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How to cut industrial energy bills by up to 60%

Industries worldwide are constantly searching for ways to improve energy efficiency. Power-hungry electric-motor-driven processes such as pumps, conveyors, mixers, grinders and fans account for approximately 65% of electricity consumed by EU industry.

That’s why variable-speed drives (VSDs) are a vital component in sectors such as factories, power plants, water-treatment works and agriculture. A VSD, also known as a variable-frequency drive, is an electronic device which controls the speed of an electric motor. It does this by varying motor input frequency and voltage which is specified by the operator via a control panel keypad.

Along with increased productivity, variable-speed drives allow users to achieve energy savings of up to 60%, with the drive in many cases paying for itself within months.

Gibbons is a founder member of ABB’s exclusive Authorised Value Provider network, and we’ve installed drives across Europe to speed control everything from grain store fans to food packaging lines. So for all your ABB variable-speed drives enquiries, give us a call on 01621 868138 or email for a quick response from one of our friendly team.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors

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