Drive Start-up

Leverage our extensive product knowledge and industry experience to help reduce the time between integration and start-up.


Since its inception, Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) technology has provided significant energy savings and increased application flexibility. For optimal operation and long-term reliability, it is critical to verify proper installation and operation from the start. ES&E and Rockwell can take the guesswork out of start-up as well as provide additional peace of mind with an extended warranty for your VFD.


Advantages of an ES&E Drive Start-up

  • Improved On-Time Production Performance
    Having a new drive or system up and running on time is critical to the growth of your business. Start-up delays can limit productivity which can lead to fulfillment issues, missed delivery times, and loss of revenue.
  • Reduced Total Maintenance Costs
    Our experienced Service Technicians work with you to check all equipment and systems so that equipment performs safely and efficiently.
  • Improved Equipment Operation
    Improper equipment commissioning due to a lack of knowledge or skills gaps can create production problems down the road.

  • Extended Factory Warranty
    Utilizing Rockwell Automation trained Service Technicians to start up and commission your Low Voltage Drives will reduce your risk of performance problems and premature equipment failures. Our standard process verifies that the necessary electrical, mechanical, and environmental criteria have been met, allowing your factory warranty to be extended for two years.


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What is Provided?

  • Motor/Drive Installation Verification - Physical inspection and verification of proper drive and motor installation practices prior to the application of power
  • Parameter Configuration Assistance - Adjustment of operation parameters, within drive and motor design limitations, to values as appropriate for the application
  • Basic Operation Verification - Operation of drive through speed range to verify proper performance
  • Network Configuration - Programming network parameters in the drive (Ethernet)
  • Unrivaled Support - ES&E’s multiple drive specialists provide the support needed for proper selection and application technique and continues throughout the life of the product

Drive Start-up FAQs

Q: What drives are available for start-up?
A: Most Rockwell drives are available for start-up services, the following have a fixed price + extended warranty option available.

  • PowerFlex 523*
  • PowerFlex 525*
  • PowerFlex 753*
  • PowerFlex 755*

Q: Are start-up services available for Rockwell drives not included on this list?
A: Yes, contact us today for quote.


Q: How do we schedule?
A: We have local resources available for startup and flexible scheduling options. Email to schedule


Q: What must be done prior to on-site start-up?
A: As part of scheduling process we will send start-up checklist


Q: *Are there any exclusions to this program?
A: PowerFlex 753 and 755 drives Frame size 8 and above, and drives in the following applications must be reviewed for accurate pricing.

  • Coordinated drives
  • Presses, people moving, hoists, cranes, torque proving
  • Encoder Feedback / Positioning
  • Load Sharing
  • Drives in MCCs
  • Does not include DeviceLogix programming.

Q: How can I request a Drive Start-up evaluation?
A: Click here to request a Drive Start-up.