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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It’s all about family.

In almost every company there are families working together, could be cousins, sister and brother or even husband and wife, there may even be multiple families! At Quantum we have the extraordinary 4 lots of Father and Son; Ian and Tom Lippeatt, John and Brandon Smith, Gary and Michael Soulsby, Kevin and Luke Brown. Gary …

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Quantum Controls Rental Services helps keep UK water shortage under control.

We have recently helped Water Companies around the UK with re-commissioning in-active boreholes. The UK Water companies installed and commissioned many boreholes during the last period of sustained drought like conditions, some dating back to the mid 1970’s. However as most of the borehole stations have been mothballed for many years, their control and starter …

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Motor Windings: What are the differences?

Motor windings can take many shapes or forms. However 3-phase distributed windings are the most commonly used in AC motors for industrial applications, which will be the focus of this article. The discussion which follows is equally applicable to the use of this type of winding in induction motors or in permanent magnet synchronous motors. …

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What All Engineers Should Know About Variable Speed Drive Repairs

I’m sure we can all agree Variable Speed Drives are expensive pieces of equipment that require regular maintenance to minimize premature failure and maximize the life span of your asset. However, all makes of Drives do fail and one of the most common faults is IGBT (Insulated-gate bipolar transistor) failure. An insulated-gate bipolar transistor is …

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Electromagnetic Compatibility in AC Drives

Pulses and spectra It is worth first getting clear the concept of frequency spectra, which is used widely by EMC engineers, but which can cause confusion. One way to help understand EMC effects is to work in terms of the frequency content, or spectrum, of the disturbance. This is mainly because the propagation of radio …

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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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How to size a motor & drive system

Proper sizing is a crucial aspect of motor selection. If a motor is undersized, it will not be able to control the load, leading to overshoot and ringing. Over-sizing a system is as bad as under-sizing – it may control the load but it will also be larger and heavier, as well as more expensive in …

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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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