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Where to get a variable-speed drive at short notice

When running an electric motor-powered process reliant on a variable-speed drive for maximum control and energy efficiency, a VSD failure can have a devastating impact on your business’s bottom line.

For every minute your application is out of action, profit continues to dwindle. Not only are you failing to produce and letting customers down, you’re paying staff who are unable to work. Then there’s the long-term effect of failing to fulfil orders, as disgruntled clients take their business elsewhere.

So if the worst should happen and you experience a variable-speed drive failure, time is of the essence. You need a replacement as soon as possible, but what happens if yours is a round-the-clock operation and there’s an overnight or weekend breakdown?

Introducing Gibbons Drive Hire. This dedicated 24-hour service sees us despatch industry-leading ABB drives at a moment’s notice, accompanied by one of our expert engineers who will immediately install and commission the equipment to have you running again in the shortest possible time.

In order to save you valuable minutes, we’ll deliver your drive pre-programmed and ready-cabled. In addition, our ABB ACS580 drives are rated up to 400 kW, with larger models available upon request.

Once your hire drive is installed and your process up and running, we’ll take the failed drive to our workshop for repair. We can then remove the hire drive and return your original drive to service at a time that suits you.

If you require immediate assistance for a variable-speed drive failure, call our 24-hour emergency line on 07970 676272.

For more information about Gibbons Drive Hire, call us on 01621 868138 or email

Variable-Speed Drives

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