Introducing ‘Repairs by Chris Billington’

The latest member to the Sentridge team is settling in well. Ex-ABB Drive Service Guru, Chris Billington has been fixing ABB Drives for over 20 years; his ABB Drive Service experience and knowledge is probably the best in the UK and his reputation for delivering a quality service amongst the world of ABB Drives is second… Read more »

Chris Billington Joins Sentridge Control

We are delighted to tell you Chris Billington has joined Sentridge Control from ABB where Chris has been caressing the full range of ABB drives for thirty years. Due to workshop relocation we were able to get Chris on board to join our team here to expand our Drives Service and repair offering. With over… Read more »

Meet Jimbo, the ABB Elephant

ABB has just released three videos starring Jimbo, the giant 600 Kg elephant, and former racing driver and TV presenter Vicki Butler-Henderson. They really are worth a watch. Episode 1:ACS880 challenge – Direct Torque Control Test Is DTC fast enough to catch an Elephant at free fall? Direct Torque Control is the most sophisticated drive-motor control… Read more »

Phil Tomkinson Invited to Finland as an ABB Expert

As a global manufacturer, ABB understands that to optimise the performance of its products it relies on expert distributors across the world, of which Sentridge is proud to be one of them.   Each year ABB hosts “Expert Days” and invites partners from across the globe to join them at its Headquarters in Finland to find… Read more »

Sentridge Welcomes ABB’s Global Service Product Manager to Coventry

As one of ABB’s Authorised Value Providers, Sentridge Control was given the opportunity to meet with Asko Kavala, ABB’s Global Service Product Manager, who is currently over from Finland on a short-term assignment. Asko, seen here in the centre,who has been with ABB since 1989, is temporarily based at ABB’s Daresbury site and from there… Read more »

Critical ABB Drives plant affected by Hot Weather.

We recently were called to a utility site to investigate a 315kW drive failure on a critical water supply site. Upon inspection of this 315kW low Harmonic ABB drive it was quickly realised that this 2007 drive needed some TLC to overcome the damage caused by over temperature to the drive components and failure of… Read more »

A Chilly Challenge for Phil

A Plastic Injection Mouldings factory approached Sentridge and “Challenged Phil” to save them energy without disrupting any of their production processes. After carrying out a site survey, Phil identified that the factory’s Chillers were a potential source for energy saving. Although not a production critical process, the chillers play an important role in keeping the… Read more »

Carbon Trust Funding for SMEs

Finding the spare capital to fund energy saving initiatives can be a challenge for SME business owners as other areas of their business make more of a demand on cash flow. In fact research carried out by the Carbon Trust has shown that while SMEs are concerned about how much they spend on energy and are keen… Read more »

Severn Trent Engineers under Pressure to Calm the Network– Perfect Pressure

Leakages and burst water pipes are a constant headache for water companies as it causes disruption, loss of supply and extra man-hours are then needed to fix the problem. Sentridge Control has been working with water companies for many years; helping them save energy and improve their processes by installing ABB Variable Speed Drives on… Read more »