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Life cycle services Improving productivity of processes and applications Low voltage drives
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2 Life cycle services for low voltage drives | ABB drives Profile From industry to utilities through to residential and commercial buildings, the goal remains the same: to keep all processes and equipment running in the most energy and cost efficient way. On the road to achieving this goal, businesses and users of motor-driven applications face: ± Increasing demands for higher reliability ± Escalating operational and capital expenditure associated with running a plant, process, system or installation ± Rising energy prices ± Pressures to improve productivity ± Stricter environmental and safety regulations ABB can help One of ABB’s key objectives is to maximize the uptime of its customers’ processes by ensuring reliable operation and optimum lifetime of all ABB products in a predictable, safe and low cost manner. The services offered for ABB low voltage drives span the entire value chain, from the moment a customer makes the first enquiry to disposal and recycling of the drive. Among the benefits of using ABB drive services are higher reliability, lower operational costs, improved productivity, reduced environmental impact and enhanced safety. Higher reliability Across industries, the amount of automation with complex machinery and equipment is constantly increasing. The growing number of machines, equipment and systems means there are more points of failure. Critical reliability challenges increase with these added points of failure. ABB’s extensive knowledge in industrial applications and processes can be used to help identify and improve critical reliability. This is accomplished by evaluating the status of electric drives. Based on the results of the evaluation ABB can propose a critical reliability improvement plan. Lower operational costs At each stage of the value chain, ABB can help lower operational expenses. During the pre-purchase stage, sound technical advice can ensure that the correct drive is selected and dimensioned to bring maximum efficiency and performance to a process and therefore lower running costs. An energy appraisal can identify the applications which, by using drives, have energy saving potential. The appraisal provides accurate energy saving calculations often showing up to 60 to 70% reduction in energy consumption, with payback in less than two years. ABB’s preventive maintenance programs have a significant impact on minimizing production downtime and lowering operational costs. Improved productivity Keeping a plant running is the number one priority of the ABB services team. For example, a structured preventive maintenance plan built around product speci² c maintenance schedules is essential in avoiding any risk of plant or process stoppage.
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ABB drives | Life cycle services for low voltage drives 3 ABB drive life cycle management model ABB follows a four-phase model for managing drive life cycles, which brings enhanced customer support and improved efF ciency.
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This note was uploaded on 08/22/2011 for the course EEE 230 taught by Professor Subramanian during the Spring '07 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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