How long should a quality industrial motor last before failure?

The decision to replace, upgrade or retrofit a drive will be usually the result of either: stricter production or process requirements calling for existing drive replacement; a complete failure of the drive, making it irreparable; or the original manufacturer unable to support the product with spares. Whichever project type is being undertaken, getting payback on […]

What is an ABB variable speed drive preventative maintenance kit?

Quantum preventative maintenance programs ensures that any components likely to degrade by their very nature, such as the capacitors used within AC drives, are replaced at regular intervals. And here lies our first definition – replacement. It is widely accepted that component parts of an AC drive (such as the capacitors) or a motor (such […]

What is the lifespan of a variable speed drive?

Many of the AC drives used by all industries are approaching 20 years old. With careful maintenance throughout this period, the drives should still be giving good service. But there comes a point in any drive’s life cycle where the decision has to be taken: do you replace, upgrade or retrofit? But which is best […]

How does A Hire Variable Speed Drive solve Shore to Ship power solutions

Quantum Control is renowned for its extensive range of variable speed drives and associated equipment that is available for short term hire or long term lease. The equipment lends itself ideally to this type of shore to ship power requirement application with its flexibility and the widest range of power options available within the UK. […]

What is most environmentally friendly Solution for shore to ship power supplies?

Quantum Control is renowned for its extensive range of variable speed drives and associated equipment that is available for short term hire or long term lease. The equipment lends itself ideally to this type of shore to ship power requirement application with its flexibility and the widest range of power options available within the UK. […]

What is alternative to expensive and pollution creating Diesel Generators for shore to ship power supplies?

Quantum Control is renowned for its extensive range of variable speed drives and associated equipment that is available for short term hire or long term lease. The equipment lends itself ideally to this type of shore to ship power requirement application with its flexibility and the widest range of power options available within the UK. […]

How can I supply the different frequencies to the various ships docking in my port?

One of the problems the ships have when they dock is that each port might have different frequencies and voltages.  A Quantum Controls Shore-Port-to-Ship Variable Speed Drive is an economical answer to this problem. These ABB Inverter are used to convert frequency, voltage and phases.  The most common frequencies are 50Hz, 60Hz, or 400Hz. Common […]

GlaxoSmithKline win energy award for the overall winner of ‘Quantum Controls best energy saving installation 2010’

Great news this week as GlaxoSmithKline win an energy award for being the overall winner of ‘Quantum Controls best energy saving installation 2010’.  The leading healthcare company win the award for installing over 100 ABB drives and motors on HVAC applications, producing an overall reduction of £63,000 of energy and CO2 usage. To find out […]

How does “Cold Ironing” work?

With today’s technology focused on energy conservation and clean air, the maritime community, with federal and state agencies, has been aggressively seeking alternative methods for vessels when they berth at port.  More and more ports are offering vessels the opportunity to plug into the city grid and turn off their engines while at port, which is called “cold […]

Quantum win the prestigious award for Growth from the ABB UK Drives and Motors division

Last week Quantum won the prestigious award for Growth from the ABB UK drives and motors division.  The award recognizes the year on year sales increase for ABB Variable Speed Drives and Motors in the UK. Managing Director Kevin Brown, says ‘Quantum have won this award in previous years but we are especially proud to […]