Category: News & Events

How the Whaley Bridge disaster was prevented…

In August there was a recorded 94mm of rain that fell across the UK in the first couple of weeks, 5% higher than the average for the entire month! The concrete slabs on the overflow spillway that keep the water contained had become dislodged from the sheer amount of water. The Environment Agency issues a …

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What is Industry 4.0? Explained by an engineer for an engineer.

Until the scientific revolution most human cultures did not believe in progress. They thought the golden age was in the past, and that the world was stagnant, if not deteriorating.  Many faiths believed that someday a messiah would appear, as happened when Kevin Keegan joined Newcastle United. But the notion that progress could and would …

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Quantum Controls welcomes new team members as the next part of Scotland Expansion

“UK Drive and Motor Supplier of Year” 3 years running; Quantum Controls has appointed Karolina Mickevica and Kevin Dick as their new Technical Sales Engineers for Scotland, South and North respectively. Karolina brings 11 years of experience to her new role, having worked with brands including Sage Plc and Newcastle Building Society delivering sales and …

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Quantum Controls Fantasy Premier League

We thought it would be good fun for all the staff and customers to get involved with the upcoming Premier League by starting our own private Fantasy League! To join in, register here https://fantasy.premierleague.com/ and email k.purkins@quantum-controls.co.uk with your team name to be eligble for any prizes! League Name is ‘Quantum Controls Fantasy Premier League’ …

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Annual Drives & Motors Seminar and Golf Day 2019

Another great day this year, the Seminar and Golf Day was held at Slaley Hall 25th July, the hottest day of the year so far! It was sweltering! This year we focused on innovation and bringing our customers into Industry 4.0. We had presentations from ourselves, discussing our revolutionary 24/7 motor stock access through logistics …

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Quantum’s fast response keeps Northumbrian Water pumping

Quantum Controls took only two hours to solve a problem for Northumbrian Water (NW) when it needed to hire a drive at very short notice. NW called Quantum Controls at 3 pm one Friday afternoon with a request to hire a variable speed drive to replace an existing drive at one of its pumping stations. …

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Northumbrian Water to save £100,000 energy costs with ABB drives

Northumbrian Water is set to save over £100,000 a year on pump running costs following a project with ABB Dives Alliance member, Quantum Controls, to install ABB low voltage AC drives on its anaerobic digester. An anaerobic digester uses micro-organisms to break down biodegradable material such as sewage waste. The company was experiencing a problem …

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Drives hired from Quantum prevent Northumbrian Water stopping digester Tanks

A solution was required to keep the digestion tanks on Northumbrian Water’s Advanced Anaerobic Digester plant running during the installation and commissioning of the new Motor Control Centre extension at Northumbrian water (NWL). NWL needed to upgrade an MCC controlling the mixing of the digestion tanks at Bran Sands, to ensure the process is not …

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Making two phases into three

Northumbrian Water is saving up to £50,000 by running its 3-phase equipment from a two-phase supply with the help of an ABB ACS550 drive. The company’s Winston village pumping station near Barnard Castle in the North East is on a split phase supply. Bob Dixon, Project Manager for Northumbrian Water, says: “This is a problem …

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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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