How to correctly set up a VSD?

A Variable Speed Drive controls motor speed and torque by varying the motor input voltage and frequency. A very close match between motor speed and the output requirements of the machine it is driving may therefore be achieved. Variable Speed Drives offer the user a number of advantages including: Energy savings Elimination of expensive mechanical …

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Take your motor failure rate to zero in 2019

The technology is now available that can totally prevent electric motor failures, saving you tens of thousands of pounds in lost production and costly motor rewinds and repair. Find out how you can get ownership back of your maintenance budget.     We will be hosting this presentation at Quantum Controls Head Office in Prudhoe, …

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Power failure: What does a drive do when power dips?

Public electricity supplies are generally reliable, but they do suffer disturbances. Obviously a total loss of supply results in all electrical equipment stopping, unless it has a backup supply such as a UPS and/or backup generator connected. When the power returns the equipment re-starts from the off state in the way it was designed to …

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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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