Kelsie Purkins

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The Motor Warehouse

UK Motor repairers and sellers are still operating in the same way companies did 100 years ago! 2/3 of revenue spent on electric motors today in the UK is spent on motor repairs. In a time when efficiency is paramount due to Global Warming unscrupulous motor repair companies still offer repair of new motors as …

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What are the benefits for and against the use of Low Voltage Variable Speed Drives versus Medium Voltage Variable Speed Drives?

Answer: Very good question. It is actually dependant on application details but be wary of some manufacturers who will lead you towards what ever product range they have to sell rather than the best fit for your application. Download the below file for best explanation of the pros and cons of both LV and MV …

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Annual Golf Day 2020

Another great day this year for our Annual Golf Day at Slaley Hall partnering with SIE! Although it was a little later in the year, the weather was still amazing with all participants having a fantastic time! The day started with a Shotgun start on the Championship course at 10am followed by a trophy presentation …

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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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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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