The one millionth ABB standard drive has rolled off the production line, marking a historic milestone as the first of an ABB drive range to hit this significant figure.
Some five years since the first drive of this family was manufactured at ABB's Helsinki factory, the demand is now such that it is produced by five factories in three continents.
There are three families of drives: ABB industrial drive, ABB standard drive and ABB machinery drive.
Among the key features are easy to use human-machine interface (HMI), extensive power range, disturbance free network connection, good connectivity and dynamic performance.
ABB launched the drive for industries including building automation and food and beverage and the targeted applications were typically pumps and fans and other variable torque and basic constant torque applications such as conveyors.