Life cycle management
ABB follows a four-phase model for managing the life cycles of its drives. The life cycle phases are active, classic, limited and obsolete. The services offering is defined for every drive separately. The availability of individual services depends on the drive’s life cycle phase.
The four-phase drive life cycle management model provides customers with a transparent method for managing their investment in drives. In each phase, customers clearly see what life cycle services are available, and more importantly, what services are not available. Decisions on upgrading, retrofitting or replacing drives can be made with confidence. See the leaflet Service Note - ABB drive lifecycle management.
Life cycle status statements and announcements
Product specific life cycle status statements and announcements give our customers valuable real-time information for planning the future use of the equipment and transition to a new equipment. Product specific lifecycle status statements as well as other product specific documents are provided in the LV AC Legacy drive pages.