German drive technology leader NORD Drivesystems has strengthened its presence in the Indian steel industry, meeting nearly half of the geared motors requirement in the last one year alone.
NORD’s Indian operation has supplied about one out of every two geared motors newly commissioned by the Indian steel industry in the last year, registering a record 46% of the total drive sales volume in this segment in 2013. The NORD brand has risen to its leadership position in the market in less than ten years of activity in the Indian steel industry.
NORD has supplied several thousand geared motor units to dozens of OEMs as well as all major plant builders and operators in the business across India. Major deliveries include over 2,000 geared motors for the universal rail mill in the Bhilai Steel Plant; over 1,000 geared motors for steel production at Jindal Steel & Power; over 500 drive units for the section mill at Jayeswal NECO Raipur; and over 200 units for EOT cranes, transfer cars, and casters in TATA KPO.
Geared motors exposed to heavy mechanical and thermal stress conditions must provide for trouble-free operation in continuous processes, preferably with zero maintenance, while achieving an advanced level of efficiency.
NORD draws on five decades of experience in the steel and metals sector to offer a versatile range of geared motor types across various parameters such as power/torque requirements, bearing life, and oil temperature to enable users to select the most suitable product for a specific steel mill application from a single system to several thousand units.
NORD India’s highly qualified and efficient team of experts offers advice on comprehensive NORD drive solutions available for various different areas of the metals processing industry, including applications in coke and iron making, continuous casting, rolling mills, shearing lines, cooling beds, ladle transportation, furnace charging and discharging, roller tables in section mills, plate mills, hot and cold rolling mills, and various conveying applications across production processes.
Product options include industrial gears, parallel shaft gears, helical inline gears, helical bevel gears, and helical worm gears with solid or hollow shafts that can be combined with highly robust cast iron motors, as well as smart decentralised drives suitable for applications throughout the industry.
NORD’s extensive range of dedicated drive products and proven metals sector know-how ensure that steel industry OEMs, EPC contractors and end users always have the full range of options at their disposal.