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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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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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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The essentials of electrical distribution systems every engineer should know.

Transferring AC/DC electrical power Electrical distribution systems are an essential part of the electrical power system. In order to transfer electrical power from an alternating current (AC) or a direct current (DC) source to the place where it will be used, some type of distribution network must be utilized. The method used to distribute power …

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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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