Your Industrial Automation & Motor Specialists
Have confidence in your automation and process control. Established in 1996, the SDS Drives team has been driving excellence in automation and process control systems for a collective 100 years.
The UK’s Only Certified Parker Hannifin Distributor & Tier 2 Repair Agent
Browse our vast stock of Parker products. Shop their motion and control technologies which provide precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets.
Products and Parts
An extensive range from specialist suppliers When you need drive control parts and you need them now, SDS can help. If we don’t have what you want, call us and we can find a solution. And if you have any questions, our experts are on hand to share their in-depth product knowledge to help you make the right choice.
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Discover a wide range of products from the world’s leading suppliers. Working hand in hand with our network of strategic partners, SDS are one of the largest suppliers of new and refurbished Parker, Nidec, Control Techniques, Schneider Electric, Mersen, Universal Motors, Rexroth Bosch, Sprint Electric, Eurotherm, Red Lion and CPA products, shipping globally from our Headquarters in Bristol, UK.
Services and Solutions
Minimise future problems – maximise future productivity. We’ve got your turnkey solution, the insight you’re after and the means to make your production line more productive. Over the years we’ve built a range of services including training courses for your team, process control design and optimisation, offering our customers a true end-to-end experience.
Sprint Electric Generis AC Drive
Sprint Electric have unveiled a new AC regeneration drive. The Generis AC drive is the next generation of AC drive technology, delivering cost effective and highly reliable AC motor control combined with energy regeneration and low input current harmonics. Using a unique patented switching technology that does not require a DC link, the Generis gives full four quadrant control as standard, as well as unity power factor and minimal input current distortion
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Adjustable speed drives for fans, pumps, compressors and other applications relying on electric motors. Our power controllers optimise production lines, reduce energy usage and give you control.Browse AC Drives
Precise speed control systems for DC motors. DC Thyristor drives optimise voltage and ensure your production line stays in check. Very cost effective for high power or regenerative applications.Browse DC Drives
Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) at SDS Drives
Parker 590 Series Regen Digital Drive – 3PH, 220-500V – 70A, Frame 2 – Universal Aux – Panel Mounting – No Special Options – English (50/60Hz) – 6901 Keypad Fitted – Armature Voltage – None
List Price: £5,811.18
Parker AC10 IP20 – 1PH, 230V – 0.37kW, Frame 1 – Brake Switch – Filter
List Price: £262.69
Parker 690 Series – 3PH, 400/460V – 4kW, Frame B – Universal Auxiliary – Brake Switch Fitted – Filter Fitted – No System Board – Panel Mount – No Special Options – English (50Hz) – Parker 6901 Keypad – No Speed Feedback – No Comms
Parker 514C Series – 1PH, 4Q – 16A – Standard Livery – IP00 Open Frame – No Special Options
List Price: £2,095.86
Schneider Altivar ATV340 Ethernet IP20 AC Inverter Drive – 3PH, 380/480VAC – 11kW – Filter Fitted – Brake Switch Fitted
List Price: £0.00
System support, Integration and Design
Get your production line up to speed
Reduce costs, optimise efficiency, get specialist support – and ensure your production line runs smoothly for years to come. Take advantage of our servicing, repairs, commissioning, health check audits, preventative maintenance and training provision. Or commission us to design you a bespoke motor control system that achieves exactly what you need.
Over 100 years of combined experience
The team driving the engineering solutions
We’ve been working together long enough to know everyone here is an expert with motor control systems. Whether you’re looking for a repair on a variable speed drive, or are looking at getting a new system designed, there is an engineer among us who has experience in what you want to achieve who will find you a solution.
Check out our compilation of useful online tools. There’s product support and software downloads for our range of drive vfd -frequency variable drives, technical manuals and a drive configurator so you can work what drive you have using your unique part number.
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Product expertise, system support, technical advice
Pick up the phone and chat to our expert team. Whether you need a bespoke quote for a part or have a question about our services, we can help you.