The Department of Mechatronics, BIT and NORD Drivesystems signed an MoU at a function that took place on 5th December 2017 at Sathyamangalam, Erode, Tamilnadu
This tie-up is for information sharing and providing training opportunities for students. The college program focuses areas like gearboxes, industrial drives and related technologies.
NORD has sponsored an automated conveyor belt driven by a decentralised drive and a geared motor. A cut section model of helical bevel gear motor assembly has also been presented to the college. These Industry 4.0 display models are for the practical education of the students. NORD also showcased its ‘Extra Mile Service Vehicle’ demo of various products for the benefit of the students.
Mr Pradeep Magar, Senior Manager – Engineering at NORD India presented a guest lecture on introduction and nuances of gears and its selection for industrial applications, also elaborating upon the NORD Cloud Solution (See Box).
“Our aim is to enhance student’s skills as they step out of college,” said Mr PL Muthusekkar, about the novel initiative. He continued to express that, “NORD endeavours to create a resource for students. This will help the students to be industry ready. In future, the students have the opportunity to get direct mentors from the company.”
The Bannari Amman Institute of Technology is an autonomous engineering college located in Sathyamangalam, Erode district, Tamil Nadu, India. It is part of the Bannari Amman Group (BAG), which is one of the largest Industrial Conglomerates in South India with a wide spectrum of manufacturing, trading and service activities. The institute was founded by the Bannari Amman Group in 1996 and is affiliated to Anna University, Chennai.
NORD Drivesystems is a global company with proven expertise in design and development. The company deals in industrial gear drives, electric motors and electronic variable frequency drives.
About NORD Cloud Solution
The Industry 4.0 ready NORD Cloud Solution is a trusted and proven solution for IoT-driven machine and plant engineering whereby all drive axes can be monitored from anywhere in the world via an Internet connection, with the following highlights:
- Networked – Interfaces to all common field buses and industrial Ethernets
- Autonomous – Enables decentralised sequence and movement control, independent of the central control system; thanks to the integrated PLC, process data can be intelligently pre-processed, and
- Scalable – The drive equipment can be optionally extended depending on the automation task.
The advantage of pre-processed data, effective communication, smart networking and collection of relevant drive data enables:
- Predictive maintenance
- Recording of power consumption
- Optimised plant dimensioning, and
- Status monitoring from normal workstations.
The concept is illustrated in this short video presentation: