How can I calculate energy efficiency savings for drives?

Electric motor driven systems comprise a massive 40% of the world’s total electricity consumption, and 65% here in the UK. But many businesses are unaware of the technologies available to them which have the potential to significantly reduce their energy costs, and in turn the global and UK demand for electricity by a staggering 20% …

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Four-core cables – Why these should 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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True 24/7 Technical Support

Normal Working Hours do not align to 24-hour manufacturing operations, 66% of the time your process is running most offices are closed. Most ‘Drives’ companies claim to offer 24-hour tech support, but with only one or two engineers who have a mobile with them for you to call. The fact is that it is impossible …

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How to fix warning code A7AB on an ACH580

We provide 24/7 Technical Support to engineers, our dedicated Support line is available 8am – 5pm every day, manned by one of our fully qualified engineers. Out of hours, we have 4 Drive Engineers on call 24/7 to support our customers. Call us on 0330 9000 247 any time day or night to get you directly …

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Instant Access to your own Drive Asset History

At any time, day or night, you will be able to log into our bespoke Customer Portal and Job Management System, using your own unique user-name and password. This Asset Management system will is available on your smartphone, tablet or PC, making it accessible anywhere.     The dashboard will give you access to the …

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Instant 24/7 Access to UK’s largest Motor Stock

We have been the leading supplier of ABB Motors in the UK for many years and we recognise that there is a universal problem in getting a suitable motor to site quickly when you’re faced with costly downtime, or when you need it for an urgent project. As a result, we have invested in a solution …

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Quantum Controls Opens Drives Service Centre Facility in Scotland

Quantum Controls have over 25 years as an ABB Drive Service Partner, in 2018 we formed new partnerships with all major Drive Suppliers in the UK and are now the Official Drive Service Partner for Schneider, Danfoss, Vacon, Mitsubishi and Control Techniques Nidec, and have engineers fully trained on Siemens Drives. The fact that Quantum …

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All Warranty Issues handled with Drive Warranty+ by Quantum

The Problem All Drive Manufacturers offer a global product warranty and a standard warranty for 37kW and below drives is a non repair policy. If your drive fails, the Manufacturer will request a PO from you before doing anything. They will then request the damaged drive to be shipped back to their Repair Facility for …

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Seven Steps that Save Engineers Lives

The pressure on Todays Busy Engineers has never been higher to continuously improve process performance and reduce costly downtime due to equipment failure. Delivery on KPI’s is vital but nothing is more important than understanding how to work safely, here are the 7 easy steps to always apply.   As an example of electrical safety …

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3 Easy Steps to stop Bearing Current Failures with Drives

How to deal with persistent bearing currents On rare occasions, operators in the process industry may note that their low voltage motors experience a current flowing through the motor bearings, especially when they are used with a variable speed drive (VSD). Left unchecked, these bearing currents will inevitably result in premature failure. Two new approaches can eliminate …

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