NORD Drivesystems

NORD integrated solutions to save energy

NORD employs a wide range of technologies to provide customized cost efficient and eco friendly drive solutions. They include regenerative braking, automatic magnetization adjustment, copper rotors, 87 Hz operation, and intermediate circuit coupling.


MapleSim Used to Rapidly Develop a High Fidelity Multi-Domain Model of a Robotic Space Rover

Unmanned planetary exploration is a focus for many space research agencies worldwide. To do this successfully, advanced autonomous robotic rovers are needed. Dr. Amir Khajepour, Canada Research Chair in Mechatronic Vehicle Systems and Professor of Engineering in the Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering department at the University of Waterloo (UW), is working with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Maplesoft, and the Government of Canada, to develop a full solution for the power management system of autonomous rovers. With MapleSim, the base of the mathematical model of the 6 wheeled rover was developed in only a month, without writing down a single equation.



XF500Zm is a benchtop marking solution with a motorized z-axis and touch sensor to automatically seek and mark various size parts in the marking area. It stands out through its ease of use and the accuracy and quality of marking due to the precise control of its M1Cz stylus and motorized Z-axis. Ideal for single or small batch markings, it is the solution to numerous applications: traceability of batches of parts in a machine shop, marking for aerospace sub-contracting, rework stations in the automotive industry, etc…


Thread forming slashes costs by 88%

Taptite 2000® generation of thread forming screws combines efficiency advantages with process reliability. A total cost saving of up to 88% can be achieved in threaded fastener assembly.


APF: Automatic Plate Feeding

Automatic Plate Feeding is a cost-effective and precise engraving technique for batches of machine plates, tags & ID plates. It is an easy-to-install accessory that works with CO2 laser & rotary engraving technology (LS100, LS100 EX, M40DV & IS400.) The APF feeds tags into the engraver automatically; no operator intervention required. It can hold a 6” stack of plates ranging from .020” up to .130” in thickness, with maximum dimensions of 4.7” x 3.9”. APF is ideal for use in a high-volume production environment.

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SOURIAU and PROTOKRAFT team to facilitate ELIO® compliant optical network interconnections

Protokraft has introduced the Sabre Series of high speed optoelectronic solutions with Souriau’s ELIO® optical interfaces, to offer a high performance D38999 / ELIO® based optical component solution for avionics optical networks. These components are ideal for use in harsh environments where small size, weight reduction and significant levels of shock, vibration or extreme temperature ranges are experienced: military, aerospace, industrial or utility applications.

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K2 Qualification of 8N45S Series connectors

SOURIAU has obtained K2 qualification of 8N45S Series nuclear grade connectors. Compliant with RCC-E 2005 design and manufacturing standard, these new connectors integrate a screen termination mechanism that ensures perfect continuity and high shielding performances.


Modular bearing system for planetary Wind turbine gearboxes

Most wind turbines use gearboxes to transform the relatively low rotational speed of the main shaft into higher speeds required for power generation. Wind turbine designers have to face 2 main challenges when defining these gearboxes. First, the forces a wind turbine gearbox has to transmit are forever increasing while the gearbox itself has to remain compact. Second, these gearboxes are difficult and costly to design, to manufacture and to maintain.


CIAT equips the new FORCLUM headquarters building

The “Volta” building, located in France not far from Paris, has the distinctive feature of consuming just 69 kW/sq. m/year, which is 50% less than conventional service sector buildings. By supplying the energy production system, the air handling units and the comfort units, CIAT is a key player in this performance. Piloted by the main contractor EIFFAGE IMMOBILIER, it is the first service sector operation to be given a BBC Effinergie label in the Paris region.


MapleSim 4 and Maple 14

Maplesoft™ announced the simultaneous release of MapleSim™ 4, the high-performance, physical modeling and simulation tool, and Maple™ 14, the technical computing software for engineers, mathematicians, and scientists. MapleSim 4 introduces a new 3-D construction feature and a flexible probe management tool whereas Maple 14 includes new control system design tools, linearization tools, and new solvers.

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