NORD is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of drive technology for mechanical and electronic solutions.

NORD’s Industry 4.0 ready range of drives includes geared motors, motors, industrial gear units, frequency inverters, motor starters and frequency inverters for decentralised drive control – all ready to play their part in the Smart Factory.

The networked drive units communicate their status data via the control system or directly into the Cloud. Being stored in the Cloud, the data is available worldwide for evaluation and analysis.

Frequency inverters with integrated PLC functionality play a crucial role in this. The integrated PLC processes data from sensors and actuators and, if necessary, initiates a sequence control and communicates high quality drive and application data to the control centre and networked components.

Thus, the entire system of NORD drives can be monitored. The data collected can be used, for instance, to determine the maintenance condition (predictive maintenance) and drive capacity. This enables planned maintenance work that can be carried out as necessary, considering the current production workload.

This results in faster service, reduced downtimes and maintenance costs, as well as longer service life of the drive.

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