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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Did you know that 2% of motor failures are due to the shaft coupling?

Here are the reasons why: 1. Misalignment A coupling that is badly aligned suffers unusual load stresses and can lead to failure. Ensure the coupling is aligned parallel to the shafts. Tips: Check all 3 types of alignment of your motor Mechanical alignment: Experience has shown that any base-mounted assembly of motor and driven load, …

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What you should take into consideration when choosing Motor Cables for Variable Speed Drives

The motor cable for a PWM variable speed drive can have some unexpected effects. In this Blog Post you can find some special considerations which are needed when choosing and installing a motor cable for a VSD. Current rating The steady-state loaded motor current is not appreciably changed by using a VSD with the motor. …

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Drives and Machine Safety

According to a commonly consulted hierarchy of controls, people’s safety in the workplace is dependent on various types of protective measure. The most effective of these is classed as hazard removal – obviously enough. At the other end of the scale is the wearing of personal protective equipment. Midway between the two lies the field of engineering controls – the design or …

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Did you know that 16% of motor failures are due to external factors?

Here are the reasons why: 1. Motor operating temperature The industry standard for LV motor insulation systems is class F, with a limit on temperature rise of class B. Other insulation systems offering higher levels of protection are available. Tips: Ensure that the cooling systems of the motor are suitably maintained. Broken fans, clogged vents …

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We are hiring! Financial Controller vacancy available!

Quantum Controls are the largest supplier of variable speed drives, motors and associated services in the UK. We are currently in a period of sustained growth and now have premises in Prudhoe, Thetford, Glasgow and a manufacturing facility in Birtley. We have an exciting opportunity within our finance team for someone who is enthusiastic, driven …

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What is Overall Equipment Effectiveness and how to calculate it?

The Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) measures the manufacturing productivity by indicating the degree to which a manufacturing plant is truly productive. It can be used to monitor the efficiency of the manufacturing processes and help to identify areas for improvement. This metric allows the identification of losses, benchmarking progress and improving the productivity of the …

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Control Techniques Appoints Quantum Controls as Service Partner for UK Service, Maintenance and Repairs

Control Techniques, part of the Nidec group of companies, today announces it has appointed a dedicated drives business, Quantum Controls Ltd., as a key partner to support its UK customer base. Quantum is an accredited repairer of Control Techniques drives and under the agreement Quantum will offer a service, maintenance and repair contract for all …

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Excellent Sales Engineer Wanted Now!

Could you be the next great Sales Engineer we are seeking to cover the South West/Midlands area? Quantum Controls, the ‘UK’s Drives and Motor Supplier of the Year’ Winner for the last three years have been the UK’s largest Independent Supplier of Variable Speed Drives and support Services since 1994. Our rapidly growing business is …

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Did you know that 16% of motor breakdowns are caused by a stator winding failure?

Here are the reasons why: 1. Over Heating The cooler the motor operates, the longer its expected life… A 10°C reduction in operating temperature typically doubles the motors lifetime. Excessive starts are a major cause of over-heating. During a non-VSD start-up a motor typically sees between 6 to 8 times its rated current. This increases …

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