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INNOVATORS SERIES: Kerry Green, Director of European Support Engineering UK

As Director for European Support Engineering at Curtis Instruments UK, Kerry has responsibility for new business development, application engineering and knowledge flow between the global teams within Curtis.

In this joint article with Hyperdrive, Kerry explains more about where he sees the development of EV's progressing in the UK.

Hyperdrive Innovation Limited

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Our Multi-Voltage Blue Spot Lamps are back in stock!

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And to celebrate their return, we're offering an extra 30% discount on orders of 20 or more!

Just £20 each excluding VAT and delivery.

Call 01604 885201 or mail Bethany to place your order.

 

 

Curtis UK is Still Here Supporting Your Business

Curtis UK is Still Here Supporting Your Business

Dear Valued Customer 

This is our third update in regards to the Coronavirus pandemic and our team continues to monitor this global situation.  Our number one priority remains the health and well-being of our colleagues around the world who, in the main, we are happy to report, remain safe and well at this time.  Our manufacturing plant in China remains open, manufacturing at full capacity with over 93% of our workforce reporting for work.Given these facts, Curtis UK wants to keep you fully abreast of our situation to assist with your planning as follows:

  1. We continue to follow updates from Public Health England and the World Health Organisation and are adhering to all recommendations and restrictions.
  2. All departments in Northampton are fully staffed (in-office or remotely) and there are no UK business interruptions at this time.  However, our engineering facility in Livermore, California and our manufacturing plant in Puerto Rico are now closed on instruction from the United States Government.  This may have implications on some product lead times as we move forward and details will be provided in due course, as necessary.
  3. Our global team continues to monitor key suppliers and at this time we see no supply chain interruptions.
  4. Key personnel have the ability to work remotely with access to all our business systems as required. Curtis China is focusing on planning and logistics to ensure the continuity of our mutual supply chains.
  5. We have the ability to shift key products between our China and Bulgaria manufacturing sites if necessary.
  6. We recognise that this is a dynamic situation and Curtis is well-positioned globally to meet this challenge. We will continuously evaluate our supply position to help minimise any supply chain disruptions.

As this situation is rapidly evolving, we will continue to monitor it and update our email information as necessary.  Your partnership over the coming weeks and months is essential.  Please do the same and alert us of any product supply concerns at the earliest opportunity. 

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If you have specific questions or concerns, please contact your usual Curtis Customer Service Contact in the first instance.  Telephone lines continue to be busy.  Please make a note of all the contact options shown below:Curtis UK Sales Office - 01604 885201orders@curtisinst.co.ukSarah Clark - 01604 885260Sarah Clark Bethany Colbert - 01604 885267Bethany ColbertAnita Chapman, Sales Office Manager - 01604 885230Anita Chapman

Please remember, our warehouse is fully stocked, deliveries are still arriving, carriers are still collecting.  So if you need something, please call or email us.  For now, we're working the same way we do every day!

David Wilkes, Managing Director, Curtis (UK)

Curtis UK kick off their anniversary celebrations with the help of a special guest

Curtis UK kick off their anniversary celebrations with the help of a special guest

2019 is a special year for Curtis UK.  It’s our 45th anniversary and, with ever increasing demand for our integrated systems and advanced electrification technology for vehicles and off-road machinery, we’re expanding. 

We decided to share this information with our local MP, Michael Ellis, who just so happens to be the Minister of State for Transport (so a bit more than a tenuous link!).  During a recent meeting with the US Ambassador, Woody Johnson, Mr Ellis described the importance of how economic ties between the UK and USA create prosperity and jobs, which just so happens to typify what we, at Curtis (UK) are doing right now.  As a result, an invitation to our Northampton base was offered to Mr Ellis and, to our delight, he accepted and visited last Friday.

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We shared the news of our expansion plans, with the opening of a new UK Engineering Centre; a new Research & Development Engineering facility that will be located in the Newcastle / Sunderland area, a region that is rapidly developing into a high-technology hub.

