Monday, 5 March 2012

By: Nigel Cook, Area Sales Manager, ABB

This week I will be speaking at Automated Britain; a joint venture between GAMBICA and Intellect to promote automation as a key factor in growing the UK economy.
The event, being held at The Commonwealth Club in London on the 6th March is an opportunity for the manufacturing industry, government and the media to come together and find out about how automation is actively helping industrial players to save money, increase productivity and better equip them for global competition.  
I will be at the event to talk about the merits of variable-speed drives and will be ably accompanied by Andy Smith, Specialist Maintenance Engineer for Ricoh. We will be showcasing how Ricoh is saving £100,000 per year after installing ABB drives across its plant and will be trying to push home the message that drives can help manufacturers, right across industry reduce energy costs and lay the foundations for future growth.
Over the last 18 months, energy prices have rocketed 40 percent and this trend looks set to continue for some time to come. There has never been a better time to consider energy saving equipment as a means to reduce costs and ensure continued growth. This event will allow companies like ABB to showcase what they have to offer and for attendees to get a better understanding of the technology available to them.
Although ABB have been actively promoting variable-speed drives as a means to reduce energy costs for years, the message is still not getting through to everyone. Maybe this event, attended by the likes of Mark Prisk MP, Minister of State for Business and Enterprise will help us push home the message that:
a)      Drives are relatively cheap
b)      Easy to install
c)      Can reduce energy costs by up to 50 percent
d)      Can be applied to virtually any motor driven application across any industry.

To find out how variable-speed drives can help you reduce your costs and improve growth, email


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