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Commander SL and GP20 Legacy status

Commander SL and Commander GP20 changing to legacy status The Commander SL and Commander GP20 products will be changing to legacy status effective March 1st, 2009. The existing inventory of the Commander SL and Commander GP20 products will not be restocked.

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Unidrive M


Unidrive M

Unidrive M – a Manufacturing Automation drive family that is tailored to customer needs. Unidrive M is designed specifically for Manufacturing Automation applications which is Control Techniques’ traditional area of expertise. Led by the results of extensive customer-driven market research, we have tailored each Unidrive M model to specific application needs identified within Manufacturing Automation, taking customer choice to new heights. Unidrive M is evolving the future of Manufacturing Automation with the latest drive technology which includes over 30 patents pending; a global achievement combining Control Techniques’ worldwide Engineering & Design resource and product testing processes.

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Value drive with quality and performance for open loop applications
Flexible machine integration through communications
Enhance throughput with Machine Safety
Fast set-up and diagnosis with real-text display, plus integrated CODESYS based PLC
High performance drive for induction and sensorless permanent magnet motors
Class leading induction and servo permanent magnet motor performance, with real-time Ethernet
Ultimate performance through advanced onboard machine control

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Unidrive SP


Unidrive SP

The flagship product of Control Techniques, is a true engineer's favorite because of its ability to be configured in Open loop (V/Hz or Flux Vector), Closed Loop Vector, Rotor Flux Control (RFC), AC Servo modes, and Regenerative mode with Power Factor Control. The scalable PLC functionality and the 3 slot expandable SM option modules allow I/O expansion, additional encoder feedback and field-bus communication options.
Its operating modes are V/Hz (default), Open Loop Vector, Closed Loop Vector, Rotor Flux Control (RFC), Servo, and Regenerative mode with Power Factor Control. Set up is intuitive using the SmartCard and selecting from its ten macros to auto configure the drive. The SmartCard also provides a safe and unique way to store and download drive settings for fast and easy cloning.
Due to the inherent performance and flexibility of Unidrive SP, potential areas for its application are limitless. The drives intelligence and dynamic response allow it to be applied in the most demanding applications. While the compact dimensions make it ideal in new and retrofit energy saving installations.

 


Commander SK

Our Biggest-Selling Drive.
The Commander SK has been designed to be a simple, compact, cost effective AC motor speed controller that delivers performance with simplicity and ease of use. With all the parameters you need for 90% of applications printed on the front of the drive, Commander SK ensures installation and commissioning are straight forward.
However, for more demanding applications, Commander SK can deliver benchmark functionality at no added cost to the base drive itself.
Plug-in options, dynamic performance, PLC functionality and other advanced features ensure that in more complex applications the Commander SK can deliver more than the average general purpose drive - giving you lower cost solutions and better productivity in your motor control applications.

 

Commander SX


Commander SX

 

From 1/2 hp to 10 hp (5 hp @230V) the Commander SX has been designed as a robust, IP66, NEMA 4X wall mounting AC drive for applications in food, beverage, paper, textile and packaging machines where dirt, dust and other pollutants need to be regularly washed away.

 

Why Commander SX

  • IP66, NEMA 4X enclosed drive - no need for separate cabinet.
  • Designed for ‘direct to wall’ or ‘next-to-motor’ mounting - avoiding cabling, cabinet and installation costs.
  • Easy setup and commissioning - the first 10 parameters cover 80% of applications.
  • More than 10 common preset drive applications.
  • Surface and corners designed to maximize wash down effectiveness.
  • Integral EMC filter (to generic and drive standards) for units up to 4 kW (5hp) - IP66 EMC filters, from 5.5 kW (7.5hp) as option.
  • Robust industrial housing with simple speed control interface - no drive installation specialists required.
  • Industrial standard EN954-1 categories 2 and 3 achieved through addition of PX-Secure option

 

AC RapidPak


RapidPak SP

Choose the RapidPak when you need it fast!

With Control Techniques/Saftronics AC and DC drive RapidPaks, and the shortest lead times in the industry, you will have an expertly packaged drive solution within days of placing your order. Four RapidPak drive systems are available, using the Unidrive SP, Commander GP20 and Commander SK AC drives, and the Quantum III DC drive families.
All RapidPaks feature the following enclosure and design features:
Enclosure Selection
- Ventilated NEMA 12 enclosure and NEMA 3R fully gasketed
- UL508A approved
- Slimline and cube enclosure style
Design
- Cube: smallest possible package for inverter and input disconnect option
- Slimline: compact packaging with common drive options available
- Suitable for side-by-side mounting (only 1/2” clearance required for door)
- Textured, beige powder coat finish
- Ventilated NEMA 12 enclosure or NEMA 3R fully gasketed
- 14 gauge steel
- Drive Input fusing standard

The easy-to-use Part Number Configurator enables you to customize the RapidPak to your exact requirements.

Unidrive SP AC drive RapidPak

- 1-75HP at 460VAC
- 1-40HP at 230VAC
- Universal operation with auto tuning; V/Hz, Open Loop Vector, Rotor Flux Control, Closed Loop Vector, Servo with Motion Controller
- Scalable PLC functionality
- Dual Rated: Normal Duty 110% OL / 60s and Heavy Duty 175% OL / 60s
- Modbus standard; Extensive Fieldbus options

Commander GP20 AC drive RapidPak

- 1-75HP at 460VAC
- 1-40HP at 230VAC
- Auto tuning; V/Hz, Open Loop Vector, Rotor Flux Control
- PLC functionality
- Dual Rated: Normal Duty 110% OL / 60s and Heavy Duty 175% OL / 60s
- 10 application macros for quick start-up
- Modbus standard; Extensive Fieldbus options

Commander SK AC drive RapidPak

- 1-75HP at 460VAC
- 1-40HP at 230VAC
- Dual Rated: Normal Duty 110% OL / 60s and Heavy Duty 175% OL / 60s
- Auto tuning; V/Hz, Open Loop Vector
- Modbus standard; Extensive Fieldbus options
- Optional zero-space PLC functionality


AC RapidPak Flyers (PDF)

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