APDS Drive Hire Fleet Saves The Day

The Problem

When a major site had a drive failure leaving them without the ability to pump away storm water they turned to APDS to solve the problem.


Temperature issues within the building and ventilation problems within the cubicle caused the inverter to fail leaving the site and indeed the local area vulnerable to flooding. As the Environment Agency closely monitored the site a solution had to be found within 24 hours.
APDS’ rapid response team visited the site to assess the needs and to see whether the drive could be repaired quickly. After examining the possibilities it was decided that the only solution would be a hire drive whilst the Low Harmonic Inverter currently installed was repaired.


The Results
The following morning our team of engineers arrived at site, removed the faulty inverter, stripped and cleaned the cubicle and installed a temporary 200kW ACS800-04.
Modifying the existing control wiring, identifying the necessary control signals and ensuring that down time was kept to an absolute minimum was the object of the exercise.
The engineer with us at site wrote thanking the team for their support.
In summary he said “APDS provided us with prompt and very professional service, without which we would probably have struggled to overcome our problem”.


Hire drives can be custom made to suit the application and integrated into an existing control solution. APDS offer an installation and commissioning service to ensure that the drive meets the customer needs. All of this is backed by our dedicated response team available 24/7 for your continuing peace of mind.

Below is one of the APDS low harmonic hire drives. Our fleet comprises units from 11–400kW 6pulse and up to 75kW low harmonic.


Custom built IP54 400kW Hire Drive complete with Line Contactor and Isolator



Short payback periods and no-hassle service makes Drive Hire with APDS a viable and cost effective solution.
For further information contact our offices in Avonmouth on 0117 982 2049 or email us at sales@apds.co.uk. We cover the South West and Wales.


APDS Limited is a accredited with ABB’s Authorised Value Provider award as recognition of our drive and motor knowledge and expertise.


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