What is maximum length of cable run allowed between variable speed drives and motors?

Long cables between the motor and the drive should generally be avoided, but sometimes lengthy cable runs are unavoidable. When using a long motor cable, it is important to size it correctly, to allow for the volt drop and to consider the impact on EMC performance.   When designing a drive system, the motor cables …

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Energy Product/Service Award Finalists

Quantum Controls are delighted to announce we have returned from the 2011 Environment and Energy Awards as finalists in The Energy Product/Service category.  The awards attracted a record number of entries this year including big names such as Marks & Spencer, Asda and John Lewis.  With more and more organisations placing energy saving and sustainability …

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Quantum Nominated for Energy Award

Today (24th May) four of the team at Quantum Controls will be getting all dressed up to attend The Environment & Energy Awards.  Quantum have been nominated for the Energy Product/Service Award, a tough category as you can see from the shortlist below. The Energy Product/Service Award (Shortlist) Visual Interactive Ltd E-Energy Enterprise Ltd Rinnai …

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Quantum and ABB Hold Coporate Seminar & Golf Day

Competition is hotting up for the 2011 Quantum Controls ABB Corporate Seminar & Golf Day at Slaley Hall.  The best the industry has to offer in golfing talent will be competing on Thursday 14th July at Slaley Hall.  The event is free to all Quantum Controls clients (and industry guests) it promises to be a …

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An example of how companies can achieve significant savings by leasing variable speed drives and motors

A typical example can be shown as follows – 75KW, Fixed speed fan running 24 hours a day 6 days per week Present fixed speed running data per week – 8760KWH £790.00 Cost 4,923 CO2 (kg) VSD Control comparison per week – 3,066KWH Saved £280.00 Cost Saved 1,724 CO2 (kg) Saved Lease costs to client …

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What are the benefits of leasing variable speed drives and motors versus buying?

Almost all industries can benefit from the installation of Variable Speed Drives and energy efficient motors to reduce their carbon footprint and reduce their ever increasing energy costs. However, this involves an upfront purchase of the equipment which in many cases has not been budgeted for by the client. To help organisations solve this problem …

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Quantum Hire Panels Set New Records

Quantum Controls have reached new heights this week with our unique variable speed drive panels. We have supplied and installed over 3,600 kwh worth of VSD’s, that’s enough to power over 400 homes!!!!! Quantum have also this week launched their ‘Lease & Save’ scheme, a more cost effective way to reduce your energy bills.  For …

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What data must be show on an AC Motor nameplate?

From June 16th 2011, the following information must be shown on the motor rating plate and in motor documentation: Lowest nominal efficiency at 100%, 75% and 50% rated load Efficiency level (IE2 or IE3) Year of manufacture In addition EU MEPS lists information that has to be shown in motor technical documentation and on manufacturers’ …

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Are hazardous area and marine motors included in EU MEPS?

No. The EU MEPS scheme does not cover all the types of motor covered by IEC 60034-30. Some motors (such as hazardous area and brake motors) are included in IEC 60034-30 but excluded from EU MEPS. Marine motors are excluded from EU MEPS because they are designed for ambient temperatures higher than 40°C, as required …

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Can I compare efficiency values from different manufacturers?

Yes, but only if the efficiency values are based on the same testing method. Manufacturers’ documentation must show which testing method has been used.