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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

"Blue Spot" Warning Light

"Blue Spot" Warning Light

"Blue Spot" Warning Light Please follow the link from FTN to our website. Please contact us for more information on the product/service that interest...

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1000 lumen LED Worklamp

1000 lumen LED Worklamp

DESCRIPTION This low power draw LED worklamp outputs an amazing 1000 lumens, providing incredible brightness. The durability and long, maintenance-fre...

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1204 & 1205 Mosfet Motor Speed Controllers

1204 & 1205 Mosfet Motor Speed Controllers

Curtis PMC MOSFET motor speed controllers are ideal for a variety of electric vehicle applications, including industrial trucks, personnel carriers, m...

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1204M & 1205M Series Controller

1204M & 1205M Series Controller

Curtis PMC MOSFET motor speed controllers are ideal for a variety of electric vehicle applications, including industrial trucks, personnel carriers, m...

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1207A Series Motor Controller

1207A Series Motor Controller

The Curtis PMC 1207A controllers are ideally suited for small electric vehicle applications, such as walkie fork/pallet trucks, mini personnel carrier...

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1209B Series Motor Controller

1209B Series Motor Controller

Curtis PMC MOSFET motor speed controllers are ideal for a variety of electric vehicle applications, including industrial trucks, personnel carriers, m...

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1210 PMC

1210 PMC

The Curtis Model 1210 Motor Speed Controller provides precise and smooth control of permanent magnet drive motors for battery powered vehicles. Ide...

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1211 PMC

1211 PMC

The Curtis Model 1211 is a microprocessor based, full-bridge Permanent Magnet Motor Speed Controller. Intended for small mobility aid scooters, the...

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1212 Permanent Magnet Motor Speed Controller

1212 Permanent Magnet Motor Speed Controller

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

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1214 // 1215 // 1219 Series Motor Controller

1214 // 1215 // 1219 Series Motor Controller

The Curtis PMC 1214/1215/1219 controllers are ideally suited for larger electric vehicle applications, such as walkie/rider pallet trucks, personnel c...

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1221B Series Motor Controller

1221B Series Motor Controller

Curtis PMC Models 1209B/1221B are power MOSFET electronic motor speed controllers designed to provide smooth, silent, efficient and cost effective spe...

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1221C Series Motor Controller

1221C Series Motor Controller

The Curtis PMC models 1231C and 1221C motor speed controllers provide smooth, silent, efficient and cost effective speed control for on-road electri...

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1222 AC Motor Controller

1222 AC Motor Controller

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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1225 & 1235 PMC

1225 & 1235 PMC

Models 1225/1235 are advanced, programmable, microprocessor based motor speed controllers housed in a rugged, sealed, aluminum enclosure. Four quadran...

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1227 & 1237 PMC

1227 & 1237 PMC

Curtis PMC Models 1227/1237 are advanced, programmable microprocessor based motor speed controllers which offer smooth, silent, cost-effective control...

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1228 PMC

1228 PMC

The Curtis Model 1228 Permanent Magnet Motor Speed Controller provide smooth and precise operating control, providing maximum user confidence. Model...

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1230 AC Motor Controller

1230 AC Motor Controller

Curtis Model 1230 programmable speed controllers provide smooth and seamless control of AC induction motors. An advanced MOSFET power section, combine...

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1232 AC Motor Controller

1232 AC Motor Controller

The Curtis Model 1232 provides advanced control of AC induction motors performing on-vehicle traction drive or hydraulic pump duties. It offers vehicl...

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1234 AC Motor Controller

1234 AC Motor Controller

The Curtis Model 1234 provides advanced control of AC induction motors performing on-vehicle traction drive or hydraulic pump duties. It offers vehicl...

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1236 & 1238 AC Motor Controller

1236 & 1238 AC Motor Controller

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

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1243 & 1243CAN SepEx® Controller

1243 & 1243CAN SepEx® Controller

Curtis PMC Model 1243 SepEx® programmable controllers provide smooth and seamless regenerative control of separately excited motors. An advanced MOS...

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1243/1243 CAN

1243/1243 CAN

1243/1243 CAN are just one of many products in this range that we can source for you. Please contact us for more information.

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1244 & 1244CAN SepEx® Motor Controllers

1244 & 1244CAN SepEx® Motor Controllers

Curtis PMC Model 1244 SepEx® programmable controllers provide smooth and seamless regenerative control of separately excited motors. An advanced MOSFE...

