Category: Motors

Take your motor failure rate to zero in 2019

The technology is now available that can totally prevent electric motor failures, saving you tens of thousands of pounds in lost production and costly motor rewinds and repair. Find out how you can get ownership back of your maintenance budget.     We will be hosting this presentation at Quantum Controls Head Office in Prudhoe, …

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Instant 24/7 Access to UK’s largest Motor Stock

We have been the leading supplier of ABB Motors in the UK for many years and we recognise that there is a universal problem in getting a suitable motor to site quickly when you’re faced with costly downtime, or when you need it for an urgent project. As a result, we have invested in a solution …

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3 Easy Steps to stop Bearing Current Failures with Drives

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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Quantum Controls – the fourth Emergency Service?

Obviously, we say this with tongue in cheek! As important as our services are to UK manufacturing, when our engineers are called upon it is not a matter of life or death. The ladies and gents of the police, fire and health services deserve all the recognition they get (and much better salaries in our …

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Snow doesn’t beat Quantum, the right vehicle for the job saves the day!

Earlier this week Quantum Controls took a call from a cable manufacturer who had a DC motor failure within his production line, and the extreme weather conditions meant getting through the snow to site was difficult – but our 4 x 4 vehicles meant our engineers were still mobile. The motor had already failed three …

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Minimise lost production for your plant with Quantum’s expanding hire fleet of Drives and Motors

Quantum has recently taken delivery of further 800kW and 1.2Mw ABB panels as part of a continued growth strategy throughout 2017, with our hire fleet now made up of: 5kW – 5Mw ABB Drives Voltage supply at 450V, 690V and 3.3Kva IP21, IP54 and IP66 enclosure ratings Hiring a Variable Speed Drive or Motor is …

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What are the most common motor load types?

5 most common motor load types // Load profile (speed range, torque and power) Certain load types are characteristic in the industrial world. Knowing the load profile (speed range, torque and power) is essential when selecting a suitable motor and variable speed drive  for the application. Some common load types are shown below. There may …

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What are the main reasons for the loss of efficiency of rewound motors?

Approximately 300,000 motors are rewound in the UK every year, with an average rating of about 12 kW, so the efficiency of rewound motors is extremely important. The loss in efficiency on rewinding depends on the techniques, processes and skill used to perform the rewind, and is usually between 1 and 2%. The reasons for …

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How do I select soft starters for use with IE3 Motors?

There are many misconceptions about motor starting. It is often believed that the start current of a motor under full voltage conditions depends on the driven load, but this is totally incorrect. The start current of the motor depends on the motor design, rotor speed and stator voltage from zero speed until full speed is …

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Is it possible to program the ABB ACH580 Drives to protect my motor in a stall condition?

With an AC drive, the motor can be protected in a stall situation with the stall function. It is possible to adjust supervision limits and choose how the drive reacts to the motor stall condition. This is visualized in Figure 1-6. Protection is activated if three conditions are met at the same time. The drive …

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