NORD’s Grain Industry Solutions on Display at GEAPS Exchange 2021

July 19, 2021
NORD provides the grain industry with safe, reliable, and efficient drive systems solutions that are built for performance and meet the requirements of grain production processes.

NORD offers flexible drive solutions for the grain industry, including bucket elevators, screw, drag, and belt conveyors. These solutions are engineered to provide high load capacities with high output torques, quiet operation, and a long service life. NORD’s modular design also makes these products versatile and highly configurable, meeting your exact requirements to achieve optimal system efficiency. Learn about all of NORD’s grain industry solutions first-hand from our experts at GEAPS Exchange 2021 in Columbus, Ohio from August 6th – 9th at Booth 1309. As the annual conference of the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS), the Exchange is the premier event for grain handling and processing and allows an opportunity to learn from and network with other industry professionals.

NORD will be showcasing these specialized products at this year’s show:

MAXXDRIVE® & MAXXDRIVE® XT Industrial Gear Units – MAXXDRIVE® Industrial Gear Units are used wherever high torques are required. These units have high power density and torque, rugged UNICASE™ housings, and offer high axial and radial load capacities. This makes MAXXDRIVE® the ideal solution for the grain industry as it can easily withstand the harsh conditions of conveyor belt use. MAXXDRIVE® units are also built for long service life, offer several mounting positions, and cater to the needs of various installation requirements. With their high performance and flexibility, they are perfect for use in heavy duty applications, such as bucket elevators, agitators, conveyor belt drives, mixers, mills, drums, or crushers.

Also available with our MAXXDRIVE® units is the Grain Endurance Package. This package combines several additional protective measures that further ensure long life for the units. Features include a drying agent filter, oil inspection glass, oil sample point, quick fit filter trolley connection, and oil drain cock.

Key Advantages:

  • High output torque up to 2,495,900 lb-in
  • 11 case sizes
  • Available as parallel shaft, helical bevel, or right-angle units
  • All bearings and sealing surfaces are machined in single process; no separating joints in housing
  • Reduced spare parts costs and downtime

Screw Conveyor Package – The NORD Screw Conveyor Package (SCP) is designed with the grain industry in mind and offers a compact, cost-effective alternative to traditional screw conveyor drives. Closely stepped speed reduction ratios combined with a directly coupled gearmotor or NEMA C-face input design eliminates the need for top motor mounts, pulleys, belts, or guards. This minimizes parts inventory and eliminates belted input systems for easier system maintenance, increased reliability, and superior drive performance.

Key Advantages:

  • Long service life and low maintenance
  • Parallel and right-angle gear units
  • No belts or external rotating components
  • High efficiency

Electric Motors – NORD electric motors are highly efficient, extremely robust, and can be combined with gear units to provide maximum application flexibility and performance. These motors operate reliably over many years with very high efficiency of up to 95%, reducing operating costs and environmental impact. NORD produces all motors in-house according to stringent standards and can quickly deliver them worldwide.

In certain applications, standard motors cannot be used because the ambient conditions are too harsh, extremely heavy loads must be moved, or there is an explosion hazard. For these cases, NORD also provides explosion protected motors with a power range from 0.16 to 40 HP. These explosion-protected versions are available as options for use in dust and gas atmospheres and are certified according to ATEX, IECEx, and HazLoc.

Key Advantages:

  • High power with lower energy consumption
  • Asynchronous, synchronous, and explosion-proof motors available (dust/gas)
  • Identical motor dimensions allow for change from one efficiency class to the next without having to make mechanical modifications

To learn more about these products and other drive solutions that will be featured at the GEAPS Exchange, visit

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