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Control Techniques History

A Legacy of Performance



2010Launch of SPV Multimaster. Control Techniques' SPV systems offer a range of transformerless central inverters for PV installations from 145kWp to 1.76MWp.
2009Launch of Unimotor hd, a high dynamic servo notor range, designed for maximum torque density
2009Launch of SPV system,  Control Techniques' Photovoltaic solution.
2009Launch of Mentor MP, a new high performance DC drive giving optimum performance and flexible system interfacing capability
2008Launch of Affinity, a new range of HVAC/R drives focused especially on the needs of the Building Automation Industry world-wide
2008Digitax ST, a new range of servo-drives, with unprecedented connectivity, feedback options, intelligence and functionality
2007Unidrive SP Size Zero is a new member of the Panel Mount range. It reduces the drive size by 60% for motors from 0.37kW to 1.5kW
2006The Commander SK extended range. Now available to 132kW (200hp)
2005Unidrive SP Modular Drives and Free standing Cubicle drives extend the range to 1.5MW and 690V supply
2005The SM-Ethernet is an option module that can be fitted to Control Techniques drives to provide Ethernet slave connectivity, now supporting Ethernet IP
2005CTScope, a software oscilloscope that allows you to monitor every aspect of your Control Techniques drive
2004The new Commander SK range of general purpose AC drives is designed for quick and easy set-up of simple applications.
2004CTSoft software is a complimentary PC or laptop Windows™ based drive configuration tool designed to enable the complete control and display of all parameters within Commander SK and Unidrive SP
2004Launch of SyPTPro, a complete integrated development suite for distributed drive applications.
2003SyPTLite is a ladder diagram editor allowing the development of programs for execution on Control Techniques drives and option modules.
2003SM-EZMotion Module for Unidrive
 For most motion control applications, users are looking for fast set up, short software learning curves, and fill-in-the-dialogue-box programming that achieves motion profiles quickly and reliably. The Unidrive "Motion Made Easy" option has been designed specifically for these users.
2003Launch of the Unidrive SP Solutions Platform
2000The recognition of this re-appraisal Award the international ISO 14001 environmental standard to Control Techniques' Newtown factory.
2000Launch of M'Ax Servo package. A performance matched range of servo drive and Unimotor with SLM Drivelink technology.
2000Launch of Commander SE the simple and easy AC drive for general purpose applications.
1999Control Techniques merges with American company Emerson Motion Control making the company a key player in the USA servo market.
1997Introduction of the 'MultiAx', a Multi Drive Servo Package based on speed loop motor technology.
199645 Drive Centres around the world.
1995Control Techniques becomes a part of Emerson Electric Co.
 Heavy investment in a new R&D centre and HQ.

Introduces Unidrive, the world's first universal AC drive, three technologies in identical hardware.

1994Massive investment in the world module production plant.
199325 Drive Centres around the world.
1992Total of 10 Drive Centres around the world.

Launches a complete range of products for factory automation.

1989Introduces the Digitax Servo Drive and Motor range.
1988Founds the first Drive Centre in Europe.

First mass produced Vector controlled AC drive hits the market.

1987Three Drive Centres open in the UK.
1986Opens the first Drive Centre in the US.

Launches Mentor, the world's first Digital DC drive.


Launches the successful Commander AC Digital drive.

1985KTK becomes Control Techniques
1983Launches the first range of frequency inverters.
1973Company created in the UK named KTK