abb drive upgrade in a Siemen's PLC panel

Connectivity and compatibility; it’s found not just in our products, but also in our partnerships.

A Siemens PLC system over profibus, employing ABB drives in an ongoing upgrade project that will take 3 years to finalise: a partnership between ABB Motion PLC and ABB drive Value Providers, EDC North East, to form an integrated digital powertrain which will optimise energy efficiency, improve reliability and achieve precise control.

When this large-scale manufacturer wanted to upgrade to ABB drives they knew they could rely on the synergy between ABB and their select group of authorised drive Value Providers.

Speaking about the ambitious project, which will utilise a variety of ABB inverters, EDC NE’s General Manager, John Guthrie, reiterated the benefits of customers working with an accredited ABB Value Provider: “We found working with ABB very beneficial. Their flexible approach and first-class product knowledge gave the customer complete confidence that our solution would meet their needs without any technical hiccups. Together, our team was able to prove the solution worked before orders were placed, and the initial installation went very smoothly within the tight timeframe we had available. This collaboration gives us confidence to tackle other similar projects where a combined approach can be beneficial.”