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Nord Offers TorqueProtect Monitoring System
July 16, 2019
Nord Gear Corporation recently announced the availability of TorqueProtect, a gearbox torque monitoring system designed for wastewater treatment facilities, power generation plants and other industries that require extreme low-speed, high-torque drives.
The Nord TorqueProtect system provides real-time load monitoring and continuous feedback to give operators complete visibility and control over the entire torque performance process. Unlike traditional spring load monitoring systems that can only provide readings at specified maximum load ratings, TorqueProtect delivers continuous feedback, which allows users to know when loads are trending higher or lower than expected and take corrective action as needed.
Torque monitoring is especially critical for wastewater clarifier applications where even small strains in the load cell can create big problems. A clarifier is designed for continuous operation and if the system becomes overloaded for any reason, a million-dollar clarifier may be shut down for several days or weeks. There’s also the risk of incurring significant costs associated with repairing or replacing expensive industrial gearboxes that may become damaged without accurate torque monitoring.
“As a leader in gear reducers for water treatment industries, we understand the importance of providing this feature to our customers operating in such complex environments,” said Tom Koren, director of engineering at Nord. “From lowering maintenance costs and prolonging the life of equipment to ensuring greater stability and uptime, the TorqueProtect system provides financial and operational peace of mind for these high-stakes applications.”