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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Sell Your Old Inverters, Soft Starts and Motors to Quantum

At Quantum, we believe that recycling is an important element in helping the environment; instead of disposing of old equipment at a cost, we will purchase it from you. Old, unwanted Soft Starts, drives and motors clogging up storage space can have a drain on your production budget. Selling your ageing and redundant stock is …

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Your Industrial Emergency Service

You will be all too aware of how disastrous it can be when your site suffers a drive breakdown, this affects the bottom line of your business and your engineering department budget and in extreme cases threatens life itself. So, what do you do when this happens to your site? Do you have a trustworthy …

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Bearing Currents

Some new drive installations can have their bearings fail only a few months after start-up. Failure can be caused by high frequency currents, which flow through the motor bearings. While bearing currents have been around since the advent of electric motors, the incidence of damage they cause has increased during the last few years. This …

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Training Courses designed for Apprentices!

All engineers need regular training, including your apprentices. Most drives that find their way onto end user plants are not set up correctly for the particular applications. To ensure you are getting the best out of the installed base and ensure their own personal development, engineers need to keep in touch with their drive supplier …

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Double the life span of your variable speed drives for less than the cost of a cup of coffee per day

The idea that living things shut down instead of wearing down has received substantial support in recent years. Researchers working on the now famous worm C.elegans (the little nematode worm behind research that led scientists to receive the Nobel Prize, not just once but twice, in a decade) were able to produce worms that live …

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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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Strong 2019 Performance leads to Further Expansion for Quantum Controls

41% increase in Variable Speed Service Contract Partnerships throughout the UK in 2019 has led to 200+ current Service Contracts and over 20,000 Variable Speed Drives covered under contract by 3 year running Winner of the prestigious “UK Drives and Motor Supplier of Year” award, Quantum Controls. This continued growth of new VSD Contract Partnerships …

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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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