At the Passenger Terminal Expo 2019 in London, UK, from 26-28 March NORD DRIVESYSTEMS will be presenting decentralised and innovative drive solutions for cost-effective baggage handling systems. Product highlights include the efficient plug&play solution LogiDrive as well as the PROFIsafe interface module for safe operation of plant and machinery. 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.
NORD decentralised drive technology is used in many applications throughout the world – including airport technology, where for example it contributes to the smooth operation of baggage handling systems. Innovative inverters with integrated PLC perform functions close to the drive and reduce the load on the higher level control system. The drive components have a power range of up to 22 kW and can be supplied with all commonly 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. 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.
PROFIsafe module: Extra Safety
Because functional safety is becoming increasingly important in modern machinery and plant design, the optional module NORD SK TU4-PNS from NORD DRIVESYSTEMS supports the implementation of safe responses via PROFIsafe. 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 extend the safe stop functions of the drive units. Integration of safety functions into the drive unit offers many advantages in comparison with a drive solution with discrete safety technology. Less installation space is required, the number of external safety components is fewer and the system is modularly scalable. The amount of wiring is reduced to a minimum as only a network cable is required. A further advantage is the global availability of safety data for the machine.
Mobile service solutions
With the NORDCON APP and the corresponding Bluetooth stick “NORDAC ACCESS BT“ users benefit from a dashboard-based display 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.
Decentralised drive units from NORD DRIVESYSTEMS are used in many applications throughout the world – including airport technology
The PROFIsafe module NORD SK TU4-PNS provides extra functional safety: If the user reaches through the light grid at full speed, the system is stopped. At the safe speed it continues to run.
With its LogiDrive drive units, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS offers service and maintenance friendly plug & play technology, which features ultimate efficiency and reliability.
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.