MAXXDRIVE® industrial gear units – NORD’s toughest for every situation


The overall portfolio of MAXXDRIVE® parallel and right-angle gear units from NORD DRIVESYSTEMS
offers high output torques from 15 to 282 kNm across 11 sizes. In addition to this proven standard series,
offers the new MAXXDRIVE® XT series with right-angle gear units having a thermally optimised design in seven sizes from 15 to 75 kNm.


In combination with its comprehensive accessories and options programme, the modular system allows for the planning of perfectly matched drive systems for heavy-duty applications like conveyors or agitators. 

MAXXDRIVE® industrial gear units are used when high output torques and powers are required. In combination with the suitable accessories, MAXXDRIVE® provides a technically and economically perfect drive solution for each customer project. MAXXDRIVE® industrial gear units are used when high output torques and powers are required. In combination with the suitable accessories, MAXXDRIVE® provides a technically and economically perfect drive solution for each customer project. 

The comprehensive configuration and mounting options of the MAXXDRIVE® industrial gear unit allow for standardised as well as tailor-made drive solutions. The combination of motor, gear unit, coupling and braking system, for example, results in precisely planned complete units that are supplied ready-to-install, mounted on a motor swing base or a base frame. As an alternative, the motor attachment can be realised via an IEC/NEMA adapter. 

A large variation of available flange and output shaft versions ensures that the customer’s application is ideally matched. The mechanical and thermal design of all NORD industrial gear units is always based on the existing operating data of the application and on the ambient conditions at the installation site. Thus, the MAXXDRIVE® portfolio ensures maximum individualisation, creating drive systems that fulfil the highest demands in terms of reliability and long service life. 


Variety of options for tailor-made application concepts 

Typical MAXXDRIVE® applications are drives for conveyor belts, consisting of an electric motor, a coupling solution and an industrial gear unit with axial fan. The primary focus here is on a sufficient heat dissipation to allow for ultimate thermal limit powers. The new MAXXDRIVE® XT industrial gear units with their heavily ribbed housings are ideally suited for this purpose. The power and speed ranges of the application-optimised two-stage right-angle gear units have been specially designed for applications in which low speed ranges are required in combination with high powers. MAXXDRIVE® XT series output torques range between 15 and 75 kNm with speed ratios of 6.3 to 22.4. MAXXDRIVE® XT industrial gear units are available in seven sizes for powers from 50 to 1,500 kW. Another typical application for this strong range of industrial gear units from NORD includes drives for mixing and agitation processes. By equipping the compact and robust MAXXDRIVE® industrial gear unit with reinforced bearing and flange versions (VL2/KL2 – VL6/KL6), the drive can be optimally adjusted to application loads. Sealless IEC/NEMA adapters (SAFOMI) and a TRUE DRYWELL sealing at the output shaft allow for highest possible operational reliability. The entire drive system – from NORD electric motors to flange connections – is delivered as a ready-to-install unit, which can easily be mounted vertically on the application. 


Networked maintenance concepts 

NORD also offers innovative predictive maintenance concepts specially designed for MAXXDRIVE® industrial gear units. The NORD frequency inverter is an essential component here. The status data available in the inverter can be communicated to a higher-level control or directly to a safe cloud. The inverter can also directly record external sensor data for vibration monitoring or for measuring the gear unit’s oil sump temperature. Changes to the system condition can be detected at an early stage (condition monitoring) and predictive maintenance can be scheduled in good time. 

NORD-Motoriduttori s.r.l.
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San Giovanni Persiceto (BO) – Italy
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Getriebebau NORD GmbH & Co. KG
Getriebebau-Nord-Straße 1
22941 Bargteheide/Hamburg – Germany
Tel. +49 4532 2890 – Fax +49 4532 2892253
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With more than 4,000 employees, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS has developed, produced and sold drive technology for over 50 years, 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 2018 financial year, annual sales amounted to € 700 million NORD now has subsidiaries and sales partners in 98 countries worldwide. The extensive sales and service network guarantees optimal availability, enabling short delivery times and customer- oriented service. NORD produces a very diverse range of drives for torques from 10 Nm up to over 250 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. 


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