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Inverter Drive Systems Ltd

IDS are ABB Inverter specialists. We specify, install, commission, repair, service and hire variable speed drives.


Welcome to the ABB PLC & HMI section of Inverter Drive Systems Ltd. widening product portfolio. Here, we showcase ABB’s AC500 PLC series, renowned for its adaptability and longevity. Designed to enhance productivity, reliability, and safety, alongside offering secure cloud connectivity, making them a pivotal component in industrial automation. This PLC series integrates seamlessly with the CP600 HMI range to give users a compelling automation platform, that certainly punches above its weight.

ABB PLC AND HMI The Core of Industrial Automation Versatility and Performance Diverse Industrial Applications Innovative Technologies for Automation Dedicated Support 

IDS has been an ABB inverter partner since 1994 providing complete support and backup to ABB’s market leading products. We are proud to be an ABB VP (Value Provider).


Understanding PLCs and HMIs

A PLC, or Programmable Logic Controller, is an industrial computer designed to control manufacturing processes or robotic devices. Highly reliable, they are programmable for a variety of automation tasks, and can withstand harsh industrial environments.

A HMI, or Human Machine Interface, is the user interface that connects an operator to the controller for an industrial system. HMIs translate complex machine data into accessible information, allowing for the monitoring and control of processes. They are the frontline interface where humans and machines communicate, through a touchscreen interface.

ABB’s PLC – The Core of Industrial Automation

ABB’s AC500 PLC series serves as the cornerstone of modern industrial automation. These robust controllers are designed to efficiently handle a wide range of automation tasks across various industries. The AC500’s adaptability is key, offering users the ability to program and reprogram according to their specific needs. Its compatibility with a diverse set of modules and its ability to operate in extreme environmental conditions make it a reliable choice for any application. Furthermore, the AC500 series is built for longevity, ensuring consistent performance over time, thus safeguarding investments and facilitating future expansions or technological upgrades.

Versatility and Performance

Our product portfolio, featuring the AC500-eCo, AC500, AC500-XC, and AC500-S PLC ranges, caters to varying application sizes. Complemented by the robust CP600 control panels, this ecosystem is perfect for high availability, extreme environments, and complex motion control and safety solutions, aligning seamlessly with ABB Ability™ Automation Builder software​​.

Diverse Industrial Applications

The AC500 platform is not just versatile; it’s performance-driven, enabling sophisticated automation solutions across sectors such as water management, building infrastructure, data centres, energy, and more. Our PLCs are engineered to meet the demands of a wide array of industries​​.

Optimising Control with ABB’s HMIs

ABB’s CP600 Series Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs), are engineered to provide operators with intuitive and reliable access to monitor and control industrial processes. These interfaces are the face of the machine, where ease of use meets functionality, allowing for seamless interaction through super reactive touchscreens. The CP600 range is designed for compatibility with ABB’s PLCs, ensuring a harmonised control environment. It supports a wide range of protocols and has features for data visualisation and user management, making it a versatile solution for various industrial applications where performance and operator engagement are key.

Innovative Technologies for Automation

With automation demands rising, ABB’s portfolio offers scalable products and extensive connectivity options. From field devices to management and visualization layers, we ensure that you have a reliable automation partner in ABB’s PLCs and control panels​.

Dedicated Support for Your Automation Needs

Explore a broad range of services designed to enhance your experience with our automation solutions. From in-depth product information to helpful downloads and illustrative programming examples, we provide the resources you need to ensure your operations run smoothly and efficiently. Our commitment is to offer support that complements the technical excellence of our products.

Contact Inverter Drive Systems Ltd. today to discuss how we can support your automation journey!

Get in touch with us and let us guide you to the right ABB automation products for your requirements. Call our support team on 0115 944 1036 or email [email protected] 

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