Commander General Purpose C200 & C300 AC Drives

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0.33 hp 200 hp (0.25 kW 132 kW) Normal Duty
0.33 hp 150 hp (0.25 kW 110 kW) Heavy Duty
115 V | 208 - 240 V | 380 - 480 V

Commander variable speed drives have established the standard of excellence in motor control since 1983 when Control Techniques launched the first world commercial vector drive. Since then, Commander has undergone several successful enhancements, each time bringing new technology and innovations to the world of automation.

The new Commander C series has been designed to be a simple and compact AC motor speed controller that meets advanced requirements for a wide range of applications while optimizing the user experience.

Commander C Highlights

✓ Set just 4 parameters to get your drive started
✓ Plug-in options for advanced control
✓ Dual Safe Torque Off (STO)
✓ Equipped with the latest energy saving features
✓ Up to 180% overload for high torque applications
✓ On board PLC
✓ Straightforward installation and commissioning
✓ Easy motor pairing and performance control
✓ Robust and reliable design

  

Simple set up. 3 steps to control

Setting up a drive can require training, specialist knowledge and time.

But Commander C will get you up and running, from out of the box to controlling your motor, in minutes.

Three simple steps will set up your drive for most fan, pump, compressor, conveyor and general purpose applications! 

 ac variable speed controller setup install

Commander C200 AC Drives

Enhance throughput with machine safety, communications, and built-in PLC

 

Commander C200 AC Drives

Enhance throughput with machine safety, communications, and built-in PLC

The Commander C200 delivers benchmark functionality at no added cost to the base drive itself. Plug-in options, dynamic performance, PLC functionality and other advanced features such as fieldbus, Ethernet, and Modbus RTU communications ensure that in more complex applications Commander C200 can deliver more than the average general purpose drive - giving you lower cost solutions and better productivity in your motor control applications.

Enhance up-time and system flexibility

  1. Flexible system integration and remote diagnostics through optional industrial Ethernet and fieldbus communication

  2. Flexible I/O expandable with SI-I/O option module

  3. Enhanced functionality and onboard PLC programming provides a low-cost system solution, minimizing the need for additional equipment such as PLCs

 

High performance open-loop motor control

  1. RFC-A (Rotor Flux Control) algorithm for exceptional induction motor control of demanding applications

  2. Closed loop current control without a position feedback device

  3. Speed control for conveyors, fans, pumps, and mixers, where their function is controlled remotely with fieldbus or Ethernet communications

 

Key data

  • Heavy Duty Ratings: 0.33 hp to 150 hp (0.25 kW to 110 kW)

  • Normal Duty Ratings: 0.33 hp to 200 hp (0.25 kW to 132 kW)

  • Supply phases: Frame size 1 and 2: 110 V drives 1, 230 V drives 1 or 3; Frame size 7 and larger 3; 460 V drives 3

  • Control connections: 2x Analog inputs, 4x Digital inputs, 1x Analog output, 1x Digital I/O, 1x Relay

  • Drive rating: IP21 / UL open class as standard

  • Keypad: Fixed LED

  • Option slots: 1 (frame size 2 and above)

  • Parameter cloning via: PC tools, SD card

  • Voltage ratings
    100 / 120 VAC 10%

    200 / 240 VAC 10%

    380 / 480 VAC 10%

    Control mode
    Open loop vector or V/Hz induction motor control

    Open loop Rotor Flux Control for

    induction motors (RFC-A)

     

    Commander C300 AC Drives

    Enhance throughput with machine safety, communications, and built-in PLC

     

    Commander C300 AC Drives

    Commander C300 provides flexible integration with safety and communications.

    Commander C300 is ideal for applications that require cost-effective integration into

    safety systems. With two Safe Torque Off (STO) inputs, onboard PLC and an SI interface

    for industry standard fieldbuses, Ethernet or extended I/O options, this feature set

    ensures Commander C300s flexible integration with any system.

    Enhance up-time and system flexibility

    Flexible system integration and remote diagnostics through optional industrial

      Ethernet and fieldbus communication

    Flexible I/O that is expandable with SI-I/O option module

    Enhanced functionality and onboard PLC programming provides a low-cost system

    solution, minimizing the need for additional equipment such as PLCs

    High performance open loop motor control

    RFC-A (Rotor Flux Control) algorithm for exceptional induction motor control

       of demanding applications

    Closed loop current control without a position feedback device

    Speed control for conveyors, fans, pumps, and mixers, where their function

       is controlled remotely with fieldbus or Ethernet communications

     

    Key data

    Heavy Duty Ratings: 0.33 HP to 150 HP (0.25 kW to 110 kW)

    Normal Duty Ratings: 0.33 HP to 200 HP (0.25 kW to 132 kW)

    Supply phases: Frame size 1 and 2: 110 V drives 1,

                             230 V drives 1 or 3; Frame size 7 and larger 3;

                             460 V drives 3

    Control connections: 3x Analog I/O, 5x Digital I/O, 2x STO, 1x Relay

    Drive rating: IP21 / UL open class as standard

    Keypad: Fixed LED

    Option slots: 1 (frame size 2 and above)