The UKEC expands Curtis’ industry-leading position as an expert electrification partner to OEMs and EV system suppliers. The UKEC will also significantly strengthen Curtis’ ability to provide first-class systems engineering services to the major UK & European vehicle and mobile machinery manufacturers.

We think it’s fair to say that Mr Ellis enjoyed his visit to us and was pleased to see the innovation and new technologies we offer and how they play a vital role in the way we decarbonise our economy.

Learn more about the applications engineering opportunities available at the UKEC here.

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Curtis Instruments Inc. Expands its Global Engineering Operations

Curtis Instruments Inc. Expands its Global Engineering Operations

              

Curtis Instruments Inc. is pleased to announce the establishment of the Curtis UK Engineering Centre (UKEC). The UKEC is a new Research & Development Engineering facility that will be located in the Newcastle / Sunderland area of England, a region that is rapidly developing into a high-technology hub.

The UKEC expands Curtis’ industry-leading position as an expert electrification partner to OEMs and EV system suppliers. The UKEC will also significantly strengthen Curtis’ ability to provide first-class systems engineering services to the major UK & European vehicle and mobile machinery manufacturers.

This new engineering facility will work closely with existing Curtis global engineering teams in California, New York, Switzerland, and China, deepening the company’s powertrain electrification competencies. Ties with local colleges and universities will provide opportunities at the vocational, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The UKEC will be a business unit of Curtis Instruments UK Ltd. in Northampton, England.  Founded in 1974, Curtis UK is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year and operates as the sales, technical support and logistics hub for Curtis in the UK and Ireland.

Curtis is now actively recruiting innovative and capable engineers with mobile electronics experience to join the UKEC team. Further information on the opportunities available can be found in the careers section on our website www.curtisinstruments.com.

Curtis Instruments Inc., headquartered in Mount Kisco, New York, is a recognized global leader in electrification technology for vehicles and off-highway mobile machinery. Curtis operates advanced electronics manufacturing plants on 3 continents, and has a global network of sales & support subsidiary companies to serve the world’s leading industrial vehicle manufacturers.

Curtis Mobility Controls for Powerchairs

Curtis Mobility Controls for Powerchairs

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Brushed DC PM Controller for electric Power Steering and Steer-by-Wire Systems

Brushed DC PM Controller for electric Power Steering and Steer-by-Wire Systems

The new Curtis Model 1220E brushed DC permanent magnet motor controller for electric power steering and steer-by-wire systems fully meets EN1175 1:1998+A1: 2010 standards. This controller is exclusively designed for Curtis Vehicle Control Language (VCL) enabled AC-traction controllers. The steering motor functions as an actuator to change the angle of the wheels thereby changing travel direction. Model 1220E interprets the steering command input and wheel position feedback, to steer the vehicle. Intended applications are class-3 material handling vehicles such as pallet trucks, stackers and similar industrial vehicles.

The controller features absolute and relative position control modes. Model 1220 e has 20 kHz Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) switching frequency to ensure silent operation. Advanced PWM techniques produce low motor harmonics, low torque ripple, and minimized heating losses, resulting in high efficiency. Powerful features include configurable homing methods, center offset, and end-stop protection. Model 1220e, with CANopen system communication, operates with 24V and 36/48V nominal supply voltage and 60A 1-minute current rating. Hour meter and diagnostic log functions are integrated. The Curtis 840 Spyglass can be connected to show traction and steering information such as BDI, hour meter, fault, traction speed, and steered wheel angle. Model 1220 e is designed for maximum safety with dual redundant configuration of all safety relevant parts. Fault output can be used to turn off traction controller’s main contactor and EM Brake. The new controller provides Separate input paths to each micro for all input and feedback signals. Following error check ensures the wheel position tracks the steering command.

Model 1220e meets or complies with relevant US and international regulations:

• EMC: Designed to the requirements of EN12895:2015.

• EN1175- 1:1998+A1:2010.

• UL recognized per UL583.

• Designed to the EN13849 standard achieving a PL=d, Category 3 for all Safety Functions.

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• Electronics sealed to IPX4.

Call Curtis UK on 01604 885201 or read the datasheet to learn more.

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