Dobrina Koleva

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Repair or replace? The Facts About Motor Rewinds

No-one wants to think about a motor breaking down, but when it does you have two choices: repair it or replace it with a new one. This might sound like a simple choice but there are many factors to consider and all too often motor repairers do not present the facts that are need for …

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ABB Motors on their way to your site anywhere in UK within 30 minutes of your call, day or night, Guaranteed!

Quantum Controls has partnered with Carousel Logistics, one of the UK’s leading logistics companies, to provide UK Industry with instant access to ABB Motors any time, day or night. There are currently over 10,000,000 electric motors keeping UK industrial processes running. All engineers live with the constant threat of motor failure stopping manufacturing processes, leading …

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Are Your Switch Rooms Full to Bursting Point?

Electrical switch room were historically designed to house large Motor Control Centres with DOL / Star Delta motor starters. With the process and energy benefits Variable Speed Drives delivers the motor starter retrofit market is bigger than the new drive application UK market. But this is a problem as the drives are bigger and take …

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Introducing Q360 – the full site energy survey from Quantum Controls

Energy saving and asset surveys have been around for many years, typically when it comes to Variable Speed Drives or Motors, this is something undertaken by the local sales rep, who will spend a few hours on site collecting motor and load details, then input them into the VSD manufacturers online tool which will predict …

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Aiming For Zero Downtime

Few things can damage the financial stability of a manufacturing facility more than unexpected downtime. On average, manufacturers suffer with 30% or more downtime during their scheduled production time. In some industries, such as automotive assembly, downtime can cost up to £17,000 per minute (a mind-blowing £1 million an hour). Some unplanned downtime may be …

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Monitoring The Health Of Plant Machinery

Health monitoring or condition monitoring has been used for many years on machines and plant where the cost of an outage is high. It can allow failures to be anticipated and maintenance or repairs to be scheduled for the least loss of production, as well as avoiding unnecessary periodic maintenance. It can be as simple as …

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Did you know that 2% of motor failures are due to the shaft coupling?

Here are the reasons why: 1. Misalignment A coupling that is badly aligned suffers unusual load stresses and can lead to failure. Ensure the coupling is aligned parallel to the shafts. Tips: Check all 3 types of alignment of your motor Mechanical alignment: Experience has shown that any base-mounted assembly of motor and driven load, …

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What you should take into consideration when choosing Motor Cables for Variable Speed Drives

The motor cable for a PWM variable speed drive can have some unexpected effects. In this Blog Post you can find some special considerations which are needed when choosing and installing a motor cable for a VSD. Current rating The steady-state loaded motor current is not appreciably changed by using a VSD with the motor. …

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Drives and Machine Safety

According to a commonly consulted hierarchy of controls, people’s safety in the workplace is dependent on various types of protective measure. The most effective of these is classed as hazard removal – obviously enough. At the other end of the scale is the wearing of personal protective equipment. Midway between the two lies the field of engineering controls – the design or …

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Did you know that 16% of motor failures are due to external factors?

Here are the reasons why: 1. Motor operating temperature The industry standard for LV motor insulation systems is class F, with a limit on temperature rise of class B. Other insulation systems offering higher levels of protection are available. Tips: Ensure that the cooling systems of the motor are suitably maintained. Broken fans, clogged vents …

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