NORD Drivesystems geared motors are being used on the Pradier quarry in France
The IECS Company, specializing in the manufacture, assembly and maintenance of quarry and sand pits equipments has chosen NORD gearmotors to power the new aggregates production unit of the Pradier Group.
The French Group Pradier produces 400 000 tonnes of concrete blocks and interjoists per year, which are intended for building materials suppliers. To better control the product value chain, it was decided to re-launch internally the production of aggregates. The IECS company completed the whole installation which provides for ore crushing, screening, and conveying of aggregates to their shipping points. There are 37 NORD Drivesystems helical bevel gearmotors, SK9042 & SK9072 models powered by IEC B5 and IE2 engines used on the Pradier unit.
The company stands out by its very high reactivity. A new emergency assembly and shipping service is offered to all customers since the spring of 2011. Whether it's a motor or a gear motor, with or without variable speed drive, painted or not, the Company undertakes, provided the components are available, to assemble and ship on the same day anywhere in France the assembled equipment, and this for all orders placed before 16:30. For that purpose, the processes, inventory levels and logistics were thoroughly reviewed in 2011. The same service has been set up for spare parts. Energy consumption was obviously an important aspect of the facility. Again, NORD stood out by offering IE2 motors. To comply with new and more demanding standards, in terms of energy savings.