Control Techniques AC drives provide world-class solutions to the widest range of applications and industries. Our drives offer:
Wide power and voltage ranges with high performance motor control within a compact size and robust design for long and reliable service
Extendable capabilities through a large range of click-in option modules for ease of use
Integrated programmable automation and motion control
Drives for Industrial Applications
Unidrive M – Drives for Industry (0.25 kW – 2.8 MW)
Unidrive M is Control Techniques’ AC and Servo drive family designed specifically for industrial applications
Drives for Fan, Pump and Compressor Applications
Powerdrive F300 – Fan, Pump and Compressor Drive (1.1 kW – 2.8 MW)
Optimum energy efficiency, flexible functionality and ease of use
Affinity – HVAC and Refrigeration Drive (0.75 kW – 132 kW)
Affinity is an AC drive, specifically designed for HVAC fan and pump applications and refrigeration systems
Control Techniques servo products offer high performance combined with maximum flexibility. The drives can connect to a wide range of motion controllers through I/O or dedicated communication networks such as SERCOS and EtherCAT or alternatively, take control of the automation system through the drives integrated motion controller. To optimize performance, we segment our servo drives and motors by the duty required for the application.
Pulse Duty – High dynamic applications requiring hard accelerations and decelerations. Examples are pick-and-place, flying shear and other cut-to-length machines. These applications are characterized by high peak (e.g. 300% overload) and moderate RMS torque.
Continuous Duty – High-precision over an extended duration requiring lower acceleration and deceleration rates. Examples include printing, winding and labelling. These applications are characterized by moderate peak and high RMS torque.
DC SRC/thyristor drives and motors remain common in industries, such as metals, cranes, mining and printing.
The current trend is to replace DC systems with new AC drives and motors to reduce maintenance overheads, however, this can often be a significant task that requires the machinery to be taken out of service for an extended period while mechanical and electrical rework is undertaken.
Utilizing the existing DC motor and upgrading the DC drive is often the most attractive option. DC motors are usually well built and capable of offering many more years of service, the project costs are usually much lower and the disruption and risks are minimised.
Modern DC drives also provide many benefits, Control Techniques DC drives are based on our current AC drive technology, they offer enhanced motor performance, reliability and system integration options.
Mentor MP – High performance DC drive (25A to 7400A)
Mentor MP is a modern DC drive that is based on Control Techniques current AC drive technology
FXMP25 – DC field controller (up to 25A)
External field controller for DC motors with field currents up to 25A
Universal DC drive and motor solutions, combining Control Techniques Mentor MP drive with the Leroy Somer LSK DC motors