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7 stages of life-cycle services for ABB drives

Gibbons Engineering Group is a founder member of ABB’s exclusive Authorized Value Provider programme for variable-speed drives. As part of this network of elite providers, Gibbons offers a comprehensive drives service, from the initial contact with the client right through to product replacement and recycling. Let us take you through the seven elements of life-cycle support we provide.

1. Pre-purchase

These services help you find the ideal products for your application. These include:

  • Selection and dimensioning
  • Energy appraisals
  • Harmonic survey
  • EMC assessment

2. Order and delivery

Upon placing your order with Gibbons you’ll enjoy the benefits of ABB’s global sales and service network. Next-day delivery direct from large stock holdings comes as standard via 24-hour express courier services.

3. Installation and commissioning

ABB drives are designed with hassle-free installation and commissioning in mind. Before and during the installation, Gibbons offer expert advice and support, or if you prefer, our engineers can also undertake the entire drive installation.

4. Operation and maintenance

Wherever you are, we can provide fast assistance via remote monitoring, analysing the operation of your variable-speed drive and guiding you through a quick and efficient fault-finding process. In the meantime, our expert engineers perform site surveys, preventative maintenance and drive reconditioning to help optimise your processes.

5. Upgrade and retrofit

Increasingly stringent energy efficiency legislation means some of your equipment may need to be enhanced to comply. We can upgrade ABB drives to the latest hardware or software, improving performance, increasing energy-efficiency and saving you money. In addition, existing equipment can be retrofitted with the most up-to-date drive technology to remove the need for mechanical control.

6. Replacement and recycling

Once a drive reaches the end of its life-cycle, we’ll advise you on the most suitable replacement whilst disposing of the existing drive in an environmentally-friendly way.

7. Entire value chain services

Our outstanding service includes:

  • Product application training so you can operate it with complete confidence
  • Technical support from our friendly experts when you need it
  • Bespoke contracts to match your needs.

Working with an ABB Authorized Value Provider such as Gibbons means you benefit from continuous support, giving you peace of mind when it comes to drives and letting you focus on running a profitable, efficient business.

Find out about our variable-speed drives products and services by calling Drives Manager Alan Roberts on 07966 468430 or you can email

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