Dedicated drives UK service workshop

Reconditioning, repair, maintenance and upgrades are a handful of services now provided by ABB’s new dedicated, state-of-the-art Drives Service Workshop (DSW) located in Coalville, Leicestershire. The company already has a network of DSW’s around the world but, until now, any major servicing to variable speed drives (VSDs), reconditioning or the provision of exchange units was orchestrated by the global DSW in Helsinki, Finland.

Opening a centre in the UK significantly speeds up a host of services that includes replacement of all ageing components according to the maintenance schedule and replacement of defective components according to loading profile and condition. Also detailed failure analysis can be carried out to determine the causes of faults, providing customers with valuable insight into how downtime can be prevented. Customers can also take advantage of ABB’s hire drive service, in which an equivalent drive will be installed and commissioned to temporarily replace the one under repair.

Before a repair of a VSD, the DSW carries out basic electrical functionality checks, a visual inspection and complete cleaning. After repair, the VSDs are tested for functionality and at full load before being returned to a customer’s site with a comprehensive service report.

The centre stocks all VSD genuine ABB spare parts, the use of which ensures a VSD operates as designed. A one-year warranty is provided for all replaced components, with a two-year warranty for complete modules, subject to terms and conditions.


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