We are looking to expand our facilities in India
NORD can provide detailed consulting on energy efficient use of drive systems, says
PL Muthusekkar, Managing Director, NORD Drivesystems
What is your offering to the drive systems market?
The drive systems are very important component of a cement machinery. They transmit power to the entire machinery, thus, resulting in their movement which in turn helps processing. Though indirectly, drivesystems significantly contribute to overall performance of the entire equipment. The more efficient the drive system, the more efficient the machinery and the entire process.
We manufacture wide range of geared motors, motors, frequency inverters. We are the only manufacturer in the world which produces industrial gear units up to 229 kNm as UNICASE versions. NORD´s wide variety of gear types covers torques from 10 Nm to 2,00,000 Nm. The company also manufactures motors delivering outputs from .12 kW to 200 kW, and power electronics ranging from frequency inverters to servo controllers.
Are you looking to expand your production capacity?
We are certainly looking for expanding our facilities in India due to the last 5 year CAGR and looking beyond, it augments for setting up a greenfield project. We are in the process of identifying new location based on the addressing markets and logistics advantages.
What are the technological developments in cement machinery manufacturing?
Technological developments are focused not only on cement machinery but in general on overall operations of the entire industry . The developments are going towards more energy efficiency and cost saving concepts!
Do you have an R& D division?
As we are a supplier for drive systems , our researches and developments are not focused directly to a certain industry sector! Nevertheless, we have an Industry sector management, responsible for market researches and evaluations to find out the requirements and needs of this market to provide best-fit products of the type mentioned above! Developments for certain industry sectors, as well as for the cement market, were done and will be done in the future as well!
How does NORD as a supplier to cement machinery contribute to cost saving?
Use of latest technology in a plant in terms of machinery sure offers significant cost advantage. One of the methods to save operations cost is through saving overall energy consumed in processes. NORD as a supplier for drive systems for the cement machinery industry can offer a wide range of energy efficient drive systems such as helical bevel gear units instead of worm gear units or high-/premium-efficiency motors.
In addition to these, our product range includes highly optimised and energy efficient decentralised drive solutions whcih we have been developing for past 5 years now. We have expanded NORDAC-DA flexible decentralized concept with a further module. The new SK 200E frequency inverter series is designed to be mounted directly on the motor terminal box to create a combined, fully integrated unit for use in the field. Similar to the SK 500E inverter series, which was launched two years ago, the new models provide a continuous range of performance and various optional features, which greatly simplify the selection of models to suit the particular application.
NORD can provide detailed consulting on energy efficient use of drive systems and can work out a concept, perfectly fitting to the customers/machineries requirements which in turn will lead to reduction in overall cost by a remarkable figure.