Published in Machines and Equipment
By installing the motor and the gear unit in one single housing, DuoDrive is very lightweight and compact, coupled with very high power density.


Gear unit and motor in one: the new DuoDrive


With the IE5+ synchronous motor, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS is setting new standards with regard to energy efficiency of drive systems in the food industry and intralogistics. NORD has now integrated this high-efficiency IE5+ motor in a single-stage helical gear unit and thus optimised system efficiency. Compact installation space, high power density and very low noise emissions are only some advantages for users in the intralogistics sector or in food and pharmaceutical industries.


The new DuoDrive gear unit/motor combination features high system efficiency and a consistent version reduction paired with a smooth, unventilated and compact design. Elimination of various wearing parts results in lower maintenance. In combination with the simple commissioning of the complete solution via plug-and-play, this results in a significant decrease of the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) compared to existing drive systems. DuoDrive is suitable for use in food and pharmaceutical industries as well as in intralogistics.


Consistently taking integration to the next level

DuoDrive is a NORD DRIVESYSTEMS’ revolutionary integrated gear unit/motor concept in hygienic wash-down design where the IE5+ synchronous motor and the single-stage helical gear unit are installed in one single housing. As a system, the very compact DuoDrive concept achieves a significantly higher energy efficiency than the already proven LogiDrive concept where the IE5+ synchronous motor is combined with the NORDBLOC.1® bevel gear unit. With up to 92%, DuoDrive currently offers the highest efficiency of a gear unit/motor combination in this power class on the market, and achieves very high systems efficiency in the partial load range. It is thus future-proof and a real cost reducer. The first available DuoDrive size covers gear unit speed ratios of i = 3.24 to i = 16.2 and is designed for torque ranges of up to 80 Nm and speeds of up to 1,000 min-1.


Full compatibility with market standards

Like all products from the NORD portfolio, DuoDrive is compatible with the NORD drive electronics and can be equipped with all common hollow shaft dimensions (20 to 40 mm) and flange versions (B5 and B14), or a torque arm. Depending on the customer requirements, Harting HAN connectors, M12 round plug connectors or direct wiring are provided for the motor connection. Different options like encoder feedback or a holding brake are also possible with DuoDrive. As it is easy to clean, corrosion resistant and wash-down capable, DuoDrive is also ideal for use in hygiene-sensitive and harsh environments, and ensures higher system availability and lower cleaning costs through lower cleaning effort.


Company background

With more than 4,000 employees, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS has developed, produced and sold drive technology since 1965, and is one of the leading global full-service providers in the industry. In addition to standard drives, NORD delivers application-specific concepts and solutions for special requirements such as energy-saving drives or explosion-protected systems. In the 2020 financial year, annual sales amounted to 735 million Euros. NORD has 51 subsidiaries in 36 countries and further sales partners in more than 50 countries. They provide technical support, local stocks, assembly centres and customer service. NORD develops and produces a wide range of drive solutions for more than 100 industries, gear units for torques from 10 Nm up to over 282 kNm, supplies electric motors in the power range of 0.12 kW to 1,000 kW, and supplies the required power electronics with frequency inverters of up to 160 kW. Inverter solutions are available for conventional control cabinet installations as well as for decentralised, fully integrated drive units.

Getriebebau NORD GmbH & Co. KG
Getriebebau-Nord-Straße 1
22941 Bargteheide/Hamburg - Germany
Tel. +49 4532 2890 - Fax +49 4532 2892253
Jörg NIERMANN email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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