Snow doesn’t beat Quantum, the right vehicle for the job saves the day!

Earlier this week Quantum Controls took a call from a cable manufacturer who had a DC motor failure within his production line, and the extreme weather conditions meant getting through the snow to site was difficult – but our 4 x 4 vehicles meant our engineers were still mobile. The motor had already failed three …

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‘One Call’ is all it took…

Since the launch of our One Call VSD Contract we have been amazed by its popularity and the number of clients that have deemed this the perfect solution for their business. Our One Call Contract provides 24/7 technical telephone support, 24/7 emergency call out and a guaranteed first visit fix on all manufacturers’ equipment for …

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Quantum Controls enters into new agreement with ABB Drives

After a 25-year partnership as the UK’s leading ABB partner, we have signed a new deal with ABB Drives. Due to the growth of Quantum Controls (QC) nationally, it was mutually decided that QC has outgrown the ABB Drives Authorised Value Provider (AVP) network – a collection of engineering companies appointed to solely supply ABB …

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Quantum Golf Day 2017

Quantum’s annual seminar and golf day took place last month at Rockliffe Hall, Darlington and once again the turn out was brilliant – and the weather a significant improvement on 2016’s event! Our morning seminar covered the new ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor for motors, today’s drives and what they can do for your process, and …

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Minimise lost production for your plant with Quantum’s expanding hire fleet of Drives and Motors

Quantum has recently taken delivery of further 800kW and 1.2Mw ABB panels as part of a continued growth strategy throughout 2017, with our hire fleet now made up of: 5kW – 5Mw ABB Drives Voltage supply at 450V, 690V and 3.3Kva IP21, IP54 and IP66 enclosure ratings Hiring a Variable Speed Drive or Motor is …

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Quantum awarded maintenance contract for Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge

Quantum is ‘bridging’ out… Quantum has recently been awarded the maintenance contract for one of only three working transporter bridges left in Britain, Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge (MTB) – and to celebrate our MD recently bungee jumped off it… MTB awarded Quantum Controls the contract to provide 24/7 immediate emergency engineer response and annual maintenance for …

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What are the most common motor load types?

5 most common motor load types // Load profile (speed range, torque and power) Certain load types are characteristic in the industrial world. Knowing the load profile (speed range, torque and power) is essential when selecting a suitable motor and variable speed drive  for the application. Some common load types are shown below. There may …

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How do you diagnose a potential harmonics related problem?

4 steps to diagnose a potential harmonics related problem // If a plant engineer suspects that he might have a harmonics related problem, the following steps can easily be performed as an initial investigation into potential problems: Step 1 Look for symptoms of harmonics as listed in Table 1 below. If one or more of …

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What are the main reasons for the loss of efficiency of rewound motors?

Approximately 300,000 motors are rewound in the UK every year, with an average rating of about 12 kW, so the efficiency of rewound motors is extremely important. The loss in efficiency on rewinding depends on the techniques, processes and skill used to perform the rewind, and is usually between 1 and 2%. The reasons for …

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How do I select soft starters for use with IE3 Motors?

There are many misconceptions about motor starting. It is often believed that the start current of a motor under full voltage conditions depends on the driven load, but this is totally incorrect. The start current of the motor depends on the motor design, rotor speed and stator voltage from zero speed until full speed is …

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