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Curtis Instruments UK

Customer Support Engineer

Curtis Instruments UK Ltd

Do you like to provide technical support to customers? Do you like to travel to customer sites?

Our Northampton, UK office is currently looking for someone to provide software development and commissioning of industrial electric vehicle systems with good project management, customer interfacing and technical expertise.

Curtis Instruments, Inc. is a global company specializing in motor control systems and instrumentation, for the electric vehicle markets. Curtis designs, manufactures and globally markets a wide range of very innovative products. Due to continued growth our UK Office is looking for an individual with the ability to integrate these products into a wide range of vehicle applications. The majority of projects will involve the development of custom Vehicle Control Language (VCL) software which is a proprietary programming language developed by Curtis. This preliminary and supporting work will be undertaken in our UK office in Northampton UK. Vehicle commissioning and software debugging will be undertaken at the customer’s facilities in the UK and European territories.

If you have a good working knowledge of DC circuits, microprocessor control systems, and most importantly the ability to program in a high level language such as C, then you may be just the person we are looking for! Real time programming and a working knowledge of hydraulics, CANbus and motor control are advantageous.

The right candidate will be expected to be able to troubleshoot, work autonomously and set the highest standards at all times. Working away from home is expected for typical durations of between 2 – 5 days in the UK and in Europe.

Please send your resume with cover letter to attention of: kerry.green@curtisinst.co.uk

Open Positions

We Are Hiring

Curtis Instruments UK in Northampton is growing and we have an exciting job opportunity for a top professional. Presently, we are looking for a Customer Support Engineer. Click through to read the full job description.

Curtis UK has been delivering reliable, top quality chargers for more than 20 years and are the brand of choice for a wide range of OEMs and Dealers across the UK. 

Our latest aluminium wound transformers have allowed for some exciting range developments, offering much lower pricing without any compromise on performance.

All models are manufactured in a state-of-the-art ISO 14001 certified Italian factory. These chargers offer users significant advantages in efficiency, longevity, data retrieval, flexibility and support.

Perfect for traction batteries, the Curtis CONCERTO, PRIMO Power and Pulse chargers recharge batteries in 8 or 10/12 hours and come complete with microprocessor diagnostics and LEDs signalling charging phases or faults.  They are perfectly suited to all general industrial battery powered vehicle applications like materials handling, airport ground support, aerial lift, utility and on road EV.

B E N E F I T S  I N C L U D E

  • Improved battery performance: Proportional gassing and controlled equalization ensures the battery receives thecorrect amount of charge.
  • Reduced running costs: Programmable delay on charge start, allows for use of off peak power, providing energy
    cost savings.
  • High durability: Heavy gauge, all steel, welded case finished in hard wearing wipe clean epoxy paint.
  • Rated to IP20.
  • Shortest lead times for non-stock items
  • UK wide service support network

Most of our chargers are ex stock, delivered next day as standard, and all come with a minimum 3 year warranty.  If it’s not in stock, we’ll get it, and our lead times are the shortest in the UK!  And in the unlikely event that your Curtis Charger requires attention in the field, one of our UK wide network of field based independent Service Agents can be on site with your customer within 48 hours.

The standard colours are Ral 5010 Blue and 7016 Grey. Customer specific colours and product variations (like airblow or weatherproof casing) are also available.  The PRIMOPulse is covered by our 5 year warranty and is also supported by nationwide service agent cover, so users are offered a truly unique level of service in this industry.

For more information call 01604 885201 or email us at info@curtisinst.co.uk.

Your Source for

Forklift Battery Chargers

Curtis Chargers offer users significant advantages in terms of efficiency, longevity, data retrieval, flexibility and support.

You know very well how important battery efficiency is to the operation of your forklift truck – even more so, if you’re managing a whole fleet.

Accurate information about the usage, performance and life-cycle of your battery will help you manage productivity better, so you get the most from your trucks and operators.

