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Services > Drives Upgrade and Retrofit

Upgrades - maximised return on investments

Upgrades are designed for improving the performance of the AC drive and extending its functionality and lifespan in order to provide end users with the best possible return on their investment.

Upgrade services include both hardware and software updates. A member of the Gibbons team will be happy to provide honest, expert advice on upgrade feasibility with detailed instructions.

The benefits of upgrading a drive typically include lower maintenance costs and reduced energy consumption – both of which are issues of great importance for most end users.

Retrofits - modernising drives economically

Stricter production or process requirements, a lack of spare parts and a limited service offering may call for the replacement of an existing drive or a complete drive system.

Instead of replacing an entire drive or drive system, it is often more economical to modernise the old installation by reusing all relevant original parts and fitting new components where necessary.


In a retrofit project, existing cabling, electric motors and cabinets often remain in use while the drive or drive system is completely or partly replaced. Gibbons will carry out your retrofit during planned shutdowns to avoid causing extra production downtime.