Variable Speed Drives and Soft Starts

Variable Speed Drives (VSDs) are an energy-efficient solution

Variable Speed Drives (VSDs) are an energy-efficient solution to your energy problems, and they can help you save money by reducing your operating costs. They are used in many industries and applications including water, transportation, oil & gas and chemical plants.

As an ABB value provider, Switchboard Solutions has the best of the best when it comes to energy savings, with access to an extensive range of ABB variable speed drives and softstarts. We hold a large inventory of parts in stock or we can source a readily available supply from ABB or other value providers.

With their superb longevity and quality, ABB VSDs are market leaders for motor control. In addition, simple, intuitive programming means that ABB leads the way in ease of operation of its drives.

We cover a wide range of ABB Drives, offering both the single phase and 3 phase ranges of ACS380, ACS480, ACS580, ACH580, ACQ580 & ACS880.

Highlights of the ABB VSDs include:

  • Dedicated drive solutions for industries such as HVAC, water and wastewater, elevators and escalators.
  • Purpose-designed software features for added value to your business.
  • User interfaces that speak your language.
  • Energy efficiency features that help you save and manage energy.
  • Bluetooth-capable to enable programming and control for VSDs in hard-to-reach places.

Switchboard Solutions also offers the ABB Softstart range, including PSTX, PSE & PSR range.

ABB’s softstarters increase a motor’s lifetime by protecting it from electrical stresses. ABB’s softstarters are also installation-friendly and can cut your assembly and startup time by being easy to use and learn.

With everything you need in one unit, from bypass contactor to overload protection, a single softstarter makes for a compact and complete starting solution. Furthermore, ABB’s softstarters can help you increase productivity with many application-specific features. Torque control, pump cleaning and many more features let you do more than simply softstarting.

Highlights of the ABB Softstarts include:

ABB’s softstarters cover any motor application from 3 A to 2160 A
Reduced starting current and less electrical stress on the motor and the network
Fast and easy to install and set up with a small footprint
Reduced mechanical wear and tear on mechanical equipment.

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