The Curtis Acuity Battery Monitoring System

mounts alongside an industrial lead acid battery.  It measures, records and transmits battery performance data throughout the battery’s life. Installation is simple and non-invasive, so cost is minimised as there’s no need for special hardware or engineers; no cutting of cables, or drilling into the battery and the risks this can incur. An integral real-time clock allows date and time stamping of all significant events related to the battery or any vehicle component via CAN bus.

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To fully utilise the information generated by Acuity, Curtis has developed AcuSet, a PC based software tool that translates the Acuity battery data into easy to read performance information to help fleet managers monitor operating efficiency according to warranty terms.

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Watch the video to learn more about how Acuity can become an indispensable information source for fleet managers; truly the most advanced CAN system to capture true health of the battery and its state-of-charge intelligence.

Acuity Battery Monitoring System

The most accurate, reliable and complete set of vehicle battery information available.

The Curtis Model 1420 is a high efficiency DC/DC converter designed to provide a reliable and regulated low voltage output for battery-powered vehicle accessories.

Features include:


• Wide input voltage range (18–106 VDC) for use in most battery-powered vehicles, minimising costs, inventory etc.

• High efficiency (91% at full load, 48 VDC) minimises operating and energy costs.

• Output isolation/regulation, over-voltage protection, reverse polarity protection and ESD protection ensure safe operation.

• IP67 protection and wide operating temperature range allows use in harsh environments.

• Convenient and backward compatible mounting.

• Molex Mini-fit Sr. connectors allow easy installation and wiring.

• Optional enable pin allows converter to be used in power-down mode to limit current draw in energy critical applications.

• Integrated fuse holder provides safety and allows easy replacement.

 

Download the datasheet for additional product information and model details.

For further information, call UK Sales on 01604 885201 or email us at info@curtisinst.co.uk

New 1420 DC/DC Converter

A low cost, high efficiency DC/DC converter designed to provide a reliable and regulated low voltage output for battery-powered vehicle accessories.

Truck Safety Equipment

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For trusted Curtis controller service and reconditioning:
Only TVH, the Curtis Authorised European Service & Repair Centre, gets our stamp of approval.

All Curtis motor speed controller service and reconditioning in Europe is performed by our exclusive authorised service and repair centre TVH, located in Belgium.

Europe's largest remanufacturer
With its brand new 6000 square meter facilities for the repair and remanufacturing of electronic parts, TVH is without a doubt Europe's largest, best equipped and most diverse remanufacturer of electronic parts for electric vehicles of all types.  The TVH team of  more than 40 technicians  take care of the repair and remanufacturing of more than 20,000 motor speed controllers and printed circuit boards a year.  TVH supplies more than 20,000 customers in 162 countries. As a one-stop shop, the company offers a full service in lift trucks, spare parts, accessories, rental, repairs and handling equipment with a guaranteed fast delivery at a competitive price.  For service and reconditioning of Curtis controllers in Europe, click here.

For trusted Curtis products, service and reconditioning:
Contact Liftsure, the Curtis Authorised Agent in Africa.

Liftsure industrial Parts were formed in 1999 and have been the local agents for Curtis since then.  They provide specialist advice and equipment for all materials handling needs and, with over 20 years experience in the forklift industry Curtis are confident that their combination of product knowledge and skilled manpower resources, they are able to offer the type of equipment and service our standards dictate.  Liftsure Equipment engineers are all factory trained with experience on electric forklift trucks, warehouse equipment, battery and battery chargers and other types of handling equipment.  Their service department is equipped with technical specifications and workshop manuals for all popular makes and models of forklift trucks and enables them to offer first class support to our engineers and customers to rectify problems in the quickest possible time.  To learn more about Liftsure and the Curtis products they provide throughout Africa, click here

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European and African

Service and Distribution Agents

Sale of new Curtis products and support for parts in the field is available across Europe and Africa.