Macmillian Coffee Morning 2018

We will be holding our annual Macmillan coffee morning at our premises on Tuesday 13th November 9.30-12.30. This year we will be setting up an outside area under a gazebo just inside our gate, so that passers by are welcome to stop by. Here’s hoping for a sunny day! Whatever the weather, please come and… Read more »

Be Inspired by 100 of the Best

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Introducing you to our New Works Manager

We would like to introduce you all to Nathan Morgan, our new Works Manager. Nathan joined us this Summer to replace Mike Jackson who retired in July. Nathan is well qualified for this role, having joined us from ABB where he was Operations Manager for Drive Services, managing teams of engineers across the UK. Nathan… Read more »

Congratulations Oliver!

Last week was quite an eventful week for APDS engineer Oliver Lerway. It began with Oliver celebrating his 14th year work anniversary with APDS and ended with his wedding to the lovely Amy. Huge congratulations Mr and Mrs Lerway from us all.

AC Motor FAQs

What is an AC motor? Historically DC motors were the way to control the speed of your process giving accurate speed and dynamic responses to load demands. The humble AC motor was generally a fixed speed device with clever gearboxes and interfaces to do speed control. The invention of inverters changed this over time and… Read more »

Soft Starts – Your Questions Answered

What is a soft start? A soft start is a small device which is fitted to protect your electric motor from damage caused by sudden influxes of power. When should I use a soft start? If you are running a motor of 15Kw or above, a Direct-on-Line (DOL) start may overload the local supply network,… Read more »

Was the Easter Bank Holiday a Missed Opportunity?

The Easter long Bank Holiday is always a welcome break, especially as it’s the first one of the year. Do you use Bank Holidays to slow down or even shut down your processes? Unscheduled downtime is an unwanted overhead and one we all want to avoid, but a planned shutdown can provide the perfect opportunity… Read more »

Snow Day!

A snow day is the perfect excuse to start brushing up on your product knowledge. And we have the perfect place to start – Sign up to ABB’s ACS580 newsletter and learn more about the drive for all types of applications. Visit: http://new.abb.com/drives/acs580-campaign   Three reasons to choose ACS580 all purpose variable speed drives: Effortless simplicity… Read more »