Why Nelson Liquid Drive?

For over 40 years, NLD has been supplying a global customer base with high-quality, exceptionally well-built variable speed liquid drives used in a multitude of end-markets and applications

Proprietary Technology and Design

Since our inception, we have focused on using simple designs and robust technologies to deliver innovative products that can stand up to the harshest operating conditions

Global Customer Base

We have installations throughout the world, supporting customers with sales and service needs throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia

Full-Service OEM

Five drive families and over 20 design variations to meet customer needs. Comprehensive after-sales service technicians and spare part kits and components available

New Drives

We have seven different drive families that leverage our proprietary technology and design, varying in capacity, power arrangements, mounting and special features

  • 5 HP – 5,000 HP
  • 1200 – 3600 RPM
  • Horizontal and vertical mounting options
  • Internal and external oil pump options

Rebuild and Repair

Nelson’s team of technicians and repair specialists comprehensively assess drives to determine the best course of action to restore units to OEM specifications

  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Complete teardown and upgrade to elongate drive life
  • On-Site technical service
  • Trade-up and Trade-In program
  • Temporary drive replacement


Major and minor repair kits as well as certain high-wear parts are available for those customers that are performing preventative maintenance or repairs in the field

  • Built to OEM specifications to ensure fit and performance
  • One-year warranty

Industries & Applications

Our variable speed designs support customers operating in the oil and gas, pulp and paper, water treatment, marine, fluid transfer and broader industrial categories. Example applications include:

  • Conveyors, mixers, ball mills and pulverizes
  • Water, slurry, dredge and sewage pumps
  • F.D. and I.D. circulating fans
  • Centrifugal separators
  • Extruders, expanders and dryers
  • Gas and turbo diesel compound power recovery systems