TechTip: Connecting a Control Techniques Drive to a Weintek HMI Using Modbus RTU

This TechTip is about connecting a Control Techniques drive to a Weintek HMI using Modbus RTU. For the purposes of this TechTip, we’re using a CT Comander C300 drive fitted with an AI-485 option module. Drive SetupEither using the drive onboard menu via the keypad, or Control Techniques Connect, software, verify the communications settings (Address, Baud Rate, Data bits, Stop Bits, Parity) as these will need to be matched in your HMI project. Addressing FormatModbus Addressing format for Control Techniques drives is: 40000 + (menu number x 100) + (parameter number) The Weintek HMI does not require the 40000, so Continue reading TechTip: Connecting a Control Techniques Drive to a Weintek HMI Using Modbus RTU

Control Techniques Commander C Series Drives – Now with 5 Year Warranty

Control Techniques have announced a free 5-year warranty for the new Commander C Series. Terms and conditions of course apply. CT’s Commander variable speed drives have established the standard of excellence in motor control since 1983. Commander C is the sixth-generation general purpose low voltage AC drives range that delivers: • Simple, reliable motor control• Easy setup and high performance• Energy-saving features to optimize consumption• Onboard PLC, dual Safe Torque Off (STO)• Plug-in option modules for advanced control or communications Find out more about the 5-year Warranty here. Control Techniques Commander C Series Drives can be purchased through our website Continue reading Control Techniques Commander C Series Drives – Now with 5 Year Warranty