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How do I classify the temperature limits of an Electric Motor?
BS EN 60034-1 classifies the temperature limits (and rise limits) of insulation materials. It specifies the maximum permissible temperatures that
How do I tell the age of ABB Drives from their serial number?
Quantum Controls supply thousands of ABB Drives into the UK market every year, all manufactured at ABB’s Drive Factory in
Will Quantum handle any warranty issues I may have?
The Problem All Drive Manufacturers offer a global product warranty and a standard warranty for 37kW and below drives is
Will it be illegal to buy EEF1, EEF2 or EEF 3 motors once the EU MEPS legislation commences?
The EU MEPS (European Minimum Energy Performance Standard) scheme sets mandatory minimum efficiency levels for electric motors introduced into the
Did you know that 16% of motor failures are due to external factors?
Here are the reasons why: 1. Motor operating temperature The industry standard for LV motor insulation systems is class
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
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
Where can I compare IE2 vs IE3 motor running costs?
The below table will provide you with everything your need to compare IE2 motors versus IE3 pole Kw IE2 Efficiency
When to use a Soft Start versus a Variable Speed Drive
A soft starter is, as you would expect, a device which ensures a soft starting of a motor. A Soft Start
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
Can I supply a Variable Speed Drive with a diesel generator supply?
Many essential processors have backup generators to ensure continued operation if the mains supply should fail. However, if variable speed drives are
Which Panel Builders comply with IEC 61439 low voltage switchgear and control gear assemblies standard?
IEC 61439 is the International Electrotechnical Commission standard which covers low voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies. The standard gives details on the requirements of these