Local engineering company, Inverter Drive Systems Ltd is selected to join an exclusive global network by international automation giant ABB Ltd, aimed at improving the operational efficiency of electric motor driven applications.
The appointment of IDS, as a member of the Authorised Value Provider network comes after 15 years developing its business in supplying, installing and servicing an electronic device that varies the speed of electric motors; the result of which is up to 70 percent in energy savings.
IDS Joins a New Global Engineering Network
“After years of hard work, building up our expertise and business in the Midlands, it is great to be recognised by ABB and appointed part of this global network,” says MD Blaise Ford.
ABB is a world leader in automation systems and manufactures, among many other products, a device called a variable-speed drive and a range of electric motors. The motors are used to power applications like water pumps, fans, compressors and conveyors. The variable-speed drive is used to adjust the speed of the electric motor to match the demand. If the demand is low the motor is slowed down, thereby saving energy.
“Becoming an Authorised Value Provider is not easy,” explains ABB’s Neil Ritchie. “Members need to have been in business for at least five years and then agree to invest in internal, sales and service engineers, a workshop, training facilities and stockholding. They then need to attend the ABB University on an on-going basis to ensure that the technical competence of their engineers meets ABB’s exacting standards.”
ABB is responding to changing customer needs which includes the desire to outsource specialist support, purchase packages rather than standalone products and the increasing pressures on industry from legislations, regulations and directives.
For instance, members are trained to spot energy saving opportunities across commerce and industry. “We have perfected a technique that in just half-a-day can spot electric motors that can be operated more efficiently. We have served many companies from McDonald’s restaurants to Tata Steel. All are saving between 20 to 70 percent off their energy bill,” saysPhil Nightingale, Area Sales Manager for IDS.
ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 150,000 people.
Inverter Drive Systems (www.inverterdrivesystems.com) are the largest ABB AVP (Authorised Value Provider) and have specialists available to perform a free energy saving survey call 0115 9441036 or email [email protected]