ABB has inaugurated a new customer drives test laboratory at its factory in Helsinki, Finland. The facility now enables customers to have their own motors tested with ABB’s variable speed drives (VSDs) to verify their impact on performance and energy consumption.
ABB’s new customer drives test laboratory allows customers to evaluate the capability of their own motors when operating in combination with the new generation of ABB drives. The facility comprises independent equipment for high-precision measurements of drive/motor dynamic performance, load capability and efficiency.
The test laboratory is aimed primarily at high-volume drives customers and ABB partners such as technology companies in the machine building industries and system integrators. It offers a reliable way for customers to test various motor/drive combinations before introducing a new ABB product into volume production.
”This investment really supports the process of establishing the ideal drive/motor combination and demonstrates how we can help customers test their equipment up to 400 kW with a minimum amount of effort to verify that ABB’s solution is the best choice for their application,“ explained Morten Wierod, Managing Director of ABB’s Drives and Controls business unit.
“We are dedicated to our customers and want to help them achieve the right features and performance in their applications by investing in these facilities. Being able to test the customer’s own equipment together with our drives gives them the confidence that ABB really can support our partners and customers in their day to day operations,” Wierod said.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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