- December 10, 2018
- Control Techniques GmbH
December 10, 2018 - Control Techniques, part of the Nidec group of companies, has announced the return of its Commander family of drives.
The Commander series comprises two variations of general purpose drives and replaces the company’s Unidrive M200 and M300 drives.
Commander C200 meets the needs of a range of general applications, and includes features designed to make setup and installation as straightforward as possible.
Commander C300 has the same features and functionality but includes a dual Safe Torque Off (STO) input for general applications requiring safety.
The Commander series are AC motor speed controllers that meet advanced requirements in a range of applications. Both models also include an on-board PLC, for embedded intelligence
Commander’s power range, from 0.25kW to 132kW, also makes it a solution for both lower power and high-power applications. Additionally, in more complex applications, Commander benefits from compatibility with Control Techniques’ range of plug-in option modules, expanding functionality and capability across a range of fieldbuses.
For task-based commissioning and maintenance, Connect offers a Windows interface and graphical tools to enhance data analysis. The dynamic drive logic diagrams allow the visualization and control of the drive in real time. The parameter browser enables viewing, editing and saving of parameters as well as importing parameter files from our legacy drives.
For more advanced applications, Machine Control Studio provides an environment for programming. This is possible thanks to the on-board PLC.
Control Techniques also provides support for customers’ own function block libraries, with on-line monitoring of program variables with user defined watch windows and help for on-line change of program, in line with current PLC practice.