Products or Equipment Impacted
All Emerson/Control Techniques/Nidec Unidrive SP 0201 through 6402
Customers should be aware of the following:
Nidec transitioned the Unidrive SP product line to Maintenance on January 1, 2018. This began a 10 year period of repairs only subject to parts availability (i.e. repairs through 12/2027).
Customers should contact TAIT via firstname.lastname@example.org if they currently have any of the above drives in use. The Nidec Unidrive M700 range is designed as a drop in replacement; however, they are not physically identical and may pose problems in tight fitting (e.g. rack mount) enclosures. Additionally, input and output wiring may need rework.
Options at this point include:
- Work with TAIT to design an upgrade to their system using current products.
- Acquire remaining drives that are still available through 3rd party sellers to hold as spares until the above is implemented or to cover eventual degradation beyond use of the current drives if no upgrade is desired.
- Contact TAIT via email@example.com to discuss any possible repair of degraded drives.