NORD Drivesystems

Waunakee, WI 53597


About NORD Drivesystems

NORD Keeps You Moving with Complete Drive System Solutions.

Product Summary

NORD offers gear units, industrial gear units, motors, drive electronics, and specialized complete drive systems for industries worldwide.


800 NORD Drive
Waunakee, WI 53597
United States

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NORD is well established in the power transmission industry and has grown on the strength of product performance, superior customer service, expert technical support, and intelligent drive solutions. NORD is continuously improving and expanding its products to meet the ever changing demands of the industrial market. 

Innovative drive solutions are NORD's specialty and we specify drive solutions for a wide range of applications in nearly every industry worldwide. NORD customers receive extensive sales and engineering support to configure drives for their specific application at a price and quality that is unmatched in today’s competitive markets. 

NORD’s drive solutions include: helical inline, parallel shaft mount, right angle helical-bevel, right angle worm and large industrial gear units with rated torques from 90 lb-in to 2,250,000 lb-in. These gearboxes can be combined with readily available NORD AC electric motors rated from 1/6 HP to 250 HP as well as a full line of AC Vector Drives and motor starters. 

The products NORD manufacturers are easily accessible worldwide through a global network with representation in over 98 countries and assembly in 36 countries. The US headquarters in Wisconsin is one of five assembly centers in North America with local support available through 45 district sales offices and over 500 authorized distributor locations. This support network along with same or next day shipping with zero expedite fees makes NORD the premier drive solution supplier. 

The online customer portal offers a full array of customer-focused tools. Customers can locate NORD sales and distributor contacts, configure products, obtain drawings, and download catalogs/user manuals. Through NORD’s online product quotation and configuration tool, customers can access pricing, place orders, view real-time order status, and obtain tracking information.

Products & Press Releases


Synchronous Motors

Jan. 16, 2024
Nord’s IE5+ permanent magnet synchronous motor, first releases in 2021, now offers ventilated designs and larger frame sizes. The motors are UL/CSA certified and include...

Nord USA, Baked to Perfection: NORD DRIVESYSTEMS Offers Sweet Solutions for the Bakery Industry

Nov. 20, 2023
To prevent damage from cleaning agents and disinfectants, NORD developed the nsd tupHSealed Surface Conversion System. This innovative solution permanently penetrates the surface...
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Nord Drivesystems Offers Variable Frequency Drives from 0.33 to 215 HP

Aug. 26, 2020
Full line of drive electronics provides exceptional flexibility with a wide range of customization options.

Nordac Pro SK 500P: The Latest Generation of Nord Cabinet Mounted Variable Frequency Drives

July 24, 2020
The Nordac Pro SK 500P variable frequency drives from Nord Drivesystems are equipped with an integrated multi-protocol Ethernet interface, multi-encoder interface for multiple...
The SK 871.1, SK 971.1 and SK 1071.1 are the three largest single-stage NORDBLOC gear units manufactured by NORD.

Single-Stage Helical Gear Units

Sept. 1, 2019
The SK 871.1, SK 971.1, and SK 1071.1 are the three largest single-stage NORDBLOC gear units manufactured by NORD.
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Reliable, Worry Free Mixing with Heavy Duty Spread Bearing Design

Jan. 7, 2016
NORD offers several variations of the VL heavy duty spread bearing designs, all which have specific features and advantages based on the specific mixing and agitating application...
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NORD Gear Introduces New Distributed Control Motor Soft Starters

Dec. 4, 2015
Eliminate uncontrolled starting and mechanical strain on your drive components with the SK135E / SK175E soft start drive family.
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NORD Gear Corp.: Vector Drive Series Offers Expanded Power Ratings

Jan. 25, 2013
The SK 200E series is a highly versatile line of distributed AC vector drives customizable for specific applications; the new size 4 drives expand power capacity to 30 hp.

Articles & News

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Supplier News

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS Returns to GEAPS Exchange With Specialized Solutions for Grain and Bulk Material Handling Applications

Jan. 16, 2023
The drive system manufacturer will be displaying their modular line of gear units, industrial gear units, electric motors, and electronic control products at the annual GEAPS ...
Supplier News

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS Offers Robust, Reliable Drive Solutions for Demanding Bulk Material Handling Environments

Nov. 1, 2022
NORD’s solutions include heavy-duty industrial gear units, electric motors, and intelligently controlled variable frequency drives.
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NORD DRIVESYSTEMS to Showcase Reliable, High-Efficiency Drive Solutions at PACK EXPO 2022

Sept. 12, 2022
NORD will feature their IE5+ product portfolio consisting of DuoDrive integrated gear unit/motors, IE5+ ultra high-efficiency synchronous motors, and NORDAC ON/ON+ intelligent...
MAXXDRIVE XD gear units deliver modular, flexible design for optimum reliability and performance for hoist and crane applications.
Supplier News

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS Releases New MAXXDRIVE XD Industrial Gear Units that are Engineered to Perform Reliably for Crane and Hoist Applications

