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ABB produces its 10 millionth variable-speed drive

Automation giant ABB reached a significant milestone in November as it delivered its 10 millionth variable-speed drive.

The industrial drive in question was an ACS880, which was assembled at ABB’s Beijing factory before being installed for a Chinese company manufacturing electric control systems for port cranes.

ABB’s first VSDs were produced in the 1970s and are now an essential element of electric motor-driven processes across the globe. VSDs enable users to control electric motor speed in applications as varied as air-conditioning systems, pumps and conveyors. This increases both productivity and energy efficiency, allowing for significant cost savings to be made whilst helping users meet ever-tightening carbon emissions legislation.

In January 2014 ABB launched its Authorized Value Provider programme. The AVP scheme sees a select group of providers across the UK stock, distribute and offer local value-added support for ABB drives.

Gibbons Engineering Group is a founder member of this prestigious network, so if you’d like to become the latest ABB drives user to benefit from state-of-the-art technology and consistent reliability, give Alan Roberts a call on 07966 468430 or email

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors

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