Quantum Controls Fantasy Premier League

We thought it would be good fun for all the staff and customers to get involved with the upcoming Premier League by starting our own private Fantasy League! To join in, register here https://fantasy.premierleague.com/ and email k.purkins@quantum-controls.co.uk with your team name to be eligble for any prizes! League Name is ‘Quantum Controls Fantasy Premier League’ …

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Join the team at Quantum!

Here are a list of our current vacancies at Quantum, if you would like more information on any of the roles, feel free to email us at hr@quantum-controls.co.uk or give us a call on 01661 836 566. We are always on the look out for excellent Drive Service Engineers to cover our Contract Customers across …

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Motor Windings: What are the differences?

Motor windings can take many shapes or forms. However 3-phase distributed windings are the most commonly used in AC motors for industrial applications, which will be the focus of this article. The discussion which follows is equally applicable to the use of this type of winding in induction motors or in permanent magnet synchronous motors. …

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What All Engineers Should Know About Variable Speed Drive Repairs

I’m sure we can all agree Variable Speed Drives are expensive pieces of equipment that require regular maintenance to minimize premature failure and maximize the life span of your asset. However, all makes of Drives do fail and one of the most common faults is IGBT (Insulated-gate bipolar transistor) failure. An insulated-gate bipolar transistor is …

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Electromagnetic Compatibility in AC Drives

Pulses and spectra It is worth first getting clear the concept of frequency spectra, which is used widely by EMC engineers, but which can cause confusion. One way to help understand EMC effects is to work in terms of the frequency content, or spectrum, of the disturbance. This is mainly because the propagation of radio …

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How the Whaley Bridge disaster was prevented…

In August there was a recorded 94mm of rain that fell across the UK in the first couple of weeks, 5% higher than the average for the entire month! The concrete slabs on the overflow spillway that keep the water contained had become dislodged from the sheer amount of water. The Environment Agency issues a …

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How to size a motor & drive system

Proper sizing is a crucial aspect of motor selection. If a motor is undersized, it will not be able to control the load, leading to overshoot and ringing. Over-sizing a system is as bad as under-sizing – it may control the load but it will also be larger and heavier, as well as more expensive in …

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What is Industry 4.0? Explained by an engineer for an engineer.

Until the scientific revolution most human cultures did not believe in progress. They thought the golden age was in the past, and that the world was stagnant, if not deteriorating.  Many faiths believed that someday a messiah would appear, as happened when Kevin Keegan joined Newcastle United. But the notion that progress could and would …

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Quantum Controls welcomes new team members as the next part of Scotland Expansion

“UK Drive and Motor Supplier of Year” 3 years running; Quantum Controls has appointed Karolina Mickevica and Kevin Dick as their new Technical Sales Engineers for Scotland, South and North respectively. Karolina brings 11 years of experience to her new role, having worked with brands including Sage Plc and Newcastle Building Society delivering sales and …

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Annual Drives & Motors Seminar and Golf Day 2019

Another great day this year, the Seminar and Golf Day was held at Slaley Hall 25th July, the hottest day of the year so far! It was sweltering! This year we focused on innovation and bringing our customers into Industry 4.0. We had presentations from ourselves, discussing our revolutionary 24/7 motor stock access through logistics …

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Energy Saving in Mines & Quarries

What to address first and where to go for further optimisation and cost savings Most mines and quarries contain a proliferation of electric motors, powering fans, pumps, conveyors, crushers, winches, hydraulic power packs etc. They vary in size and importance from large machines that are critical to site safety and operations to smaller examples that …

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