freely configured and adapted to any application. Thanks to the PLC which is integrated into the inverter, the decentralised drives can form master-slave groups, which communicate with each other and assume control tasks independently. This allows a plant design with production groups and production islands. The PLC processes the data from sensors and actuators and can autonomously initiate control sequences, as well as communicating drive and application data to a control centre, networked components or to cloud storage. This allows continuous condition monitoring and therefore forms the basis for predictive maintenance concepts as well as optimum plant dimensioning.
Greater efficiency and safety
As well as intelligent networking, economical drive technology solutions are required, which can be achieved for example with a tried and tested method for reducing the number of variants. With its LogiDrive systems, NORD offers service and maintenance friendly plug & play technology, which features ultimate efficiency and reliability. LogiDrive drive units consist of energy-efficient IE4 geared motors, 2-stage helical bevel gear units and decentralised frequency inverters to ensure optimised processes and costs.
NORD provides fail-safe communication and safe movement functions according to IEC 61800-5 with the SK TU4-PNS PROFIsafe module. Functions such as SLS (Safety Limited Speed), SSR (Safe Speed Range), SDI (Safe Direction), SOS (Safe Operation Stop) and SSM (Safe Speed Monitor) can be integrated and expand the drive units’ safety stop functions.
Mobile service solutions
With the NORDCON APP and the corresponding Bluetooth stick “NORDAC ACCESS BT”, the company has created a mobile commissioning and service solution for all NORD drives. The dashboard-based visualisation is useful for drive monitoring and fault diagnosis. Parametrisation of drives is easily feasible with a Help function and rapid access to parameters. The app also offers other convenient functions such as backup, recovery and oscilloscope.