Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 25, 2006
Like any other part, a variable frequency drive doesn’t malfunction on a schedule convenient for the plant or engineer. If the plant doesn’t happen to have a new AC drive or DC drive of that exact specification in inventory, the situation becomes even more urgent. A replacement variable frequency drive is needed now, so operations are not impeded. Additionally, drives don’t generally break down in batches, making it convenient for the plant ordering the drives to meet a price-break level for a discount or, worse, to meet minimum ordering requirements.
Traditionally, the only solution to such a problem is to pay the premium price for a single drive, or wait until other drives are needed and the plant or facility can pull together an order for which a discount can be obtained or minimum order met.
The underlying problem has been that variable frequency drive distributors generally cater to a larger-quantity-buying public, such as a system integrator or a large facility ordering multiple drives at a time. The smaller plant, or even the bigger one who in an emergency only needs one or two drives, is left out in the cold to pay higher prices just to get the drives they need.
A company called DrivesWarehouse has decided to put an end to all that. Anyone who becomes a member on their web site is entitled to competitive pricing, whether ordering one or twenty drives. As with traditional vendors, bulk discounts are available, but unlike the norm pricing is also competitive for the customer who may only need that one variable frequency drive.
In addition to their pricing, they also have a customer reward program which rewards purchases from as low as $499 all the way up through $3,000+ with the customer’s choice of discounts for future purchases or gift certificates. For example, a purchase of $1,000 to $1,999 will earn the purchaser a gift certificate of $50, which can be applied to their next purchase, or redeemed through a retailer of the customer’s choice. The list of redeeming retailers includes restaurants, apparel outlets, beauty spas, gift stores, book and CD stores, and many more.
Another convenience to this purchase method is the hours. Many plants and factories operate multiple shifts, which a variable speed drive might be needed at just about any time of the day or night. Traditional distributors operate only during the standard “business hours” of 9 to 5, Monday through Friday. An order for an AC drive or DC drive needed other than during these times must wait to be processed until the vendor is open for business. DrivesWarehouse is open 24/7 so that an urgently needed variable speed drive can be purchased at any time.
A wide variety of drives are kept in stock for immediate shipment, ranging from as low as 1/8 hp all the way up through 500 hp, from manufacturers such as Hitachi and Polyspede. Categories include Micro VFD, General Purpose Drive, Heavy Duty VFD, Sensorless Vector VFD, and numerous other variable frequency drive units.
For more information contact:
6770 Twin Hills Ave.
Dallas, TX 75231
Phone (888) 476-5944
Fax (214) 363-6361
Web site: http://www.driveswarehouse.com
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