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Inverter Drive Systems Ltd

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

Inverter Lifecycle

Inverter lifecycle: Inverters have an interesting and varied lifecycle, it is not always obvious where each of your inverters are within this lifecycle; from identifying the need, to maintaining and servicing your inverters, to upgrading and recycling. At IDS we look to partner with our clients to provide a full range of support services throughout the lifecycle of your inverters.

We... Specify, Install, Commission, Service, Repair and Hire, ABB Inverters

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).

Inverter Lifecycle

Initial Reliability Assessment & Drive Diagnostic

An initial reliability assessment gives fresh eyes to the position of your inverters within their lifecycle, the environment and inherent risks. A Drive Diagnostic assesses the performance of your existing drives including analysing error logs.


Prior to purchasing, there are two services you may want to consider: Energy Surveys and Harmonic Distortion Surveys. IDS offers an Energy Efficiency Motor Survey to estimate the potential energy that can be saved by adding an inverter to the motors that run your applications. A Harmonic Distortion Survey can be commissioned to analyse harmonic effects.

Order and Delivery

The second phase is order and delivery. As an ABB  Value Provider (VP) we have £400k of inverter stock with powers up to 500kW.

Installation and Commissioning

IDS engineers are highly experienced and sit regular ABB examinations to maintain our AVP status. We are authorised by ABB for sales, support and service of ABB inverters.

Inverter Lifecycle

Operation and Maintenance

This is traditionally the longest element of the inverter lifecycle. Operational inverters, just like any other application need to be maintained. We use approved ABB preventative maintenance kits, offer inverter service contractsprovide a repair or replace service24-7 breakdown assistance and have a large stock of hire drives to get you operational as quickly as possible.

Retrofit and Upgrades

Retrofits consist of updating older equipment to more modern equivalents where the change is relatively minimal.

Replacement and Recycling

This is the last phase of an inverter lifecycle. Where very old inverters exist there is the option to replace them with newer models which are generally smaller, more efficient and more appropriate for modern day equipment. We ensure all inverters that are replaced are recycled in the correct manner.

Inverter Lifecycle Partner

Regardless of where you are in the inverter lifecycle, IDS is on hand to work with you to make sure your inverters are optimised, they continue to perform and if an issue does occur we get you operational with the minimum of fuss and downtime. Speak to one of our friendly team, call 0115 944 1036 or email [email protected]

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Whether you want to explore better process control, discover just how much energy can be saved with inverter technology or if you have a non-urgent technical query, please complete the form and one of our engineers will be in touch soon.

Alternatively, call 0115 944 1036  for 24/7 breakdown support or email [email protected]

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