The ‘Easy’ Way to specify your Variable Speed Drives

So you’d like to buy a new Variable Speed Drive (VSD)? Finding the correct VSD or motor controller can be a fairly daunting task as there are many variables with each application and system. However, below are some helpful tips and suggestions to help you select the right drive. Hopefully, the mystery becomes less complex as you […]

Our growing team of apprentices!

Over the years we have taken on many apprentices, not just engineers but across all departments. They have always excelled and been part of the team many years after. As part of our Apprenticeship Scheme we have taken on a new apprentice this year and have big news on some of our staff that were […]

What cable should I use when installing Variable Speed Drives?

Four-core cables Many installers prefer using four-core cable, as this is the traditional way for many installations and also because it provides an element of convenience, with the earth lead already included within the cable sheath. However, when earthing a drive system, two aspects need to be considered – personal protection and EMC. The protective […]

ABB Motors on their way to your site anywhere in UK within 30 minutes of your call, day or night, Guaranteed!

Quantum Controls has partnered with Carousel Logistics, one of the UK’s leading logistics companies, to provide UK Industry with instant access to ABB Motors any time, day or night. There are currently over 10,000,000 electric motors keeping UK industrial processes running. All engineers live with the constant threat of motor failure stopping manufacturing processes, leading […]

Are Your Switch Rooms Full to Bursting Point?

Electrical switch room were historically designed to house large Motor Control Centres with DOL / Star Delta motor starters. With the process and energy benefits Variable Speed Drives delivers the motor starter retrofit market is bigger than the new drive application UK market. But this is a problem as the drives are bigger and take […]

Aiming For Zero Downtime

Few things can damage the financial stability of a manufacturing facility more than unexpected downtime. On average, manufacturers suffer with 30% or more downtime during their scheduled production time. In some industries, such as automotive assembly, downtime can cost up to £17,000 per minute (a mind-blowing £1 million an hour). Some unplanned downtime may be […]

Monitoring The Health Of Plant Machinery

Health monitoring or condition monitoring has been used for many years on machines and plant where the cost of an outage is high. It can allow failures to be anticipated and maintenance or repairs to be scheduled for the least loss of production, as well as avoiding unnecessary periodic maintenance. It can be as simple as […]