Tuesday, 23 February 2010


Direct-Industrial.com, a leading online distributor of new, used and obsolete industrial automation equipment has been appointed distributor for Sprint Electric’s range of analogue and digital DC drives.  Under the distribution arrangement Direct-Industrial.com will hold significant stocks of the full range of Sprint products, which will be available for 24hr despatch as required, with pre-sales support and after sales service.

Founded in 1987, Sprint Electric designs and manufactures industrial motor controllers, specialising in DC drive technology. DC drives are complex electronic products that can precisely control the speed of automated process machinery. With over fifty models available, the Sprint Electric range of DC Drive offers a wider choice than any other manufacturer with variable speed drives ranging from 0.25kw to many hundreds of Kilowatts. Larger KW DC drives are ideal for controlling DC motors used in heavy industry applications such as metal working, steel mills, mining, or the cement, rubber and plastics industries.

“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to work alongside Sprint Electric, who have an excellent reputation for manufacturing the highest quality DC drives,” explained Direct-Industrial.com's John Joe McGonagle. “It is no secret that many drive manufacturers have chosen to abandon existing DC drive users and instead focus on AC drive technology. This has left many of our customers anxious about the future of their production lines.  Working with Sprint will allow Direct-Industrial.com to provide a wide range of affordable replacement DC drive solutions”

Sprint DC drives have always had a reputation for quality, technical innovation and value for money. In many ways the partnership with Sprint provides a perfect extension to what we already do at Direct-Industrial.com. We are happy to be able to offer our customers the best of both worlds – value for money without compromising on support," adds Stuart Park

Gary Keen who heads Sprint Electric’s sales department, says: "Direct-Industrial.com is a well established and competent organisation and an ideal partner to help us achieve our market and sales targets. Their team of engineers are available to evaluate applications, providing technical assistance and professional advice.”

Friday, 12 February 2010

Lenze SMV drives now in stock

Direct-Industrial.com has received it first batch of Lenze SMD drives

As an official stocking reseller to Lenze we are able to dispatch Lenze SMD to any location in the world and provide full technical support.  The Lenze SMD range of drives are simple, compact and extremely good value for money. Requiring just three face mounted operator buttons and a handful of parameters, commissioning the smd is child‘s play.  However, if you are unsure about installing and commissioning your Lenze SMD variable speed drive, Direct-Industrial.com can offer pre and post sale support. For UK customers we can even install your Lenze SMD variable speed drive for you.

On the Lenze SMD drive parameter settings can be saved using the unique EPM (Electronic Programmable Module) and copied to other drives in the same range as many times as required. The smd comes with integrated motor overload protection. A microprocessor calculates the motor power independently of the output speed, protects the motor and renders other hardware superfluous. The smd also features current limiting with frequency reduction for stable operation, a clearly legible LED display and the option of low-noise operation thanks to a configurable switching frequency up to 10 kHz. The function and number of control terminals corresponds to the familiar Lenze standard. The smd support operation between 0.25 and 22 kW. The smd Inverter range can be purchased with RS485 (Lecom & Modbus) communication, with CANopen communication (including Lenze System bus protocol) or without communication depending on the needs of the application.

Direct-Industrial.com are an official stocking reseller for the Lenze SMD range of drives. For more information on the Lenze SMD drives why not drop us vist our Direct-Industrial.com

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Converting your excessing stock into cash

Direct-Industrial.com has helped a large scotish dairy convert its excess Siemens automation spares into cash.  The dairy had recently sold several of its older machines to a plant in Eastern Europe but still had spare parts in stock.

Direct-Industrial.com is the guaranteed way to sell your old industrial automation spares and surplus equipment.  Whatever the make, model, age or condition of your industrial automation spares- we'll buy it!  We buy all makes and models of PLCs, drives, controls and monitors, from £5 to over £100,000.   You can have the money in your account with 10 working days and we will pay for collection. For more information visit Direct-Industrial.com

Friday, 5 February 2010

Direct-Industrial.com Now Recruiting

Due to the increasing demand for our repair services we are now actively looking to employ experienced electronic engineers to work at our headquarters in Blackburn. The preferred candidates will be degree educated in electronics and have prior experience of 
  • PLC’s
  • Servo Drives 
  • Monitors-VDU’s
  • AC Drives - DC Drives
  • Temperature Control 
  • Machine Tools

For more information and a detailed job specification please contact Stuart on +44 (0)1254 673747 or send us an email through www.Direct-Industrial.com