Top Safety Tips for Electrical Engineers

Introduction Electricity can kill or severely injure people and cause damage to property. Every year many accidents at work involving electric shock or burns are reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Most of the fatal incidents are caused by contact with overhead power lines. Those using or working with electricity may not be …

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Top Ten Tips for getting the right Variable Speed Drive

  Identify the type of application You will need to identify the type of application and likely demand of the drive, it is important to know which type of load is to be controlled, before making any selections. There are essentially three different load types:   Constant torque – This occurs when fixed volumes are …

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Quantum Controls wins prestigious ‘UK Drive Rental Company of the Year’ Award 2018

  “We are delighted to win this prestigious award, working with market leading products makes our work much easier.” says Mark Hodgkinson UK Drive Rental Fleet Manager. Since launching the Rental Department back in 2015, it has been a steady increase for the department. During 2016 we saw our business double in size as we …

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Quantum Controls’ Drives and Motors Seminar and Golf Day 2018 at Close House

Our Annual Seminar and Golf Day took place on Monday 16th July 2018, with presentations from Paul Pryor at Schneider Electric on the “Industrial Internet of Things”, Richard Gee from ABB on Motor Management and ABB Ability Smart Sensor. Starting the morning off with our very own Kevin Brown with the latest from Quantum Controls. …

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The 10 Essential Secrets to Variable Speed Drive Optimisation

  Understand Your Installed Base An initial on site assessment should be carried out by a qualified Drive Service Engineer, they should log the drive location, part numbers, specification and maintenance status and criticality to the process or application for the future maintenance planning   Preventative Maintenance Schedule As the level of criticality of your …

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The UK’s largest drive repair facility

All equipment requires maintenance or repair at some point. Whether dealing with an unexpected breakdown or replacing worn parts at a scheduled maintenance interval, Quantum provides all levels of repair for all makes of VSD equipment. Recent investment in our brand new test facility is set to provide many additional benefits, allowing us to further …

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Quantum Controls – the fourth Emergency Service?

Obviously, we say this with tongue in cheek! As important as our services are to UK manufacturing, when our engineers are called upon it is not a matter of life or death. The ladies and gents of the police, fire and health services deserve all the recognition they get (and much better salaries in our …

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Snow doesn’t beat Quantum, the right vehicle for the job saves the day!

Earlier this week Quantum Controls took a call from a cable manufacturer who had a DC motor failure within his production line, and the extreme weather conditions meant getting through the snow to site was difficult – but our 4 x 4 vehicles meant our engineers were still mobile. The motor had already failed three …

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‘One Call’ is all it took…

Since the launch of our One Call VSD Contract we have been amazed by its popularity and the number of clients that have deemed this the perfect solution for their business. Our One Call Contract provides 24/7 technical telephone support, 24/7 emergency call out and a guaranteed first visit fix on all manufacturers’ equipment for …

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What are the common effects of harmonic distortion?

The distortion in the waveform in the load current of any nonlinear device causes similar changes in the voltage waveform relative to the harmonic impedance of the source network. This voltage distortion affects both the current and voltage for all other loads connected to that system. The common effects of such harmonic distortion are as …

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