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3 great reasons to install a variable-speed drive

If you’re responsible for the running of an electric motor-driven application, it’s highly advisable to connect it to a variable-speed drive. Here we look at three reasons install this powerful technology.

Save energy

When variable-speed drives were first introduced around 40 years ago, they were intended as a means of increasing productivity. A greater recognition of the importance of saving energy, along with increasingly tight government legislation, means that the modern use of drives is much different. A drive allows an electric motor’s speed to be controlled with tremendous precision, meaning no energy is wasted. ABB claims its drives installed worldwide collectively save around 115 million megawatt hours of electricity per year – equivalent to 14 nuclear reactors.

See a fast return on investment

These substantial energy savings allow drives customers to quickly recoup the purchase cost of their equipment - within 12 months in many cases.

Cut your maintenance costs

Drives allow the users of electric motor-driven processes to optimise starting, stopping and braking, which helps to minimise mechanical stress. Over time this reduces maintenance costs as components do not need to be repaired or replaced as often.

Gibbons Engineering Group is a founder member of the prestigious Authorized Value Provider network, meaning we’re approved to stock, distribute and offer local value-added support for ABB drives along with lifecycle services such as installation, preventative maintenance and training.

Discover further benefits of variable-speed drives by calling Paul Scott on 01621 868138 or you can email

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors

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