Drive Service Engineers Wanted!

  Quantum Controls have been the UKs largest supplier of Variable Speed Drives and Motors since 1994 and we are looking to expand our Service Department with more experienced Drive Service Engineers and excellent Electrical Engineers looking for a new career advancement. Our Service Department is rapidly growing year by year and we have customers all …

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Top six solutions to achieve a high level of energy efficiency in buildings

MAGELIS SMART industrial touchscreen display by Schneider Electric Efficiently consumed energy Energy efficiency involves providing a given level of performance, cost, quality, availability, and comfort at a minimal level of energy usage throughout the lifecycle of a given asset or process. It includes reducing energy consumption, optimizing energy costs and improving installation reliability. Power measurement …

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Practical tips on how not to burnout an electric motor

Motor heating There are many reasons why an electric motor could start heating up. For example, when another starting duty is used than the informed one on the motor nameplate this may result in motor overheating and consequent motor damage. Due to high starting currents on electric induction motors, the time required to accelerate high …

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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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