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Case Studies - Variable Frequency Drives

It is a fact that variable speed drives reduce energy consumption, reduce energy costs, increase production and increase the life of electric motors. Here are some case studies illustrating that fact.

ABB drives & motors help to launch lifeboats quickly and safely.

Drives and motors from ABB are helping the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) to launch its fast inshore lifeboats quickly and safely. read more…

Paperboard mill benefits from using DC drives

An installation of DC drives from ABB is providing correct tension at BPB Paperboard in Purfleet, helping avoid downtime costs of potentially GBP 10,000 per hour. read more…

ABB Drive cuts water pumping bill for semiconductor plant.

An ABB drive is helping a semiconductor company save energy whilst providing increased capacity on its water ring main pumping system.

The installation of the drive has reduced the duty for the pump to 60 percent during normal conditions and gives the system increased capacity to deal with the higher demand for water of new machinery. There was also a significant energy saving, which will give a payback time of around 16 months. read more…

Insulation manufacturing process saves energy with ABB

KnaufAlcopor Ltd in St Helens, Merseyside is saving $50,000 worth of energy per year, since replacing the existing variable speed drives on its insulation forming conveyor with new DTC drives from ABB. read more…

ABB drives cut costs at MINI production plant

ABB drives installed on the new MINI paintshop at BMW Group Plant Oxford are saving the company $24,000 a year in electricity costs. read more…

Film maker slashes costs with ABB drives

ABB drives have helped a manufacturer of plastic film cut its energy bill by 66 percent for its slitter-winder machine. read more…

ABB drive cuts costs for wooden toy company

A 30 kW Comp-AC drive from ABB is helping a wooden toy company reduce the noise in its workshops, as well as save over $700 a year in energy. read more…

Close pump control doubles efficiency for West of Scotland Water

The efficiency of West of Scotland Water’s Lomond Street Wastewater Pumping Station in Helensburgh, West Dunbartonshire, has more than doubled since two ACS 600 AC drives from ABB were installed. The company predicts the drives – supplied and installed by ABB Drives Alliance partner EDC (Scotland) Ltd – will save at least $80,000 in electricity costs over a 20-year life span whilst minimising the risk of overflowing, as pump throughput has been increased from 14 to 30m3 per kWh consumed. read more…

ABB energy appraisal saves $17,000 for cooker plant

General Domestic Appliances Ltd, at its manufacturing plant in Stoke on Trent in Staffordshire, manufactures 12,000 cooking products a week for its market leading Creda, Hotpoint and Cannon brands. As part of a continuous programme to improve quality and energy efficiency at the factory, the company decided to look at the energy consumption of its wet fume extraction plant, which extracts waste vitreous enamel from four paint booths. Some of the booths were not in constant use and were closed off by a mechanical shutter, yet the 132kW fan used to extract the waste enamel was run at a constant speed, wasting energy and money. read more…

Staggering energy savings prove value of professional audit

Over 80% saving in the running cost of paint plant motors is being achieved by a Coventry-based vehicle body panel manufacturer following the installation of ABB AC drives. read more…

Soft starters save costs for mechanical engineers

Statistics show that about 90% of the motors in industrial use have no form of control, other than simple electromechanical switching. This results in huge industry costs in maintenance and equipment replacement. Fitting soft starters could reduce these costs dramatically. read more…

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