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New team will focus on large drives packages

24 March, 2014

ABB in the UK has created a team that will offer engineered and medium voltage drives systems based on its machines, transformers, VSDs and lifecycle services. It says that the Drives Solutions Team will provide customers with a single point of contact for optimised and integrated products, cut their project costs, and offer them a single warranty.

The new team, based at ABB’s UK headquarters in Daresbury, will serve end-users, global OEMs and system integrators. It will act as an interface between ABB’s product divisions and its customers.

“Few, if any companies, are able to offer such a wide portfolio of engineered products as a single package,” explains David Bates, former director of Dynamotive (which ABB acquired in 2013), who has been appointed team leader. “Our forte is engineering complete drive systems for major industries such as oil & gas, metals, and pulp & paper. This requires a high technical level of expertise and excellent application know-how.”

ABB will optimise the dimensioning of system components, leading to cost-effective, low-risk project implementation. It will also optimise the components for high efficiencies and performance. This could maximise energy savings and cut payback periods, as well as leading to low lifetime costs.

“As skill-sets within end-users and OEMs diminish,” says Bates, “there is a growing demand for suppliers like ABB to provide the high-level engineering expertise that an engineered drive system demands.”

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