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Curtis Instruments (UK) Ltd

Curtis Instruments is a global leader in integrated systems technology to meet the demands of modern vehicle design. We help our customers succeed by making their vehicles the best they can be. Curtis provides complete, unified system solutions for OEM design engineers. Choose from a product assortment that is wider than ever - whether you need a single component or an integrated system of complementary platforms, linked by industry-standard CAN communications. Whatever you choose, you will find that Innovation and Excellence is the driving force behind every Curtis product. Our company-wide commitment to product quality, design excellence and manufacturing reliability is the hallmark of the Curtis brand. Employing over 1,000 people across 15 countries, Curtis Instruments has the resource and scope of a global company, combined with the regional focus and flexibility of a small business

The UK company was established in 1974 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Curtis Instruments, Inc., to meet a growing demand for Curtis products in the United Kingdom and beyond. The UK base is a well appointed purpose built facility in Northampton, home to the UK sales operation, along with the assembly and warehousing of instrumentation, motor speed controllers, panels, battery chargers and components.

Curtis UK's innovative product range is backed-up with unrivalled levels of customer service and technical support to ensure Curtis continually meets and exceeds customers' expectations.

Curtis UK have been assessed and approved to ISO 9001:2008 since November 2009 and is committed to providing the highest standards of quality in all operational areas. The Curtis UK Failure Analysis Centre, based within the Northampton Head Office, tests and reports on product performance and passes its findings and analysis to Curtis' technical development centres in New York, San Francisco and Switzerland. This continued attention to performance and function in the field enables Curtis to further reinforce its positions as a market leader in their field.


Products


1204M/1205M Series Motor Controllers

1204M/1205M Series Motor Controllers

Curtis Models 1204M/1205M provide fully programmable control of DC series motors performing on-vehicle traction or pump duties. These microprocessor-b...

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1209M Series Motor Controllers

1209M Series Motor Controllers

Curtis Models 1209M/1221M provide fully programmable control of DC series motors performing on-vehicle traction or pump duties. These microprocessor-b...

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1212 DC Permanent Magnet Controllers

1212 DC Permanent Magnet Controllers

The Curtis Model 1212 Motor Speed Controller provides precise and smooth control of permanent magnet drive motors for battery powered vehicles.

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1212C DC Permanent Magnet Controllers

1212C DC Permanent Magnet Controllers

The Curtis Model 1212C Motor Speed Controller provides efficient, optimal control of permanent magnet drive motors for battery powered industrial vehi...

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1212P DC Permanent Magnet Controllers

1212P DC Permanent Magnet Controllers

The Curtis Model 1212P Motor Speed Controller provides efficient, optimal control of permanent magnet drive motors for battery powered industrial vehi...

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1212S DC Permanent Magnet Controllers

1212S DC Permanent Magnet Controllers

The Curtis Model 1212P and 1212S Motor Speed Controllers provide efficient, optimal control of permanent magnet drive motors for battery powered indus...

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1216 Series Motor Controllers

1216 Series Motor Controllers

The Curtis Model 1216 is a highly cost-effective hydraulic pump controller for use with series wound DC motors. It provides exceptional value for on-v...

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1220 DC Permanent Magnet Controllers

1220 DC Permanent Magnet Controllers

The Curtis Model 1220 is a brushed DC permanent magnet motor controller for electric power steering, steer-by-wire systems and only works with Curtis ...

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1220E DC Permanent Magnet Controllers

1220E DC Permanent Magnet Controllers

The Curtis Model 1220E is a brushed DC permanent magnet motor controller for electric power steering and steer-by-wire systems. It fully meets the EN1...

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1221M Series Motor Controllers

1221M Series Motor Controllers

Curtis Models 1209M/1221M provide fully programmable control of DC series motors performing on-vehicle traction or pump duties. These microprocessor-b...

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1222 AC Motor Controllers

1222 AC Motor Controllers

The Curtis Model 1222 is an AC induction motor controller for 'steer by wire' electric power steering systems. In these systems, the steering motor fu...

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1229 DC Permanent Magnet Controllers

1229 DC Permanent Magnet Controllers

The Curtis Model 1229 is a heavy-duty controller intended for demanding traction applications in hostile environments. It is sealed to IP65 and utiliz...

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1232 SE AC Motor Controllers

1232 SE AC Motor Controllers

The Curtis 'SE' AC controllers utilize the latest technology to increase the peak current ratings for each size of controller. For a given rating, the...

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1232E AC Motor Controllers

1232E AC Motor Controllers

The Curtis model 1232E provides advanced control of AC induction motors performing on-vehicle traction drive or hydraulic pump duties and offers the h...

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1234 SE AC Motor Controllers

1234 SE AC Motor Controllers

The Curtis 'SE' AC controllers utilize the latest technology to increase the peak current ratings for each size of controller. For a given rating, the...