Aug. 25, 2022
The new MAXXDRIVE XD series expands on NORD’s powerful MAXXDRIVE IGU offering with an extended center distance developed specifically for the demands of industrial cranes and ...
The myNORD online customer portal provides customers with convenient access to highly beneficial online tools for flexible collaboration between colleagues and NORD support staff.
Supplier News

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS Enhances the Purchase and Procurement Process with Updated myNORD Online Customer Portal and Spare Parts Shop

Aug. 11, 2022
NORD’s online tools provide customers with a convenient, service-friendly online experience and up-to-the-minute status information.
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The LogiDrive System from NORD DRIVESYSTEMS Provides a Complete, Optimized Solution Ideal for Intralogistics and Airports

July 14, 2022
The modular system is engineered to be maintenance-friendly, cost effective, and energy efficient even with partial load ranges and low speeds.
NORD’s CLINCHER gear units deliver an optimized solution for hot rolling applications.
Supplier News

Reliable Gear Units from NORD DRIVESYSTEMS Withstand Extreme Conditions of the Steel Industry

June 29, 2022
Even under demanding electrical and mechanical loads, NORD drive solutions ensure top performance and safe operation.
New IE5+ synchronous motors deliver superior drive performance and have a smooth, easy to clean surface for heavy wash-down applications.
Supplier News

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS Offers a Wide Range of Specialized Solutions for the Demanding Environments of the Food and Beverage Industry

June 16, 2022
Reliable, highly configurable drive solutions from NORD adhere to the strict hygienic requirements of food and beverage operations.
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Supplier News

MAXXDRIVE® Industrial Gear Units from NORD DRIVESYSTEMS Power High Torque Applications and Stand Up to the Toughest Environments

April 25, 2022
NORD DRIVESYSTEMS engineered MAXXDRIVE® and MAXXDRIVE XT industrial gear units to be the ideal solution for heavy duty applications. They offer highly configurable, complete solutions...
Lightweight, aluminum drive units treated with NORD’s nsd tupH surface conversion system provide durable protection against corrosion and harsh cleaning agents.
Supplier News

NORD DRIVESYSTEM’s nsd tupH™ Sealed Surface Conversion System Provides Optimal Protection for Demanding Environments

April 14, 2022
NORD’s nsd tupH sealed surface treatment is available as an option with a variety of their modular products and provides an easy to clean surface suited for harsh processing and...

Videos & Resources

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Nord Gear's Intralogistic Systems and High-Efficiency Drives

Oct. 7, 2021
At PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2021, Nord Gear showcased integrated technologies for intralogistics and its new high-efficiency drives.
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PACK EXPO Las Vegas Automation Preview

Sept. 3, 2021
Highlights of new automation technologies to be showcased at PACK EXPO Las Vegas from Beckhoff Automation, Festo, Nord Gear, Omron, and Universal Robots. Watch this Take Five ...
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High-Efficiency IE5 Motor and VFD

April 29, 2020
Nord Gear showcases its newest high-efficiency motor and variable frequency drive combination to deliver operating cost savings regardless of the motor's speed and load.
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Nord Gear's Condition Monitoring Software

March 23, 2020
Dan Breitbarth of Nord Gear demonstrates how the company’s condition monitoring software works on Nord’s variable frequency drives, which have internal PLCs for data analysis ...


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Nord Gear’s Nordac On and On+ VFDs feature plug-and-play capability for ease of internet-based networking and feature integrated industrial Ethernet interfaces that are switchable for use with Profinet, EtherCAT, and EtherNet/IP.
PEI 2022

Nord Gear Introduces New Drive and Motor Systems

Sept. 28, 2021
The forthcoming DuoDrive integrated geared motor and Nordac On and On+ drive systems are designed for intralogistics as well as food and pharmaceutical industry production applications...
NORD’s new high-efficiency solutions: NORDAC ON/ON+, DuoDrive, and IE5+ synchronous motors.
Supplier News

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS Announces New High-Efficiency Products at PACK EXPO 2021

Sept. 17, 2021
NORD to showcase their new energy-efficient packaging solutions including the new DuoDrive integrated gear units, IE5+ synchronous motors, NORDAC ON/ON+ and SK500P variable frequency...
NORD DRIVESYSTEMS offers a wide range of reliable, high-quality drive systems for the bakery industry.
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NORD Offers Versatile, Robust Drive Solutions for the Baking Industry

Jan. 4, 2021
With its lightweight, corrosion-resistant gear units, smooth surface motors, and variable frequency drives, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS is a powerful partner for the baking industry.
Nord Gear's LogiDrive system includes a high efficiency Nord gearbox, IE4 or IE5+ permanent magnet synchronous motor, a decentralized variable frequency drive, M12 signal connectors, and an incremental encoder.
PEC 2020

Modular Drive System with High-Efficiency Motor

Nov. 10, 2020
With an eye toward reducing total cost of ownership, the new drive system from Nord Gear features high-efficiency components such as Nord’s high efficiency gearbox and compatibility...
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NORD DRIVESYSTEMS to Host Four Product Demonstrations with Live Q&A at PACK EXPO Connects Virtual Event

Oct. 20, 2020
New products include condition monitoring for predictive maintenance and IE5+ Ultra-Premium High Efficiency synchronous motors.