Drive Systems

Drive Systems - Custom design, build and commissioning

Through our Worldwide Automation Centers we have over 30 years’ experience in providing complete solutions for thousands of applications from a control system for an automatic welder through to the complete line control in a paper, timber or steel mill. Our Automation Centers offer a wide range of services:

  • Industry leading applications engineering experience
  • In-house project design and management
  • Comprehensive software development and engineering support
  • Panel-building, installation and project commissioning
  • First class service and support
  • Worldwide network of Automation Centers for ongoing support of overseas contracts

Consultation and site meeting

One of our engineers will call you to discuss your particular automation needs. We think that you will be impressed by their grasp of what is needed and by the fast turn-around of proposals and quotation.

You will have a single contact throughout the process from initiation through to installation, commissioning and after-sales service; a process that is simple and accountable, with clear lines of communication.

From Concept to ePlan

Control Techniques operates throughout the world, with 54 Automation Centers covering 31 countries. Each has its own team of application specialists and, naturally, we share ideas, practical results, software and designs - that’s a huge reservoir of experience that we can bring to bear on your particular production or automation requirement. Control Techniques’ applications experience is as good as its gets.


Our Automation Center teams have unrivalled resources; highly qualified and experienced designers, application engineers and software specialists backed by sophisticated design tools, and, because you’re dealing with the same company that designs the AC and DC drives and servos, you can be certain that you’ll get optimum performance with each element of the system being perfectly matched.

Software services

Whether you want to use the onboard automation features within our drives or external devices, such as PLCs, we can provide you with the level of services you want from providing bespoke software for your application to providing training so that you can write the software yourself.


Ethernet, EtherCAT, Profibus-DP, DeviceNet, Interbus-S, CAN, CanOpen or our own high speed protocol, CTNet – just tell us what you need!


The Automation Center controls the quality right through to finished panels, with full testing of both hardware and software prior to shipment.

When you’re checking on progress, your contact can see and talk face-to-face with the fitters, the test engineers and the software specialists. You get the real story and everyone is pulling in the same direction.

Installation, commissioning and after sales support

Control Techniques engineers will install and commission your system. This isn’t the end of the story but the beginning of our relationship; when you need support, we’ll be there. Control Techniques’ after-sales service is second to none.