Kelsie Purkins

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How to select the right Drive Supplier

Not all variable speed drives suppliers are the same. To help you identify the best supplier for your drives, here are the eight critical things you need, you should expect – even demand. The supplier should employ a team of fully qualified drive experts. Your supplier should be able to take the details of your …

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The correct commissioning of VSDs

The main purpose of commissioning VSDs is to ensure that: The AC converter and motor have been correctly installed and meet the wiring and safety standards such as IEC 60364 The power and motor cables are correctly sized, installed and terminated. All power cable shields have been correctly earthed at both ends, to the PE …

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What cable should I use when installing Variable Speed Drives?

Four-core cables 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 …

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How can I stop Bearing Current Failures?

How to deal with persistent bearing currents On rare occasions, operators in the process industry may note that their low voltage motors experience a current flowing through the motor bearings, especially when they are used with a variable speed drive (VSD). Left unchecked, these bearing currents will inevitably result in premature failure. Two new approaches can eliminate …

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COVID-19 Drives & Motors Resilience Plan

To keep your site running through these times, we can work together to identify key risks and implement a resilience plan to cover the next 3 months. We know site visits may not be an available option to you right now so we can create this plan through our Online Conference Call System, GoToMeeting. This …

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COVID-19 Contingency Plan

As you are all aware the Coronavirus is escalating quickly and as a result, you may have questions in relation to Quantum Controls and the level of support we can provide to help your business keep operational through this difficult period. We are implementing a full plan to ensure our business remains fully operational and …

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Do Motors and Drives bought this year still benefit from the governments enhanced capital allowance scheme?

Have you heard of the government backed scheme which lets you replace your old inefficient drives & motors with new environmentally friendly models and be able to claim 100% back in capital allowance? The ACA rate has been decreasing steadily to now, this year 1.4.2020, it will be abolished. If equipment is ordered, bought and …

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Achieving 100% across the board – Achilles Verify B2 Audit

We are very proud to announce we have achieved 100% across the board in our recent audit for our Achilles Verify accreditation at the B2 Level. We have worked extremely hard to achieve this high score and would like to thank all the staff involved in the audit especially our Operations Director, Karen Hall, we …

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Quantum’s Innovative Drive Asset Management System nominated for Water Industry Awards Final

After already winning the prestigious Maintenance & Engineering Excellence award for Process Innovation of the Year, our Drive Asset Management System (DAMS) has been nominated for yet another award. Our unique system has been shortlisted for the Asset Optimisation Initiative of the Year at the Water Industry Awards 2020! This category recognises the ability to …

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Variable Speed Drive Applications

Probably the first question that should be asked is what type of application you are considering for a VSD. There are basically three types: constant torque, variable torque and constant kW applications. It must be pointed out that constant and variable torque loads are the dominate two types of applications. A constant torque load is …

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