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Control Techniques Ltd

Telford Drive Centre
Stafford Park 4
Telford
Shropshire
TF3 3BA
United Kingdom

Telephone : 01952 213700
Fax : 01952 213701
Email : uksales@controltechniques.com
Web : www.controltechniques.com


Editorial archive;

Variable speed drives help improve machine productivity 11/08/2015
Render Technology, an Italian manufacturer of end-of-line handling and palletising machines for the packaging market, has aligned itself with Emerson’s Control Techniques for drives.  Full Story...

Drives improve oven production quality 24/03/2015
A manufacturer of glass tempering ovens has improved the quality of its products through the use of variable speed drives. Full Story...

Safety capability for inverter 10/02/2015
Control Techniques has introduced a new safety-specific module for its Unidrive M inverters Full Story...

Industry prepares for the next ‘industrial revolution’ 12/06/2013
Industry 4.0 was high on the agenda of lots of exhibitors at the Hannover Messe this year. Referred to by many as the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ the concept of Industry 4.0 is to merge the virtual world with the real world, bringing IT and production closer together. Full Story...

An open future – the move to standard Ethernet 17/04/2013
In the past, Ethernet was not considered suitable for high performance machine control, leading to the design of closed chipsets by many automation vendors, effectively creating their own versions of Ethernet, unable to communicate with other systems. Things are now changing. Full Story...

Introducing a whole new drives family aimed at manufacturing automation 02/01/2013
Control Techniques launched its Unidrive M range at the SPS/IPC/Drives 2012 event. This new family has been designed according to feedback from customers to meet the specific needs of manufacturing automation customers. Full Story...

Improving steel mill throughput with DC drives 16/08/2011
The replacement of analogue DC drives with digital DC drives from Control Techniques for the energising of electro-magnets at Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium in South Africa has reduced downtime and increased throughput on a steel bar production line. Full Story...

A move to AC drives negates the need for a separate PLC 31/05/2011
A manufacturer of extrusion, winding and coiling equipment for the metals, wire/cable and plastics industries has eliminated the need for a separate PLC and reduced the need for maintenance of its semi-automatic equipment by switching from DC to an intelligent AC drives solution. Full Story...

Free – Guide to Motion Control Systems for drives 08/03/2011
Control Techniques NEW 68 page guide covers all of the key topics such as position control loops, tuning, feedback devices, cams, homing, high speed registration and communication systems. The content is biased towards practical, real life applications. FULL STORY... Full Story...

Power selector enhances control of parallel inverters 18/01/2011
At the SPS/IPC/Drives event, Control Techniques unveiled its new SPM Power Selector Module which is designed to enhance the flexibility of control of parallel connected Unidrive SP modular inverters,functions such as being able to switch automatically between controlling different sets of motors with different ratings, reducing the cost and size of the inverter systems where sets of motors are not required to operate together. Full Story...

Providing positional accuracy for survey vessel 18/10/2010
The bow and stern thrusters on the Poseidon, one of the world’s most advanced survey vessels, are powered by AC drives from Control Techniques. Full Story...

Oyster harnesses the waves 09/07/2010
A wave powered energy generator is powering local homes and the national grid from its off shore location in Orkney. The Oyster Marine is claimed to be the largest hydro-electric wave energy device and employs a 315kW grid connected inverter system from Control Techniques. Full Story...

Irish pumping station cuts call-outs 28/05/2010
An Irish County Council has cut call-outs for blockages, implementing an AC drive with Control Techniques’ IPC Lite software at a pumping station in Kelly’s Bay, Skerries in North County Dublin. Full Story...

Euravia bolsters test rig with AC drives 14/05/2010
Euravia of Kelbrook, near Colne in Lancashire utilises a computerised test facility for gas turbine aero engines and auxiliary power units (APUs). The company recently turned to Control Techniques for a variable speed AC drives for use in the test rig. Full Story...

Machine manufacturer returns to Control Techniques 05/01/2010
A heat exchange machine manufacturer has turned to Control Techniques for Unidrive SP AC drives and Unimotors to provide high-speed servo control throughout one of its machines. The machine is destined for components manufacturer, Denzo Corporation, and will produce radiators for the Italian motor industry. Full Story...

Bulanda takes Control Techniques top job 02/11/2009
Control Techniques has welcomed a new president following the departure of Pierre Sarre who has left to pursue greater responsibilities within parent company, Emerson. Mark Bulanda now heads up the drives company following a 25 year history within Emerson. Full Story...

GET 20% OFF THE NEW IET DRIVES & CONTROLS HANDBOOK 08/07/2009
Commissioned by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the 2nd edition of the Control Techniques ‘Drives and Controls Handbook’, edited by Professor Bill Drury, is to be launched on 6 July this year. The handbook gives a state-of-the-art insight into the technology and techniques of AC and DC motor control, from basic theory through to practical solutions. Full Story...

DynaMotive defends DC 28/11/2008
DynaMotive spoke up in favour of DC drive systems, as a general push to AC solutions threatens to leave DC technology behind. The Leicester, UK based supplier of vehicle testing systems often upgrades or installs DC drive systems to utilise existing equipment. Full Story...

DC drive bucks AC trend 10/11/2008
Control Techniques, an Emerson company, released a new DC drive, bucking the overwhelming trend towards development and investment in AC technology. The Mentor MP is designed to provide the same control platform as the company’s AC drive and is RoHS compliant. Full Story...

A new quartet of sophisticated servo drives 01/02/2008
This foursome is headed for the general machinery automation market. Full Story...

AC drives show their muscle in heavy industrial applications 01/09/2006
AC motors and variable speed drives are gradually replacing older technology DC drives and single-speed ac motors in steel making and offshore platforms. Full Story...