From belt conveyors and bucket elevators to lifting equipment: With its wide portfolio of MAXXDRIVE industrial gear units, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS offers powerful and robust drive solutions for all requirements of heavy duty logistics. 

A 35 percent increase in centre distance and a 60 percent reduction in drive weight due to optimal use of installation space: With its new MAXXDRIVE XD series, the drive specialist sets new standards. The new “family member” in the NORD industrial gear unit portfolio is precisely matched to the requirements of lifting equipment. The parallel arrangement of the gear stages and the thus increased centre distance were specially developed for the usual layout of lifting gear drives for cranes, where gear unit, motor and rope drum are arranged in a U-shape. The increased surface area of the XD also ensures an optimum heat dissipation.

Solutions from a single source

“Thanks to the new MAXXDRIVE XD, we can now provide all drive solutions for heavy duty logistics from a single source”, Jörg Niermann, Head of Marketing at NORD DRIVESYSTEMS, emphasises.

All MAXXDRIVE industrial gear units from NORD DRIVESYSTEMS are characterised by quiet operation and a long service life. With very high output torques of up to 282,000 Nm, they are ideally suitable for demanding applications in lifting equipment, belt conveyors and bucket elevators.

Durable and robust

Precise gear geometries in the MAXXDRIVE  industrial gear units ensure excellent load capacity, long service life and low noise. High-quality, low-friction bearings and the especially torsionally rigid one-piece UNICASE housing guarantee maximum robustness. The cuboid UNICASE housing also allows greatest flexibility and enables six installation positions. NORD offers its MAXXDRIVE industrial gear units in a total of eleven sizes and in parallel or right-angle gear unit versions.

The MAXXDRIVE XT series was designed for particularly high powers without special cooling requirements. With powers of up to 7,500 kW, it is recommended for applications in bulk goods conveying.

From conveying to lifting

“For all areas of heavy duty logistics, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS provides powerful and robust drive solutions –from conveying to lifting, from general goods to bulk materials”, Jörg Niermann emphasises. All MAXXDRIVE industrial gear units use standard components to enable short-term availability. However, they are always configured to be tailor-made for the customer’s individual requirements. 

“Our experts know the industry-specific requirements of heavy duty logistics exactly, they advise our customers comprehensively and design tailor-made solutions with them”, Niermann says, “so that they receive the ideal configuration for their application.”


With approx. 4,700 employees today, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS has developed, produced and sold drive technology since 1965, and is one of the leading global full-service providers in the industry. In addition to standard drives, NORD delivers application-specific concepts and solutions for special requirements such as energy-saving drives or explosion-protected systems. In the 2021 financial year, annual sales amounted to 870 million Euros. NORD has 48 subsidiaries in 36 countries and further sales partners in more than 50 countries. They provide technical support, local stocks, assembly centres and customer service. NORD develops and produces a wide range of drive solutions for more than 100 industries, gear units for torques from 10 Nm up to over 282 kNm, supplies electric motors in the power range of 0.12 kW to 1,000 kW, and supplies the required power electronics with frequency inverters of up to 160 kW. Inverter solutions are available for conventional control cabinet installations as well as for decentralised, fully integrated drive units.


Getriebebau NORD GmbH & Co. KG

Getriebebau-Nord-Straße 1

22941 Bargteheide/Hamburg


Jörg Niermann

Phone: +49 45 32 / 2 89 -0

Fax: +49 45 32 / 2 89 -22 53