    Parameter cloning via: PC tools, SD card

    Voltage ratings
    100 / 120 VAC 10%

    200 / 240 VAC 10%

    380 / 480 VAC 10%

    Control mode
    Open loop vector or V/Hz induction motor control

    Open loop Rotor Flux Control for

    induction motors (RFC-A)

     

    • Specifications

      Control Mode
      Open loop vector or V / Hz induction motor control  ✓  
      Open loop Rotor Flux Control for induction motors (RFC-A)  ✓ 
      Environment
      Ambient Operating Temperature Size 1 - 4: -20C to 40C (-4F to 104F) @ 3 kHz switching freq. | Operation to 60C (140F) with de-rating
      Size 5 - 9: -20C to 40C (-4F to 104F) @ 3 kHz switching freq. | Operation to 55C (131F) with de-rating
      Cooling Method Forced convection
      Humidity 95 % non-condensing at 40 C (104 F)
      Storage Temperature Size 1 - 4: -40C to 60C (-40F to 140F) 24 months Max.
      Size 5 - 9: -40C to 55C (-40F to 131F) 24 months Max.
      Altitude De-rate the continuous output current by 1% for every 100 m (328 ft) above 1000 m (3,280 ft) to a maximum of 3000 m (9,840 ft)
      Vibration Tested in accordance with IEC 60068-2-64 and IEC 60068-2-6
      Mechanical Shock Tested in accordance with IEC 60068-2-27 and IEC 60068-2-29
      Enclosure Rating IP20, NEMA 1 conduit kits available
      Electromagnetic Capability IEC/ EN 61800-3 Immunity and Emissions
      EN 61000-6-2: Immunity for industrial environments
      EN 61000-6-4: Emissions for industrial environmentsM/br> EN 61000-3-2: Harmonic current emissions
      An EMC data sheet is available on request
      RoHS Complies with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (2011/65/EU)
      AC Supply Requirements
      Voltage 100 V models: 100 to 120 Vac 10%
      200 V models: 200 to 240 Vac 10%
      400 V models: 380 to 480 Vac 10%
      Phase 1 and 3 (Model dependent)
      Maximum Supply Imbalance 2% negative phase sequence, 3% voltage imbalance between phases
      Input Frequency  45 to 66 Hz
      Input Displacement Power Factor 0.97
      Control
      Switching Frequency Size 1 - 4: 0.667, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 12 & 16 kHz
      Size 5 - 9: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 12 & 16 kHz
      Output Frequency Range  0 to 550 Hz
      Frequency Accuracy 0.02% of full scale
      Frequency Resolution  0.01 Hz
      Analog Input Resolution  Voltage mode: 11 bits (unipolar) Current mode: 11 bits
      Braking  Dynamic braking transistor included, requires external resistor
      Protection
      DC Bus Under voltage Trip 100 V models: 175 Vdc
      200 V models: 175 Vdc
      400 V models: 330 Vdc
      DC Bus Overvoltage Trip  Frame sizes 1 - 4:
      100 V models: 510 Vdc
      200 V models: 510 Vdc
      400V models: 870 Vdc
      Frame size 5 - 9:
      200V models: 415 Vdc
      400 V models: 830 Vdc
      Drive Overload Trip Programmable: Default settings: 180% for 3s, 150% for 60s
      Instantaneous Over current Trip  220% of rated motor current
      Phase Loss Trip  DC bus ripple threshold exceeded
      Over-temperature Trip  Drive heatsink temperature exceeds 95C (203F)
      Short Circuit Trip  Protects against output phase-to-phase fault
      Ground Fault Trip  Protects against output phase-to-ground fault
      Motor Thermal Trip  Electronically protects the motor from overheating due to loading conditions
      Approval & Listings
      UL, cUL UL file NMMS/8: E171230
      CE  CE approval
      EU  These products comply with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (2011/65/EU), the Low Voltage Directive (2014/35/EU) and the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive, (2014/30/EU).
      RCM  RCM Registered supplier No. 12003815281
      ISO  Manufacturing facilities comply with ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001
      TV  C300 models only: The Safe Torque Off (STO) function may be used as a safety component of a machine.

      Type examination certificates by TV Rheinland:
      Frame sizes 1 - 4: No. 01/205/5383.03/18
      Frame sizes 5 - 9: No. 01/205/5387.02/18

      Functional safety parameters:
      EN ISO 13849-1 - Cat 4, PLe
      EN61800-5-2/EN62061/IEC 61508 - SIL 3

      UL functional safety approval: FSPC E171230


       
    • Applications

      Whatever your application, Commander C is the perfect solution across industries

      The Commander series are simple and compact AC motor speed controllers that meet advanced requirements in a wide range of applications. Their small footprint among the smallest in their class makes them ideal for machine builders and OEMs, where space is at a premium.