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1234E AC Motor Controllers

1234E AC Motor Controllers

The Curtis model 1234E provides advanced control of AC induction motors performing on-vehicle traction drive or hydraulic pump duties, and offers the ...

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1236 E AC Motor Controllers

1236 E AC Motor Controllers

Curtis Models 1236E and 1238E provide advanced control of AC induction motors performing on-vehicle traction drive or hydraulic pump duties. They offe...

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1236 SE AC Motor Controllers

1236 SE AC Motor Controllers

The Curtis 'SE' AC controllers utilize the latest technology to increase the peak current ratings for each size of controller. For a given rating, the...

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1238 E AC Motor Controllers

1238 E AC Motor Controllers

Curtis Models 1236E and 1238E provide advanced control of AC induction motors performing on-vehicle traction drive or hydraulic pump duties. They offe...

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1239 E AC Motor Controllers

1239 E AC Motor Controllers

The Curtis Model 1239E with isolated 12V logic provides energy efficient control of asynchronous AC induction motors performing on-vehicle traction dr...

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1253 Series Motor Controllers

1253 Series Motor Controllers

Model 1253 is a high-power hydraulic pump controller which provides both digital input and analog throttle based control of DC series wound motors. It...

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1266 A/R SepEx Motor Controllers

1266 A/R SepEx Motor Controllers

Curtis Model 1266 A/R SepEx® controllers are programmable and microprocessor based, with an advanced MOSFET power section for smooth and seamless cont...

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1356/1356P CAN Interface Expansion Module

1356/1356P CAN Interface Expansion Module

The Curtis Model 1356/1356P CANbus I/O expansion module provides accurate control of up to 5 fingertip joysticks, or can be used to add additional dig...

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3100T / enGage® III

3100T / enGage® III

The Curtis enGage® III is a three function, microprocessor based instrument that can be factory or user defined to monitor various functions, includin...

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3501 Programmable Can And Serial Instrument

3501 Programmable Can And Serial Instrument

The Curtis Model 3501 is a microprocessor based instrument panel that can be customized to monitor, display and control numerous vehicle functions in ...

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700 Cased Hour Meters

700 Cased Hour Meters

Highly reliable solid state hour meters and counters that offer an unprecedented combination of patented technology, performance, reliability and valu...

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700 Modules Hour Meters

700 Modules Hour Meters

Wide selection of miniature AC & DC meter assembly modules for PC board mounting. These modules come in a variety of sizes, voltages and customizable ...

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840 Programmable Can And Serial Instrument

840 Programmable Can And Serial Instrument

Displays various system parameters, such as battery state-of-charge, operating hours or maintenance status from a Curtis motor controller or other ser...

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841  Battery State of Charge

841 Battery State of Charge

Displays various system parameters, such as battery state-of-charge, operating hours or maintenance status from a Curtis motor speed controller or oth...

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Tiller Heads Input Devices

Tiller Heads Input Devices

The Curtis TH series are tiller heads packaged in a rugged housing that offer an attractive and practical method of controlling 24V electric vehicles.

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Curtis UK is Still Here Supporting Your Business

Curtis UK is Still Here Supporting Your Business

This is our third update in regards to the Coronavirus pandemic and our team continues to monitor this global situation. Our number one priority rema...

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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 ...

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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 electrificat...

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New Powerful System Controller for a Wide Application Range

New Powerful System Controller for a Wide Application Range

The Curtis Model 1351 System Controller provides 26 multi-function I/O for application in stand-alone or CAN connected systems. With ample user code s...

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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 1:199...

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Curtis AC Controllers drive Surface and Internal PMAC

Curtis AC Controllers drive Surface and Internal PMAC

For many years Curtis has been known for designing extremely reliable and versatile AC motor controllers. These controllers are periodically updated ...

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Latest Curtis AC Control Systems for Pallet Trucks, AGV’s and Robotics

Latest Curtis AC Control Systems for Pallet Trucks, AGV’s and Robotics

The latest addition to the Curtis AC speed controller family, the AC F2-A, provides a uniquely high specification packed with features and a big power...

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Curtis Puerto Rico vs. Hurricane Maria

Curtis Puerto Rico vs. Hurricane Maria

On September 20, 2017, Category 5 Hurricane “Maria” directly hit the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico with devastating force. You are probably aware t...

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NEW RED "SAFETY ZONE" LAMP

NEW RED "SAFETY ZONE" LAMP

Curtis’ new 12-80v “SAFETY Zone” lamp creates a safety zone on each side of your truck to provide a visual warning for pedestrians in the vicinity. E...

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Vintage Narrowboat Goes Electric Thanks to Curtis

Vintage Narrowboat Goes Electric Thanks to Curtis

Reflecting its global leadership for electronic integrated systems and the flexibility and resources to support any size and type of enterprise, Curti...