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1253 Hydraulic Pump Controller

1253 Hydraulic Pump Controller

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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1254C Series Motor Controller

1254C Series Motor Controller

Curtis Model 1254C Pump System Controller is specifically engineered to the unique characteristics of hydraulic motor and valve control. Includes an a...

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1266 SepEx® Motor Controller

1266 SepEx® Motor Controller

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

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1268 SepEx® Motor Controller

1268 SepEx® Motor Controller

Curtis PMC Model 1268 SepEx™ controllers are programmable and microprocessor based, with an advanced MOSFET power section for smooth and seamless cont...

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1274 SepEx Controller

1274 SepEx Controller

Curtis PMC Model 1274 Separately Excited Motor Speed Controllers integrate all of the functions necessary to provide fully featured electric light o...

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1298 Combined AC Traction & DC Pump

1298 Combined AC Traction & DC Pump

The Curtis Model 1298 combines advanced control of AC induction traction motors with solid state DC hydraulic pump and proportional valve control. It ...

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1310 Vehicle System Controller

1310 Vehicle System Controller

1310 Vehicle System Controller are available from our extensive product catalogue, please contact us for more information.

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News

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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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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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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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 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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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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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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CURTIS SPEED CONTROLLERS HELP KEEP HARMILL ON TRACK

CURTIS SPEED CONTROLLERS HELP KEEP HARMILL ON TRACK

Harmill Systems is a company specialising in railway and plant engineering. Formed by the present Managing Director and based in Leighton Buzzard, Be...

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Curtis Controllers keep on track in railway application

Curtis Controllers keep on track in railway application

Harmill Systems is a company specialising in railway and plant engineering. Formed by the present Managing Director and based in Leighton Buzzard, Be...

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EVERYTHING’S NEW AT CURTIS

EVERYTHING’S NEW AT CURTIS

Curtis Instruments UK are delighted to announce that their new enhanced corporate website has gone live - at www.curtisinst.co.uk - underwriting ...

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CURTIS Nominated for 2014 FLTA Awards

CURTIS Nominated for 2014 FLTA Awards

Curtis’ 1232E-Series AC Speed Controller has been nominated for a Forklift Truck Association (FLTA) Award for Innovation. Each year the FLTA Awards r...

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Acuity Battery Monitoring System

Acuity Battery Monitoring System

DESCRIPTION The Curtis Acuity® Battery Monitoring System is a device that mounts directly to an industrial vehicle lead acid battery. It measures, rec...

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System integration 2013

System integration 2013

Engineers working within the Materials Handling Industry will already know who Curtis is and what they supply. However, even the most experienced Ele...

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IMHX 2013

IMHX 2013

Curtis will be exhibiting at the IMHX exhibition at th NEC in Birmingham between 19th-22nd March 2013 Visit stand 20G80 to see our latest product L...

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Jean-Benoit Rossignol appointed to Managing Director of Curtis SAS in France

Jean-Benoit Rossignol appointed to Managing Director of Curtis SAS in France

MT. KISCO, NY, October 2012 — Curtis Instruments, Inc. announces that Jean-Benoit Rossignol has been promoted to Managing Director of the wholly ow...

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James Cardinal Appointed as Corporate Quality Assurance Manager

James Cardinal Appointed as Corporate Quality Assurance Manager

MT. KISCO, NY, October 2012 — Mr. James Cardinal recently joined Curtis Instruments, at the Mount Kisco headquarters location, as Corporate Quality...

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Mark Ankers Promoted to Vice President of Product Management

Mark Ankers Promoted to Vice President of Product Management

MT. KISCO, NY, Oct. 2012 — Curtis Instruments, Inc. announces that Mr. Mark Ankers has been promoted to the newly created position of Vice Presiden...

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1314 PC Programming.pdf

1314 PC Programming.pdf

Catalogue

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AC Motor Controllers 1222.pdf

AC Motor Controllers 1222.pdf

Catalogue

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AC Motor Controllers 1234E.pdf

AC Motor Controllers 1234E.pdf

Catalogue

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Care & Safety Brochure

Care & Safety Brochure

Catalogue

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Charger Brochure

Charger Brochure

Catalogue

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Model 1310.pdf

Model 1310.pdf

Catalogue

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Model 1313_RevC.pdf

Model 1313_RevC.pdf

Catalogue

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New China LED.pdf

New China LED.pdf

Catalogue

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Vehicle Technology 2013

Vehicle Technology 2013

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Curtis Instruments (UK) Ltd

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

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