Toshiba motor drives, controls, and programmable logic controllers: A full range of low and medium voltage motors and adjustable speed drives for the most demanding applications.

Control Concepts: A full range of service for Toshiba motor drives, controls, and programmable logic controllers.

  • HVAC
  • Industrial
  • Oil and Gas
  • Datacenters
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Utilities
  • And more

Like GE, Toshiba is a leading provider of automation and controls technology and services for a broad variety of industries. The name Toshiba is seen daily on computers, televisions, and other consumer electronics. Yet more products are created for heavy and technically sophisticated automation systems.

Control Concepts knowledge of Toshiba drives and controls encompasses every industry served by Toshiba.


Toshiba provides low voltage adjustable speed drives specifically designed for HVAC systems with complete control of the fan and pump applications. The line includes:

  • Q9 Plus HVAC
  • Q9 HVAC
  • Q7 HVAC

Control Concepts provides service for Toshiba motors and drives backed by over 30 years of experience in drive repair, service, and support.


Toshiba drives and motors withstand some of the world’s toughest environments. The line includes:

  • Dura-Bull(R)
  • EQP Global(R) Motor Series
  • Vertical P-Base Low Voltage Motors
  • AS1 Low Voltage Drives
  • GX9
  • MTX2(TM) -15 Outdoor Stackable and -60 Outdoor

Control Concepts sends technicians to any environment to service, maintain, and repair every one of these drives.


Toshiba PLCs are at the core of every Toshiba control system and offer comprehensive automation solutions including a series of Operator Interface Stations and Gateway Protocol Converters. Products include:

  • V200 Series Micro PLCs
  • V2000 Series Small PLCs
  • Keypad displays
  • Touchscreens
  • Clip-on I/O modules

A programmable logic controller (PLC) is a miniature industrial computer (CPU) that contains the hardware and software for the automation of industrial electromechanical processes of machinery in factory assembly lines.

You can program multiple digital and analog inputs and outputs (I/O interface system) with…

  • Extended temperature ranges
  • Immunity to electrical noise
  • Resistance to vibration and impact

PLCs Run a Four Step Operational Process in a Repeating Loop:

  • Input Scan: Looks for all connected input devices
  • Program Scan: Executes user-created program logic
  • Output Scan: Runs or shuts off all connected output devices
  • Housekeeping: Communicates with programming devices and performs internal diagnostics

What Can You Attach to a PLC?

All types of sensors and output devices, for example:

  • Proximity or photoelectric sensors
  • Limit switches
  • Pushbuttons

Common Drive Failure

  • Drive doesn't run the motor
  • Drive keeps blowing fuses or tripping breakers
  • Loose connections
  • Non-functional cooling fans
  • Software or programming problems
  • Circuit board failure

The Repair Process

We check the motor drive and terminals for substandard connections which can be caused by anything from heat cycles and mechanical vibration to reusing or over-tightening torque screws.

We conduct diode and IGBT tests on the input/output power sections before applying power to the drive unit. This is to protect against further damage from a short.

We power up the unit and perform amp readings and output frequency tests, slowly increasing the voltage until the rated input voltage of the drive is reached.

If everything functions properly, we use the drive to run a motor through basic jog functions after backing up existing programs. If the motor does not run, we check the output voltages and current ratings going to the motor to check drive function for motor rotation.

Most drive failures can be avoided through preventative maintenance. Control Concepts provides 24/7 service and support. 

Call us for more information or to schedule service.