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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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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Quantum’s fast response keeps Northumbrian Water pumping

Quantum Controls took only two hours to solve a problem for Northumbrian Water (NW) when it needed to hire a drive at very short notice. NW called Quantum Controls at 3 pm one Friday afternoon with a request to hire a variable speed drive to replace an existing drive at one of its pumping stations. …

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Northumbrian Water to save £100,000 energy costs with ABB drives

Northumbrian Water is set to save over £100,000 a year on pump running costs following a project with ABB Dives Alliance member, Quantum Controls, to install ABB low voltage AC drives on its anaerobic digester. An anaerobic digester uses micro-organisms to break down biodegradable material such as sewage waste. The company was experiencing a problem …

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Drives hired from Quantum prevent Northumbrian Water stopping digester Tanks

A solution was required to keep the digestion tanks on Northumbrian Water’s Advanced Anaerobic Digester plant running during the installation and commissioning of the new Motor Control Centre extension at Northumbrian water (NWL). NWL needed to upgrade an MCC controlling the mixing of the digestion tanks at Bran Sands, to ensure the process is not …

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Making two phases into three

Northumbrian Water is saving up to £50,000 by running its 3-phase equipment from a two-phase supply with the help of an ABB ACS550 drive. The company’s Winston village pumping station near Barnard Castle in the North East is on a split phase supply. Bob Dixon, Project Manager for Northumbrian Water, says: “This is a problem …

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Dwr Cymru (Welsh Water) keep a high-quality service throughout a major site upgrade

When Dwr Cymru (Welsh Water) needed to upgrade the full Motor Control Cabinet (MCC) and power supplies controlling the Mescoed pumping station, they called upon Quantum Controls to offer a unique solution to the problem of maintaining the water supplies to the surrounding area. The problem is a common one for Water companies, as removing …

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Quantum provide Drives that boost savings for Northumbrian Water

Tests showing higher than expected energy savings have convinced Northumbrian Water to standardise on using variable speed drives for much of its pumping needs. Five ABB Comp-AC drives, supplied by ABB Drives Alliance partner Quantum Controls have been installed at the booster pumping stations at Fenham and Hillhead, saving Northumbrian Water over £7,000 in the …

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The ‘Easy’ Way to specify your Variable Speed Drives

So you’d like to buy a new Variable Speed Drive (VSD)? Finding the correct VSD or motor controller can be a fairly daunting task as there are many variables with each application and system. However, below are some helpful tips and suggestions to help you select the right drive. Hopefully, the mystery becomes less complex as you …

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Four-core cables – Why should these be avoided in drive installations?

Many installers prefer using four-core cable, as this is the traditional way for many installations and also because it provides an element of convenience, with the earth lead already included within the cable sheath. However, when earthing a drive system, two aspects need to be considered – personal protection and EMC. The protective earth exists …

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Our growing team of apprentices!

Over the years we have taken on many apprentices, not just engineers but across all departments. They have always excelled and been part of the team many years after. As part of our Apprenticeship Scheme we have taken on a new apprentice this year and have big news on some of our staff that were …

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