In customer projects, Nord Drivesystems says it always aims to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) of a drive system as much as possible, and the company believes that by using highly efficient technology, in combination with a consistent version reduction and standardisation, a significant optimisation of lifecycle costs is possible.
Nord offers a wide range of innovative products and services, assisting drive technology customers in reducing their system’s TCO.
The company said that with the help of its efficient drive solutions on offer, energy costs incurred can then be reduced significantly. In addition, matched online tools facilitate spare part management for the relevant industries.
“In terms of a drive’s lifecycle, 85 per cent of costs are incurred during operation, including energy costs, administrative costs, service and maintenance costs, training and documentation, personnel costs, spare part stocking, as well as failures and downtimes, but also costs for recycling and disposal,” the company explained.
“Aspects like energy efficiency, operational reliability, maintenance costs and version reduction are therefore essential for TCO optimisation.
“The long service life and the low maintenance of Nord drive systems also have an especially positive impact on the reduction of the TCO.
“A most effective measure for reducing the TCO is the use of highly effective synchronous motors. Developed by Nord, these motors have an efficiency class that is sometimes even better than IE5. The current standard in Europe is efficiency class IE3.”
Nord added that synchronous motors reveal their full potential in applications with a partial load range and low speed ranges, and systems such as baggage handling and post and parcel processing can achieve significant cost savings through the use of synchronous motors.
“High-cost reductions are achieved over the entire product lifecycle,” continued the company.
“Nord’s high-efficiency portfolio was developed with focus on the highest energy efficiency, maximum power density and the best possible user-friendliness, which consists of the patented DuoDrive geared motor, the integrated IE5+ synchronous motor, and the Nordac ON frequency inverter.
“It is the ideal solution for reducing the TCO.”
“With the Nord ECO service, the company specialists analyse the drives installed at the customer with regard to their energy efficiency, dimensioning and the number of versions to create a tailor-made drive concept for reducing the lifecycle costs for the existing application.”