When an international manufacturer of cabling and connectors for broadband, telecoms and satellite solutions wanted to upgrade a cable extrusion machine from DC to AC power, Gibbons was commissioned to deliver the motor upgrade project.
Our engineers began by disconnecting and removing the old DC motor before fitting a new adaptor plate to receive the AC motor – a 30kW 4-pole ABB process performance unit, rated at IE3 energy efficiency.
The old DC variable-speed drive was disconnected and removed, with a new ABB ACS880 drive installed in its place. As an authorised value provider, Gibbons is officially approved by ABB to supply, install and service its variable-speed drives.
Once wiring modifications were complete, the equipment was activated and set up and the client issued with drawings and O&M manuals.