Category: Control Panels

Quantum Controls Launches Their New Generation of Multi-Functional and Modular Multi Power Variable Speed Drive Hire Panels

In this new generation of Hire Panels, we have utilised the latest Variable Speed Drive (VSD) technology from Schneider Electrical as the only authorised Altivar Process Modular (APM) panel builder in the UK. These new Hire Panels are completely weather proof for outdoor use and suitable for indoor too, up to 500KW/880A rating at 400V. …

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The 'Golden Rules' to succeed in installing Outdoor Enclosures

In almost all cases, unusual and premature deterioration of an enclosure installed outdoors is closely linked to an underestimation of the enclosure required. Collect as much data as possible concerning the installation environmentEverything starts with a precise diagnosis (as accurate as possible)of the environment. The data collected will allow you to assess the levels of …

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Why is it important to carry out a thermal audit?

Carrying out a complete, reliable heat balance allows you to consider which management solutions best suit your needs. First of all, it is essential to identify the most delicate devices or functions: the ones that should be given protection priority. Delicate devices can be the cause of shut-downs or malfunctions of the installation. Important to …

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Schneider Electric announces Quantum Controls as System Integrator Partner.

Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has announced Quantum Controls as a certified service and system Integrator partner, as well as an authorised Altivar Process Modular (APM) panel builder in the UK. The partnership combines Schneider Electric’s market leading Altivar range of Variable Speed Drives (VSD) with Quantum Control’s …

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Dwr Cymru (Welsh Water) keep a high-quality service throughout a major site upgrade

When Dwr Cymru (Welsh Water) needed to upgrade the full Motor Control Cabinet (MCC) and power supplies controlling the Mescoed pumping station, they called upon Quantum Controls to offer a unique solution to the problem of maintaining the water supplies to the surrounding area. The problem is a common one for Water companies, as removing …

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Where can I find a control panel to meet my exact specifications?

Here at Quantum Controls we provided a bespoke, personal and quality service backed up by our engineers, sales and service departments along with fully qualified panel wiremen to ensure the highest standards and level of expertise in design, manufacture and installation of equipment. This is backed up by 24/7 call out service to ensure that …

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I have a 90kW motor with soft starter 90kW installed. How much kVA Generator do I require for the motor?

Limited information means you need to make a few assumptions on power factor and efficiency. Assume PF of 0.75 and efficiency of 90 % kVA = (kW / Power factor) / efficiency so kVA = (90 / 0.75) / 0.9 = 133.33 kVA So 133.33 kVA minimum but better to add a little extra to …

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Who Polices the New BS EN 61439-2:2009 Electrical Control Panel Standard?

The new standard assumes the manufacturer will ensure his equipment complies with the standard. Policing the application of the CE mark is the responsibility of the Dept of Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (BERR) (previously DTI) Quantum Controls are one of less than 1% of Control Panel Manufacturers in the UK to invest the time …

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What does BS EN 61439-2:2009 Electrical Control Panel standard mean?

Compliance with the new standard is compulsory. All assemblies must be shown to meet minimum safety and performance standards by design and routine verification. Many of the alternatives to type testing rely on interpolation from a tested reference design.Once the European equivalent standard, EN 61439-2 (BS EN 61439-2) has been listed in the Official Journal of …

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Who is ultimately responsible to ensure the new BS EN 61439-2:2009 Electrical Control Panel standard is met?

Ultimate responsibility is established via the contract and usually rests with the party selling the assembly to the purchaser. However, a panel builder may work in partnership with an original manufacturer and pass down some of his responsibility via a subcontract. Quantum Controls are one of less than 1% of Control Panel Manufacturers in the …

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