Why you must use Variable Speed Drives in pumping applications!

Variable speed drives in pumping applications Pumping applications represent a significant opportunity for applying variable speed drives (VSDs) in new, as well as retrofit installations. The majority of pumping applications need to be controlled. It is unlikely that a pump will run continuously at a maximum speed.     Many analyses show that energy consumption is …

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Recruiting Electrical Design Engineers (Control Panels)!

Quantum Controls are looking to recruit an experienced and capable Electrical Design Engineer to carry out all aspects of design and engineering of control panels. This vacancy has arisen due to continued growth and a strong order book with both existing and new clients. We have been established for over 25 years and are the …

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Excellent Drive Service Engineers Wanted!

Could you be the next great service engineer we are seeking to work full time repairing, servicing and installing variable speed drives in South East Area of England? Quantum Controls have been the UK’s largest Independent Supplier of Variable Speed Drive Services since 1994 and we are looking to offer excellent electrical engineers a full-time …

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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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