ABB ACS880 variable speed driveCongratulations to ABB on the birth of their 10 millionth variable speed drive!

The ACS880 rolled off the production line in Beijing and has already found its place in the world, manufacturing electrical control systems. But despite ABB manufacturing some of the most cutting-edge inverters in the world since the 1970s, it's estimated that approx 90% of industrial motors in the world are operating with no form of motor control.

It's a shocking statistic, especially when the benefits of using a vsd are undisputed. Not only could all these industrial motors improve their productivity whilst using less energy, they could also reduce their carbon footprint.

China, continuing to rapidly industrialise, is leading the way with a total of 201 billion of Kilowatt hours of energy saved. That's enough energy to power Beijing for two years. Imagine if all motors could find their perfect partner in an ABB variable speed drive?