New Warranty Fortifies Reliability for Water and Wastewater Municipalities

ABB demonstrates its commitment to reliability with new optional ten-year warranty on standard, dedicated Water and Wastewater VFDs.

This optional warranty, which includes damage from lightning and other electrical anomalies, is now available on ABB's ACQ580 series of variable frequency drives (VFDs) and covers all standard products, including ultra-low harmonic (ULH) drives, standard panels, and drives with disconnects. 

All ABB VFD designs are subjected to systematic accelerated life tests to ensure that they meet or exceed customer reliability expectations. For example, each drive design is fully loaded and exposed to temperatures almost twice the specification limit. This simulates approximately ten years of real-world use. ABB also tests each and every VFD on a loaded motor before it leaves the factory to eliminate out-of-box failures.

"As the global drive technology leader, we put a lot of emphasis on being sure our products are reliable," said Jeff Bergman, Director of Sales and Marketing, W&WW Drives US. "We're confident that our customers will continue to have positive experiences that will last well beyond the ten-year mark, so providing an extended ten-year warranty was an easy decision for us."

ACQ580 drives are compatible with ABB Ability™ monitoring services, which enables customers to obtain real-time data about the drive and motor status and performance from any location. 

ABB (NYSE: ABB) is a pioneering technology leader with a comprehensive offering for digital industries. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB is today a leader in digital industries with four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by its common ABB Ability™ digital platform. ABB’s market leading Power Grids business will be divested to Hitachi in 2020. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.

ABB in the United States

ABB’s U.S. and Americas business is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina. Since 2010, ABB has invested $14 billion in the United States, and the company continues to expand and localize its offerings for customers. ABB operates over 65 manufacturing facilities and employs approximately 24,000 people across the U.S.

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