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

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Data Center Cooling

Taking uptime, sustainability and energy efficiency to a new level. Improving data center performance through efficient energy use, increased reliability and advanced maintenance. The world depends increasingly on data, computing power and connectivity, making data centers mission-critical facilities requiring special attention. ABB provides data centers with reliable, flexible and secure operation. Its solutions ensure continuous availability while helping to improve performance in a productive and sustainable way. System reliability and process continuity Tackle air conditioning…

Pumps go digital to boost resilience

Steve Hughes, ABB’s digital lead for its motion business, discusses how digitalisation is changing the face of the pump powertrain. Pumps are a vital part of processes in many industries, not least the water and wastewater sector. In this industry, the health and wellbeing of a water utility’s customers are at stake and as such, pump failures can prove very costly. Pumps often work in harsh and challenging conditions and to prevent failure, caused through…

New predictive maintenance service for critical drives

A new predictive maintenance service from ABB is set to improve the reliability of critical drives used in demanding environments. ABB AbilityTM Predictive Maintenance for drives harnesses the power of cloud computing, machine learning and ABB’s expertise, together with a remote monitoring system. Predictive maintenance is a widely used term in connection with mechanical equipment such as electric motors, where it entails an understanding of the condition of components such as bearings, and the impact of…

How smart sensors add value to the motor repair business

The low voltage (LV) motor is the workhorse of industry, driving conveyors, mixers, pumps and fans. Monitoring the condition of each LV motor is a complex and costly challenge. That all changes with ABB’s smart sensor technology. Now tracking the motor’s health is as simple as opening a smartphone app. Studies show that a good proactive maintenance regime can lead to a 30 percent improvement in equipment lifetime compared to reactive maintenance. Yet some 90…

Digital remote service supports variable speed drives

ABB Ability™ Predictive Maintenance is a service that harnesses the power of cloud computing, machine learning and ABB’s expertise to propose highly targeted maintenance actions for critical drive applications – before any problems occur. This gives better availability, longer process uptime, and peace of mind, says Anthony Rawson, UK service manager, drives and controls, ABB. What is ABB AbilityTM Predictive Maintenance? ABB AbilityTM Predictive Maintenance is a condition-based service to improve the reliability of critical…

Plugging into the power of digital

Digital technology is helping pump operators to make their systems more resilient, by tackling everything from ragging to turbidity. But even greater developments are around the corner. Whether it’s involved in moving water, sludge or indeed any other substance, a pump’s cargo is always precious. Inefficiency is always unacceptable, and building resilient pump systems that are capable of dealing with changing conditions and unexpected events, essential. For the water industry, this is especially true. With…

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