NORD step up to the challenge of the Waste Industry

You'll find NORD in over 100 different industry types, one industry you'll find many NORD drives is in the recycling industry.

The recycling industry has seen unprecedented growth in the last 20 years. Demand for new and innovative ways to recycle our waste has increased, there's a move away from the traditional waste disposed to landfill because of the high costs and the environmental impact. The UK has seen the recycling rate for Waste from Households (WfH) has risen from just over 11% in 2000 to 44% in 2019.

Whilst new Materials Recycling Facilities (MRF), Energy Recovery Facilities (ERF), Anaerobic digestion (AD), along with glass, metal and wood recycling centres are being built, many older sites have had to cope with an increase in demand with older machinery.

The conveying equipment used in typical MRF facilities are housed in challenging environments. Hot in the summer, cold in the winter, dusty and dirty. The demands on the conveyor drive are critical, any outage could cost the customer £'s in lost production!

NORD work with the recycling industry to mitigate the possibility of lost production. Understanding the demands of the environment is critical to ensuring the performance of the drive. A number of sites throughout the UK have been interested to understand how NORD can support them by either reducing downtime, increasing performance or upgrading efficiency.

Only recently NORD have supported our customers in their desire to meet the increasing demands by:

  • Designing out old in-efficient worm boxes with IE1 motors for high efficient bevel helical gearmotors with industry leading IE3 efficient motors!
  • A glass recycling facility saw several gearmotor failures over a short period of time. NORD upgraded the drives by changing the gearbox seal material to a more durable FKM (Viton seal) and increasing the motor IP protection from IP55 to IP66, mitigating the environmental stress that the gearbox was seeing with standard material and IP55 protection!
  • Helping a customer replace several competitor products because of long delivery times and replacing them with NORD units. By doing this the customer had confidence that NORD can build, paint and despatch on the same day, covering breakdowns they may have, ensuring the plant remains operational.

Because of our strong engineering background and a desire to meet our customer demands with proven solutions, demonstrates that NORD have become the market leader in solution-based applications.

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