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AC & DC Drive Modules

Ac and DC DrivesWith an ever increasing range of AC and DC drive modules on the market, getting the right one for your project is becoming more and more difficult. 

We supply drives from ABB, Nidec / Control Techniques, Danfoss, Lenze, Siemens and many others.

  • AC Open loop Drives
  • AC Vector Drives, open or closed loop,
  • DC Drives
  • Servo /  Intelligent drives

Whether the decision is based on price, functionally, or just personal preference, we can apply our extensive experience and independent knowledge to help you select the right drive for your application.


Contact us  for more information or price and delivery details

Motors: AC, DC, Gearmotors, Servomotors

Gear motorAC motors from fractional Hp to MW, variable speed, permanent magnet, fixed speed use, TEFC or externally force ventilated fan, with encoder and brake options.

DC motors from fractional Hp to MW in a wide range of voltages, speeds, frame sizes, IP protection and cooling arrangements.

Official SicmeMotori  agents in the UK

Servomotors with either AC and DC brushless designs fitted with resolver feedback or incremental/absolute encoders. Optional brakes & temperature sensors and cables to suit.

Contact us  for more details or price and delivery.

Braking resistor in stainless steel enclosureBraking Resistors

Braking resistors are required on many AC inverter and servo applications.

We achieve low cost and rapid delivery through standardisation and the use of common components wherever possible.

Ask us about any aspect of sizing, cooling and protection.

  • Standard power ratings and ohmic values
  • Stainless steel enclosures in 7 sizes to cover most applications
  • Horizontal, vertical or side mounting
  • Cable entry knockouts for side, end or bottom entry.
  • Options include drip-proof to IP21 & over temperature switches

 Contact us  today for specialist advice and quick turn around.


Rotary encodersWe supply encoders for every application and environment.

  • Heavy duty industrial encoders
  • Very high speed encoders (to 30,000rpm)
  • Motor encoders
  • Very high resolution encoders
  • Programmable encoders
  • Hazardous area encoders

If you need rapid delivery, drop in replacements - even for obsolete designs, REO tacho mounting, incremental shafted, absolute, programable, semi hollow shaft or hollow shaft options....please call or email.

Contact us  and we'll be happy to advise.

Soft Starts

Softstarts not only offer a number of advantages over direct online starting but can also be a viable alternative to using an inverter drive for motor starting.  Modern softstarts offer compact size, some only marginally bigger than a contactor/overload combination, along with built-in bypass facility and overload protection.

DOL Starting


Inverter Starting

  • Reduced starting current
  • Eliminate snatch at start
  • On board overload protection
  • Footprint approaching contactor/overload size
  • Softstop to eliminate water hammer
  • Comprehensive protection
  • Direct PB connection or keypad control
  • Fieldbus available
  • Reliable maintenance free
  • Minimal heat dissapation with onboard bypass
  • Simple set up
  • Small footprint even with bypass
  • Very cost effective at larger sizes

Contact us for specialist advice and rapid turn around.



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Drives and Automation Ltd
21 Staveley Hall
Staveley Hall Drive
Chesterfield S43 3TN

Contact us...
t:  0845 370 4660
f:  0845 680 0362

page updated on 07/06/2017