SSD Drives division of Parker Hannifin Corporation is an industry leading manufacturer of electrical power conversion equipment, including AC, DC and servo drives, motors, and grid tie inverters. Since 1974, SSD Drives Division has supplied equipment and services to a diverse mix of industries in the industrial, automotive, energy, and commercial sectors.
Originally established as Shackleton System Drives (SSD), the company was part of Eurotherm for a number of years and became established as a world class manufacturer of AC and DC drives. In 2000, Parvex joined forces with SSD, further expanding product offerings to include servo drives and motors. In 2005, SSD Drives was acquired by Parker Hannifin Corporation, as a result of their strategy for growth in the industrial automation sector. With annual sales of $13 billion in fiscal year 2013, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs approximately 58,000 people in 49 countries around the world.
Parker SSD products bring the right mix of features and functionality, developed from over three decades of experience. In the industrial automation arena, Parker SSD products provide coordinated system solutions for printing, converting and web handling, wire, plastics, paper, textiles, mining, metals, HVAC, ski lifts, and test stands. For renewable energy solutions, Parker SSD Drives offers a broad line of grid tie inverters, used in PV solar, wind, and wave power applications, as well as utility scale battery energy storage systems. For the mobile market, Parker SSD supplies motor, controller/inverter, generator, and charging systems used in electric and hybrid vehicles, and a unique hybrid hydraulic/electric platform. Backed by the global reach of Parker, SSD Drives provides expert sales, application, and service support worldwide.
To complement a broad range of standard products, Parker SSD Drives offers complete system design and manufacturing. In addition, a network of factory trained system integrators can provide system construction, startup, and support services on a local level. Parker SSD systems range from simple packaged drives to complex, turnkey drive systems with integrated PLCs and SCADA control. A standardized, functional design approach makes it possible to construct, test, and document complex systems quickly and economically, yet to a high quality standard. Our UL, CSA and CE certified panel shop builds systems that meet stringent local and world demands and the factory acceptance testing program ensures trouble-free installations.
To support installations worldwide, field service and start-up assistance is available through domestic and international teams of direct service engineers. Available services include startup, programming, repair, software and firmware upgrades, and preventative maintenance audits. An experienced staff of in-house product specialists provides an around-the-clock product support service to help customers solve problems whenever they occur.
Parker Hannifin’s worldwide sales offices and distribution network assure local support all over the globe. They assure their customers have products available locally to support their manufacturing operations.
Parker SSD Drives provides factory, on-site, and other customized training for all of its products. This training allows their customers to learn from the experts on selecting, applying, calibrating, and troubleshooting their products. Classes include a mixture of lecture and hands-on instruction.