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Daresbury Park, Daresbury, Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 4BT, United Kingdom


ABB is the world's largest supplier of industrial electric motors and drives. Its Robotics and Motion business also provides softstarters, generators, mechanical power transmission, robotics, PLCs, HMI's, traction converters.

Low voltage AC drives- help you boost the productivity of your processes, improve energy efficiency and cut maintenance costs. Among the specific AC drives are:

General purpose drive - has all the essential features built in, simplifying drive selection, installation and use, including adaptive programming and some ATEX solutions.

Micro drive - offers precise speed control and simple integration

Machinery drive - provides premium motor control with hardware flexibility, programmability and scalability

Industrial drive - is the flagship of the drive range designed to tackle any motor drive application in any industry, whatever the power range including expert level safety and application programming.

Industry specific drives - dedicated drive solutions for industries such as HVAC and water and wastewater.

Medium voltage AC drives - are available from 250kW to over 100MW. The drives are used for a wide range of applications in the cement, mining and minerals, power, water, metals, marine and chemical, oil and gas industries.

DC drives - whether you are looking to build new or retrofit an existing installation, ABB's portfolio of state-of-the-art DC drives can be used in almost any industrial application, either as part of a new installation or as a cost-effective retrofit. The range offers a complete selection of three phase DC drives starting at 9kW and extending up to 18MW.

Motion control - ABB's machine and automation offering includes servo and motion control as well as safety components, safety controllers, PLC's and practically every component needed to build your control cabinet.

Software tools - ABB offers several software tools to ease and enhance the use of ABB drives. Especially when straightforward routines cannot be applied, these tools provide a user-friendly and easy-to-use approach for the selection, commissioning and use of ABB drives. Some of the tools include:

DriveSize - for dimensioning drives and motors

Drives Upgrade - for finding an adequate drive to replace an old one

FanSave PumpSave calculator - for comparing AC drive control against traditional methods

Drive Composer, the new platform for the latest generation of drives

Automation Builder - an integrated software suite for machine builders and system integrators wanting to automation their machines and systems in a productive way.

Services - From the moment of drive's purchase right through to end-of-life services, ABB offers you services that maintain or improve your drive's performance and maximize their lifespan. An extensive global sales and service network allows ABB to provide local service delivery whenever and wherever you need it. Together, it can plan services which address your maintenance, training, technical support and service contract needs.


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