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Curtis Q-Logic Control System

Curtis Q-Logic Control System

Curtis Instruments appoint Rob Woodcock to support UK launch of Q-Logic Control System Picture1.jpg Curtis Instruments have announced the appointmen...

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Curtis' Puerto Rico Factory Moves to New Larger Facility

Curtis' Puerto Rico Factory Moves to New Larger Facility

We Have Moved! Curtis Instruments is growing. As a global technology leader in EV instrumentation and control systems, our international success is sh...

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Curtis Launch HF9 High Frequency Battery Charger at IMHX

Curtis Launch HF9 High Frequency Battery Charger at IMHX

Curtis UK will launch their new fast charge, 93% energy efficient HF9 high frequency battery charger at IMHX in September; a low cost solution that wi...

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Curtis at IMHX with everything your vehicle needs

Curtis at IMHX with everything your vehicle needs

IMHX 2016 - 13-16 September. Stand 12S61. Curtis Instruments are globally renowned technology leaders in the design and manufacture of instrumentatio...

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Latest Curtis 1420 DC/DC Converter for £69

Latest Curtis 1420 DC/DC Converter for £69

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

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Reliable Charging for your Forklift

Reliable Charging for your Forklift

Models available from 12V to 96V, 50Hz or High Frequency, single or three phase supply with custom colours and branding at no extra cost Dual voltage...

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Curtis UK and Doosan Forklifts; Simple, Powerful, Moving

Curtis UK and Doosan Forklifts; Simple, Powerful, Moving

The best partnerships in business are based on synergy of products and performance and a mutual ethos of customer care. This is most certainly the ca...

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How to convert different CAN protocols to a common langauge

How to convert different CAN protocols to a common langauge

Yes, Curtis CANdo.... part 1 Communication standardisation for lift-truck control can seem like wishful thinking. But there is a way for savvy enginee...

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How VCL easily controls conflicting CAN protocols

How VCL easily controls conflicting CAN protocols

In CANdo parts 1 and 2 we explained how the VCL capability of Curtis AC controllers provide easy control of conflicting CAN “languages” and entirely d...

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How to convert different CAN protocols to a common langauge

How to convert different CAN protocols to a common langauge

Yes, Curtis CANdo.... part 2 Engineers working with different CAN devices are often frustrated that some fail to communicate with others due to confli...

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Curtis Forklift Smart Phone Connector/DC Converter

Curtis Forklift Smart Phone Connector/DC Converter

The new Curtis 1415 is a low power, isolated DC/DC converter intended to provide power to smart devices and other low power components. Very low cost,...

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Curtis Instruments Safety Equipment for your Forklift

Curtis Instruments Safety Equipment for your Forklift

Models available from 12V to 96V, 50Hz or High Frequency, single or three phase supply with custom colours and branding at no extra cost Dual voltage...

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Directional "ARROW" Spot Lamps - Blue or Red

Directional "ARROW" Spot Lamps - Blue or Red

A 12/48V low power draw LED Spot lamp, with 300 lumen output on a single bolt fixing, featuring a narrow spreading beam with directional arrow. IP67 r...

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VW Camper Van has ZERO Emissions - no, really!

VW Camper Van has ZERO Emissions - no, really!

Here’s a different application for the Curtis Model 1239E. This E-Series AC Speed Controller with isolated 12V logic was the model of choice for the ...

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NEW 1353 eXM CANbus Hydraulic I/O Expansion Module

NEW 1353 eXM CANbus Hydraulic I/O Expansion Module

The Curtis Model 1353 CANbus I/O expansion module provides accurate control of up to 9 proportional hydraulic valves, or can be used to add other digi...

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Electric Superbike Wins at Silverstone

Electric Superbike Wins at Silverstone

THE MIGHTY CURTIS GREEN MACHINE Welcome to the brave new world of electric racing bikes – clean, green and reliable thanks to the technology and supp...

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Batteries need recharging?

Batteries need recharging?

Curtis Instruments are the UK's largest independent supplier of competitively priced 50HZ and High Frequency on-board and stand-alone battery chargers...

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Special Engineering Projects Manager

Special Engineering Projects Manager

MT. KISCO, New York, May 2014 — Curtis Instruments, Inc. announces that Mr. David Miller, a recognized electronics specialist in motor speed controll...

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Curtis Expands Global Product Development Team

Curtis Expands Global Product Development Team

David Miller Appointed as Special Engineering Projects Manager – Motor Speed Controllers for Curtis Instruments, Inc. MT. KISCO, New York, May 2014 ...

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CURTIS (UK) GAINS ISO 14001:2004

CURTIS (UK) GAINS ISO 14001:2004

In December 2013 Curtis Instruments (UK) Ltd, a subsidiary of Curtis instruments Inc., was awarded ISO 14001:2004, a certification by BSI in acknowle...

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  • 5 Upper Priory Street
  • Northampton
  • Northamptonshire
  • NN1 2PT

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