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Power boost for pallet trucks

17 September 2018

The new Curtis AC control systems for powered pallet trucks are designed to give top performance and safety at a very low price.

The latest addition to the Curtis AC speed controller family, the AC F2-A provides a high specification packed with features and a big power rating - all at an exceptionally low price point, says the manufacturer.

This high performing smart design comes in a tough housing with a very small footprint, making it suitable for the harsh Class III Pallet Truck market.

The AC F2-A is fully optimised to perform either as a traction controller for 1.0 and 2.0 ton Class III powered pallet trucks, or as a traction or hydraulic pump controller on other types of battery powered vehicle. The ACF2-A’s auto-characterisation allows simple on-truck pairing with any Induction and SPM motor types. Simply choose from a comprehensive library of induction motor types stored in the controller memory.

The AC F2-A exceeds global conformance requirements for EMC, functional and electrical safety, is UL583 recognised and CE marked as a programmable safety device.

IP65 protection as per IEC60529 with 23-pin AMPseal I/O connector means it's impervious to most oils, solvents, degreasers and other chemicals regularly encountered by industrial vehicles.

Multi-function I/O and comprehensive CAN master capabilities means it has ‘CAN interpreter’ capability allowing third party CAN devices using different protocols to work on the same CAN network. 

This means engineers can work with their components of choice every time, eradicating the need for expensive and time-consuming modifications from a variety of manufacturers.