Where can I find a control panel to meet my exact specifications?

Here at Quantum Controls we provided a bespoke, personal and quality service backed up by our engineers, sales and service departments along with fully qualified panel wiremen to ensure the highest standards and level of expertise in design, manufacture and installation of equipment. This is backed up by 24/7 call out service to ensure that […]

What’s the difference between a non-regenerative DC drive and a regenerative DC drive?

DC DRIVE TYPES Luckily Captain Q is an expert on Nonregenerative DC Drives and Regenerative DC Drives so has provided a comprehensive overview……..What a hero! Nonregenerative DC drives are the most conventional type In their most basic form they are able to control motor speed and torque in one direction only as shown by Quadrant […]

What does the governments new ESOS scheme mean for my business?

We have been inundated by our clients asking us for the details of the governments new ESOS scheme and what it may mean to them and their business we can of course come in and discuss this in more detail, but in order to get straight to the point I have taken the most commonly asked FAQ’s we […]

Who can implement a motor efficiency improvement program?

Captain Q advises you to survey your motors. Gather nameplate information and obtain field measurements (voltage, amperage, power factor, operating speed) under typical operating conditions. Initially focus on motors that exceed minimum size and operating duration criteria. Typical selection criteria include: Three-phase NEMA design B motor Non-specialty motor 10 to 600 kW At least 2000 […]

Quantum Controls wins prestigious ABB Award

Kevin Brown Managing Director of Quantum Controls (pictured right) receiving the company’s prestigious win for the ‘Highest increase in percentage sales year-on-year from 2013 to 2014’. The Award was presented on the 30th March 2015 at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry by Neil Ritchie who is head of ABB’s Discrete Automation and Motion Division […]

What efficiency values should I use when comparing motors?

Captain Q knows how important efficiency is in saving energy and money. So when he is comparing motor efficiencies, he is sure to use a consistent measure of efficiency. Nominal efficiency is best. Nominal efficiency is an average value obtained through standardized testing of a population of motors. Minimum guaranteed efficiency, which is based on […]

When is an energy-efficient motor cost effective?

The extra cost of an energy-efficient motor is often quickly repaid in energy savings. As illustrated in Table 2, each point of improved motor efficiency can save significant amounts of money each year. In typical industrial applications, energy-efficient motors are cost effective when they operate more than 4000 hours a year, given a 2-year simple […]

What is an energy-efficient motor?

Motor efficiency is the ratio of mechanical power output to the electrical power input, usually expressed as a percentage. Considerable variation exists between the performance of standard and energy-efficient motors (see Figure 1). Improved design, materials, and manufacturing techniques enable energy-efficient motors to accomplish more work per unit of electricity consumed. Energy-efficient motors offer other […]

Where can I receive training for my staff to operate and maintain equipment?

We can develop a training program that is tailored to your companies’ needs and location. So, when it makes sense, we can train your personnel in our facility, or bring the classroom to your factory, for hands on training. If you have any technical questions or queries contact us on 0330 9000 247 or alternatively […]