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04/11/2020 - 05/11/2020

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ABB launches drive registration service via smart device app and on-line

ABB launches drive registration service via smart device app and on-line
Drive registration is a new, free service offered by ABB for its low voltage AC drives. The service is available to anyone that owns or services a drive including end-users, machine builders, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), panel builders and system integrators. By registering a drive, ABB is able to offer timely recommendations about maintenance and upgrade services that will help extend the life time of the installation.
As an incentive to encourage take-up of drive registration, ABB is offering six-month extended warranty comprising drive repair or replacement with labour covered for selected drive types. The incentive follows the terms and conditions stipulated within the ABB Drive Care agreement; a contract-based initiative available in 44 countries.

To register a drive, an app can be downloaded to a smart phone from either the App Store or Google Play using the search term "ABB Drive Services" or users can register on-line at Once the app is downloaded, the drive's serial number and location is entered together with the end-user name, contact details, application and industry. Registration provides rapid access to product manuals and direct customer support contacts, without having to undertake extended web-based searches.

The app features a "check my drive" function from which the time of the next major preventive maintenance can be tracked.
"Registration gives an opportunity to create a dedicated record that shows a story of the drive's performance throughout its lifetime. It provides each drive with a passport that describes its application, parameter settings, maintenance records and upgrades," says Stuart Melling, Service Manager, Drives and Controls. "All of these benefits lead to a highly reliable drive that is performing at optimum throughout its life cycle, thereby ensuring the best in productivity. This leads to tighter cost control."
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