Bearing Failure – The Facts

Motors don’t fail just because of age or operating hours. 51% of failures are bearing related. And here are the reasons why: 1. Insufficient lubrication Re-greasable bearings need regular maintenance… don’t fit and forget. For example: TECHNICAL – Insufficient Lubrication Refer to the manufacturer operation and maintenance annual for specific re-lubrication intervals for your motor. …

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Achilles Verify B2 Audit Results – 100%

We are very proud to announce we have achieved an overall score of 100% in our recent audit for our Achilles Verify accreditation at the B2 Level, maintaining our accreditation level from last year. We have all pulled together and worked extremely hard to achieve this high score, thank you to all the staff involved …

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ABB ACS550 & ACH550 Drives are now Obsolete

The ACS550 and ACH550 ABB Drives are no longer being manufactured and are now in the obsolete stage of their life cycle, with the respective 580 Drives being their direct replacement. Due to that transition, ABB Helsinki factory production lines for the ACH550 and ACS550 have now closed, they have been converted and modernised to …

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How to correctly set up a VSD?

A Variable Speed Drive controls motor speed and torque by varying the motor input voltage and frequency. A very close match between motor speed and the output requirements of the machine it is driving may therefore be achieved. Variable Speed Drives offer the user a number of advantages including: Energy savings Elimination of expensive mechanical …

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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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Power failure: What does a drive do when power dips?

Public electricity supplies are generally reliable, but they do suffer disturbances. Obviously a total loss of supply results in all electrical equipment stopping, unless it has a backup supply such as a UPS and/or backup generator connected. When the power returns the equipment re-starts from the off state in the way it was designed to …

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How can I calculate energy efficiency savings for drives?

Electric motor driven systems comprise a massive 40% of the world’s total electricity consumption, and 65% here in the UK. But many businesses are unaware of the technologies available to them which have the potential to significantly reduce their energy costs, and in turn the global and UK demand for electricity by a staggering 20% …

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Four-core cables – Why these should be avoided in drive installations?

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 earth exists …

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True 24/7 Technical Support

Normal Working Hours do not align to 24-hour manufacturing operations, 66% of the time your process is running most offices are closed. Most ‘Drives’ companies claim to offer 24-hour tech support, but with only one or two engineers who have a mobile with them for you to call. The fact is that it is impossible …

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How to fix warning code A7AB on an ACH580

We provide 24/7 Technical Support to engineers, our dedicated Support line is available 8am – 5pm every day, manned by one of our fully qualified engineers. Out of hours, we have 4 Drive Engineers on call 24/7 to support our customers. Call us on 0330 9000 247 any time day or night to get you directly …

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