Enhancing Efficiency and Sustainability with Motor Control Solutions.

IPD Group Limited
Friday, 01 March, 2024

Enhancing Efficiency and Sustainability with Motor Control Solutions.


In today’s dynamic growth of the Australian industry, businesses are constantly seeking innovative solutions that drive productivity, efficiency, and sustainability.

IPD supplies a range of ABB’s motor control solutions, which are designed to suit specific applications for various industries whilst driving total control and maximum productivity.

Power Distribution Reinvented

Central to industrial operations, effective power distribution systems are crucial for ensuring reliable and efficient energy delivery. IPD offers solutions designed to streamline power distribution processes whilst enhancing operations to minimise any energy wastage. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, our industry’s energy consumption increased by 2% to 3.232 PJ during the 2021–22 financial year. Based on the statistics, there is a need for room for improvement to drive down the industry’s energy consumption without having to affect productivity and efficiency.

Our comprehensive range of electrical distribution devices safeguards against overloads, short circuits, and other potential issues, minimising downtime and optimising your operations whilst driving energy consumption down.

HVAC Systems

IPD understands the critical role of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in providing optimal working conditions for industrial facilities.

With our range of ABB’s HVAC control solutions, businesses can implement advanced HVAC control techniques, such as with the ACH580 drives, also available in an ultra-low harmonic variant. The ultra-low harmonic range can boost output voltage in weak networks, THDi less than 3% and has everything built-in with no external filter or contactors required. Each of these drives is suitable for various applications, such as commercial industries, hospitals, data centres, and airports, to name a few.

Motor Solutions

Our motor solutions optimise motor performance and enable continuous monitoring and data analysis, resulting in increased safety, energy savings and longevity of equipment. While boosting profitability with continuous operations and having real-time data, we feel confident knowing our knowledge of motor control technology makes it possible for a high-performance output without having to minimise downtime and maximise productivity.

Along with ABB, IPD has a range of motors to transform the industry with energy efficiency. Offering synchronous reluctance motors and a range of induction motors. These are available in various sizes and power ratings to meet the needs of different applications.

General Motors are designed to meet the highest industry standards, and can be used for general-purpose applications such as pumps, fans, and conveyors. They range from output motors generating power of 0.18 to 355kW with an IE3 premium efficiency.

Heavy Industrial and Mining Motors are designed for demanding applications in industries such as mining. Built to withstand harsh environments and heavy loads, the motors have an IP66 rating and are engineered to have a dust shield and robust fan coverage to ensure protection against dust, water, and rocks in harsh conditions. Such as the cast iron motors made for mining with an output power of 0.12 to 1000kW.

Process performance: these motors are designed to be used in demanding industrial applications that require high performance, reliability, and efficiency.


The ABB Ability Smart Sensor for motors offers versatile applicability across both industrial and general motor applications. Capturing key parameters directly from the surface of the equipment provides valuable insights into the condition and performance of motors. This enables users to promptly identify inefficiencies, thereby mitigating risks and enhancing safety and productivity. Moreover, its user-friendly interface facilitates seamless operation, reducing unplanned downtime and contributing to enhanced operational efficiency.

Variable Speed Drive Solutions

By adopting variable speed drives, businesses can achieve substantial energy and cost savings by adjusting power consumption to match actual workloads. We supply ABB’s variable speed drives that provide precise control over motor speed, contributing to sustainable practices while maintaining optimal performance levels.

We supply various speed drives that can be used in different applications. Each drive is manufactured to suit the specific industry for optimum performance, safety, and energy efficiency.

ABB has a range of drives from low voltage to high voltage, such as the below variations of drives that are part of IPD’s portfolio.

Machinery drives — premium motor control drives with hardware flexibility, programmability, and scalability for optimal solutions. We offer the compact, robust, and adaptable ACS180 for applications from 0.37 to 22kW and ACS380 for reliable performance for any automation systems from 0.37 to 22kW.

General purpose drives — consist of essential features built into drive selection, installation, and use. Such as the ACS480 general drive for applications from 0.75 to 22kW and the ACS80 wall-mounted drive for applications ranging from 0.75 to 500kW.

Industry-specific drives — dedicated solutions for industries and applications such as HVAC, water, and wastewater management. We recommend the ACH580 HVAC compatible drive from 0.75 to 500kW applications and the ACQ580 water drive.

Industrial drives — the benchmark of performance, expertise, and quality. These drives allow for uncompromised productivity for all businesses.

IPD continuously provides industrial solutions to the Australian market. With our recognised expertise, we empower Australian industries with industry knowledge and provide tailored solutions to meet their unique challenges. By leveraging ABB’s power distribution, HVAC, motor control, and variation speed drive solutions, businesses can enhance their efficiency, reduce energy consumption, and contribute to a sustainable future.

Explore our full range of industrial solutions and contact us today for more information on1300 556 601 or by clicking here.

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