ABB is targeting a market which it says is relatively untapped. Several organisations, including ABB, offer enterprise-wide energy efficiency packages that take account of all process variables such as water, steam, gas, electricity and air. While DriveSave is being offered as part of ABB’s enterprise-wide solution, it is the provision of this scheme as a standalone service that ABB believes to be a first in the market.
While most drive suppliers concentrate on selling a handful of drives to motor-driven applications, often totalling less that £100,000, ABB is targeting large end users. Within such industries, various departments often have the budget for localised variable-speed drive installations.