Commander S

Making simple applications, simple.

Commander S

0.18 to 4 kW (0.25 to 5 hp)
1Φ 100 & 200 V, 3Φ 200 & 400


Making simple applications, simple.

Take charge of motor control and energy savings with the latest addition to the Control Techniques portfolio. With a feature set optimised for simple applications, Commander S provides a cost-effective solution for installations that require plug and play convenience straight from the box.

Commander S is the first drive to come with an app interface as a standard feature. The Marshal app is our revolutionary way to interface with the drive covering commissioning, monitoring, diagnostics and support.

Marshal: your drive expert in the field 

Revolutionise the way you interface with your drive

Control Techniques has a long tradition of challenging the status-quo with innovative ideas and making a profound impact in the drives industry. And we've done it again with Marshal: Control Techniques is the 1st drive supplier to implement NFC technology as standard on a drive and offer the Marshal app interface at no extra cost

Marshal is your drive expert in the field. This rich content interface means you can commission, clone, diagnose system issues and monitor the drive in just a few screen taps. 

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  • Benefits

    Easy To Install
    The sleek curved design of Commander S optimises component layout for a small footprint and easy access to terminals. The click-on/click-off DIN rail mount makes installation remarkably easy.

    Easy To Use

    Using our new Marshal app (Android/iOS) your drive can be configured in under 60 seconds.

    Durability is at the core of Commander S design, guaranteeing performance throughout its whole lifetime.

    Cost Effective
    Equipped with unique features designed to save you time, energy and money.
  • Applications
    Making Simple Applications, Simple.
    Fan, Pump, Compressor Applications

    • Improved energy efficiency during periods of low demand
    • PID functionality makes advanced control easy and efficient without the need of an external controller
    • Easily avoid equipment resonant frequencies and reduce high vibration levels using the skip frequency
    • Catch an already spinning motor to reduce start-up time and increase productivity
    • Motor thermal protection prevents overheating of the motor during operation
    • Fire mode maximise availability of a building's smoke extraction system in the event of a fire. Once activated the drive will run until failure
    Moving Applications
    Conveyors, Treadmills, Automatic Doors & Barriers
    • Reliable speed control with onboard communications
    • S-ramp acceleration / deceleration profiling provides smooth speed transitions minimising machine jerk
    • Linear V to F with a controllable boost to get the machine running
    • Drive overload capacity up to 150% for rapid acceleration or load changes
    • DC braking with stop indication used to stop the motor quickly
    Processing Applications
    Mixers, Crushers, Agitators, Centrifuges, Kneaders, Spinning & Braiding Machines for Textile
    • Ease of integration to external PLC or other management systems with on board communications 
    • Stability optimiser for improved motor control
    • Resistance compensation for excellent torque performance
    • Built-in EMC filter effectively reduces electromagnetic interference
  • Key Technical Specifications
    Power & Control
    Voltage 1Φ AC 100 & 200 V
    3Φ AC 200 & 400 V
    Power Range
    0.18 to 4 kW / 0.25 to 5 hp
    Duty Rating
    Heavy Duty
    Input Frequency 50/60 Hz
    Output Frequency 0 to 300 Hz
    Switching Frequency
    4 kHz and 12 kHz
    Motor Control
    Linear V to F , Square V to F, Resistance, Compensation
    Stopping Modes

    Coast, Ramp, Ramp & DC Injection Braking, DC Braking with 0 Hz detect, Timed DC Braking, Distance Stop

    Communications RJ45 for Modbus RTU
    NFC for app interface
    Inputs & Outputs
    2 x Analogue inputs
    1 x Analogue output
    4 x Digital inputs
    1 x Digital input / output
    1 x Relay (single pole, double throw relay)
    CE, UKCA, cUL, C-Tick, EAC, KC
    Product Safety
    IEC/EN/KN/UL 61800-5-1, CSA C22.2 No.274, GB12668.501-2013
    C3 internal EMC filters
    C1 & C2 with external EMC filters
    C1 internal EMC filters, for selected 1Φ 200 V variants
    Mounting & Environment
    IP Rating IP20
    Click on/click off DIN rail mount
    Screw mount
    0 mm side by side
    Operation without de-rate: -10°C to 40°C
    (14°F to 104°F)
    Operation with de-rate: -10°C to 60°C
    (14°F to 140°F)
    Storage: -40°C to 60°C (-40°F to 140°F)
  • Accessories
    Remote Interface
    Remote Keypad IP66
    Remote mountable, intuitive plain text, multilingual LCD keypad for rapid setup and helpful diagnostics from the outside of a panel. Meets IP66 (NEMA 4).
    The MCh panels and MChMobile Software have been designed for the easy development of HMI applications including factory and building automation.
    Optional Extras

    Cable Management Bracket
    Use of the optional cable management bracket allows the wiring cables to be neatly secured under the drive.

    Fibre Filter
    The optional fibre filter allows the drive to operate efficiently even in environments prone to airborne fibres (e.g.: textile applications). Filter cleaning can be incorporated into the preventative maintenance cycle, lowering the risk of an unplanned outage.
     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
    App interface

    Marshal app

    Marshal is your drive expert in the field. This rich content interface means you can commission, clone, diagnose system issues and monitor the drive in just a few screen taps.

    Download Control Techniques Mobile Applications from the App Store  Download Control Techniques Mobile Applications on Google Play

    Intuitive 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.

    Product Portal

    Product Portal

    Our product portal provides you with detailed product specifications, datasheets, 3D CAD models and product configurator.

    Go to portal
  • Downloads
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