       
      motor control of pumps ventilators and compressors with general purpose variable speed drives
      Pumping, Ventilating & Compressing
      • Improved energy efficiency during periods of low demand
      • On board PLC & PID functionalities make advanced control easy and efficient without the need of an external controller
      • Skip Frequencies allow users to easily avoid equipment resonant frequencies, reducing high vibration levels
      • Supply Loss Ride Through will keep the drive up and running through most power disturbances
      general purpose drives for accurate remote speed control of conveyor belts
      Conveying
      • Accurate remote speed control with fieldbus communications
      • S-ramp acceleration / deceleration profiling provides smooth speed transitions minimizing machine jerk
      • Avoids early wear and tear of the equipment
      • Overload capacity up to 180%
      Control Techniques general purpose drives for lifting hoisting and winching
      Lifting, Hoisting & Winching
      • Adjustable mechanical brake sequencing with torque proving function
      • Embedded PLC functionality can manage local I/O reducing the need for an external controller
      Access control variable speed drives for motion control
      Access Control
      • Smooth motion with enhanced open loop control
      • Small physical size allows the drive to be mounted easily in smaller enclosures
      • Highly reliable in harsh environments, providing long lasting service
      general purpose drives for stable motor control for processing mixers kneaders agitators extruders
      Processing (Mixers, Kneaders, Crushers, Agitators, Centrifuges, Extruders)
      • Ease of integration to external PLC or other management systems through networking options
      • Conformal coating for enhanced environmental protection
      • Overload capacity up to 180%
      • Highly stable motor control

       

    • Options

      Keypads
      Remote-Keypad-RTC Remote Keypad RTC

      The keypad is remote mountable, allowing flexible mounting on the outside of a panel (meets IP54/NEMA 12). Three line plain text, multi-language LCD keypad for rapid set-up and helpful diagnostics. Battery operated real-time clock allows accurate time stamping of events, aiding diagnostics.

      Remote Keypad for Variable Speed Drives
       
      Remote Keypad

      Remote mountable, intuitive plain text, multilingual LCD keypad for rapid set-up and superior diagnostics (using the AI-485 adaptor along with a comms lead). Rapid and secure panel fit with 1 x 32mm hole rated to IP66 (NEMA 4).

      System Integration Modules - Communications
      SI-Profibus Communication System Integration Modules SI-PROFIBUS

      SI-PROFIBUS interface module enables follower connectivity. It is possible to use multiple SI-PROFIBUS modules or a combination of SI-PROFIBUS and other option module types to add additional functionality such as extended I/O, gateway functionality or additional PLC features.

      SI-Devicenet Communications System Integration Module SI-DeviceNet

      SI-DeviceNet enables follower connectivity. It is possible to use multiple SI-DeviceNet modules to provide additional functionality.

      SI-CANopen Communication System Integration Module SI-CANopen

      Commander C's SI-CANopen interface module supports various profiles, offering optimum flexibility.

      SI-Ethernet Communication System Integration Module SI-Ethernet

      SI-Ethernet can be used to provide high speed drive access, global connectivity and integration with IT network technologies.

      SI-EtherCAT Communications System Integration Module SI-EtherCAT

      SI-EtherCAT allows Commander C general purpose drive to connect and interface with EtherCAT networks.

      SI-Profinet Communications System Integration Module SI-PROFINET-V2

      SI-PROFINET-V2 allows Commander C to communicate and interface with PROFINET PLCs and networks.

      System Integration Modules - Additional I/O
      SI-IO System Integration Module SI-I/O

      Extended I/O interface module to increase the number of I/O points on a drive. Provides additional: 4 x Digital I/O, 3 x Analog inputs (default)/Digital inputs, 1 x Analog output (default)/Digital input, 2 x Relays.

      Optional Accessories
      AI-Backup-Adaptor AI-Back-up Adaptor

      Port adaptor for SD card parameter cloning, and an input for 24 V back-up.

      AI-Smart-Adaptor AI-Smart Adaptor

      Has a built-in memory for parameter cloning and an input for 24 V back-up.

      AI-485-Adaptor AI-485 Adaptor

      Adaptor that allows the drive to communicate via RS485.

      AI-485-Adaptor AI-485 24 V Adaptor

      Adaptor with 24 V input.  

      USB serial comms lead RS485 Cable

      The USB comms cable allows the drive to connect to a PC for use with Commander's PC tools.

       

    • Software & Support

      Intuitive commissioning software
      Connect commissioning software 
      Connect - Commissioning tool

      Based on Control Techniques 25 years' experience, Connect is our latest drive configuration tool for commissioning, optimizing and monitoring drive/system performance.

       
      Advanced machine control
      Machine-Control-Studio
      Machine Control Studio - Programming tool

      Control Techniques' Machine Control Studio provides a flexible and intuitive environment for programming Commander Cs new automation and motion control features.

       
      Diagnostics Tool
      diagnostic tool app
      Diagnostic Tool

      Diagnostic Tool is a fast and simple tool, which allows users of Control Techniques' drives to quickly solve any error codes that the drive may show.

       
      Drive Setup
      Drive Setup section for step by step variable speed drive configuration
      Drive Setup

      Free access web pages provide how-to videos, step by step guides and comprehensive technical manuals for your drive installation.

       
     
     

     


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