Elevator Drive E300 AC Drives

Dedicated elevator drives that are easy to set-up and optimize while providing class-leading ride comfort

Elevator Drive E300 AC Drives

3 - 400 hp (2.2 kW – 250 kW)
230 V | 460 V | 575 V | 690 V

Dedicated Drives For Class-Leading Ride Comfort

Elevator Drive E300Control Techniques is a leading supplier of Variable Speed AC drive technology to the elevator industry, with over 3 million elevators in operation with our control equipment worldwide. Backed by our global network of Drive Centers we provide local expertise and support, along with quick delivery of robust and dependable products.
Contact us for assistance or with questions

Our elevator drive solutions work for any size of building. Whether it’s a small residential building or a luxury high rise, new build or modernization projects, we make every step of the process as easy as possible from product selection to installation, setup and service.

Introducing the dedicated Elevator Drive


Adding value at every stage of your project 

Freedom to design
  • Broad power range, compact form factor
  • Match any control interface, any protocol
  • Work with any motor, any feedback device
  • Multiple mounting options
  • Dynamic braking and regen solutions
  • Back-up power and rescue modes
Effortless installation and commissioning
  • Elevator specific menu structure
  • Stationary autotune
  • Pluggable drive terminals
  • Robust cable management
  • Parameter storage, cloning and security
  • Keypad with backlit LCD display
  • Virtual terminal for access through the lift controller
  • PC tools for set-up and tuning
Class-leading performance
  • Creep-to-floor and Direct-to-floor operation
  • Selectable start, run, stop gains
  • Load cell compensation and start locking
  • Start optimiser to overcome stiction
  • Fast start mode
  • Floor sensor correction
  • Short floor landing operation 
Maintenance and diagnostics support
  • Selectable status display parameters
  • Diagnostics with timestamping
  • Built-in data logger
  • Normal Terminal Stopping Device support
  • Low voltage rescue mode
  • Blocked elevator car release
  • Travel counter to help keep track the lifetime of plastic ropes

  • Features
    Rapid set-up and adjustment
    • Simple and intuitive parameter adjustment via a bright back-lit LCD keypad
    • Set-up in familiar elevator language and units
    • Easy to use menu structure for quick and simple access to key adjustments
    • Top level menu; all your frequently needed functions in one location
    • No de-roping for encoder phasing test, no need to rotate motor

    Optimum ride comfort
    • Direct-to-floor positioning
    • Peak curve operation
    • High resolution multi-step S-ramp for start, run, slowdown and stopping
    • Ultra-fast current loop for vibration free motor control
    • Advanced brake control management, no rollback on starting without the need of load sensor 

    Silent operation
    • No motor contactors required, advanced EN81-1/2 TÜV certified STO enable input
    • High switching frequencies selectable up to 16 kHz
    • Variable speed cooling fan

    Energy efficient
    • Standby sleep/wake mode, powers down unused circuitry during prolonged periods of standby
    • Easy connection to a range of regenerative modules

    Flexible integration
    • Modbus RTU communications
    • Parallel I/O interface
    • +/- 10V analog reference control
    • Direct RS485 comms control
    • Tile mount for low profile shaft mounting
    • 24 Vdc backup
    • Simple UPS connection with load direction signal
    • Dynamic braking transistor fitted to all drives as standard

    • Active thermal management for tripless operation under extreme conditions
    • Advanced power circuit design using latest IGBT technology
    • Conformal coating for use in harsh environments
    • Building on the market leading position as the industry’s most robust drive
    • Phase loss detection on both input and output

    Enhanced elevator data logger
    • User configurable, for example speed reference, speed feedback, current and I/O sequence can all be recorded for every car journey
    • Can be stored in the event of system fault
    • Available for offline viewing to aid system diagnostics


  • Specifications
    Key data
    • Dedicated Elevator drive

    Standard features

    Onboard comms

    • RS485 communications port MODBUS RTU with integrated command word and built in watchdog


    • 1 x Safe Torque Off (STO) terminal

    • SIL3/PLe compliant


    • Dedicated elevator keypad supplied as standard, providing:

    Option slots

    • 3

    Parameter cloning via

    • PC tools
    • Smartcard
    • SD card


    Approval & Listings


    USA and Canada (cUL Listed). UL File number: E171230


    European Union (all applicable directives and regulations LVD, EMD, RoHS, REACH, Energy related products)


    United Kingdom (all applicable regulations)


    Australia and New Zealand (Responsible Supplier Registration No. E6934)


    Russian Customs Union. E300 models

    Functional Safety

    Safe Torque Off function.
    TÜV Rheinland Type Examination Certificates:
    01/205/5270.02/17 (Unidrive-M and derivative products)
    01/205/5409.02/21 (SI-Safety option module)
    01/205/5720.00/19 (MiS210, MiS250 option modules)

    The safety function "Safe Torque Off" can be used in applications up to Cat 4. PL e according to EN ISO 13849-1, SIL 3 according to EN 61800-5-2/ EN 62061/ IEC 61508, and in lift applications according to EN 81-1 and EN81-2.
    UL Functional Safety

    Unidrive-M all products
    File E171230 Vol. 11 Sec. 1 Issued: 2015-01-22
    Compliance with specific requirements of NFPA 79

    Functional Safety for Elevators TÜV Nord certificates

    44 799 17002401 (Brake contact monitoring feature, E300 series drives)
    44 799 17002402 (Frequency converters with Safe Torque Off function for lift drives


    Quality system: ISO 9001 (Certificate Nos. FM 739405)
    Environmental management system: ISO 14001 (Certificate No. EMS 739789)
    Occupational health and safety: ISO 45001 (Certificate No. 5430)

    China RoHS

    Chinese Order No. 32, 2016; Administrative Measures for the Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (China RoHS 2),

    EPA TSCA regulations

    All Commander and Unidrive-M products
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) recently promulgated regulations under the Toxic Substances Control Act (“TSCA”)

    IHM, Basel convention,

    MEPC 68/21 / Add.1, Annex 17, Resolution MEPC.269(68) 2015 Guidelines for the development of the inventory of hazardous materials.

    Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI)

    CMRT compliance



    380 - 480 Vac, 50-60 Hz ± 10 % Drive Ratings

    03400062A10 11 6.2
    03400100A10 18 10
    04400150A10 27 15
    04400172A10 31 17.2
    05400220A10 39 22
    05400270A10 48 27
    05400300A10 53 30
    06400350A10 62 35
    06400420A10 74 42
    06400470A10 83 47
    07400660A10 116 66
    07400770A10 135 77
    07401000A10 175 100
    08401340A10 235 134
    08401570A10 275 157
    09402000A10 350 200
    09402240A10 385 220
    10402700E 473 270
    10403200E 543 310
    For all above


    Switching frequency 8 KHz (selectable 3 to 16 kHz @ 50 % ED)

    Braking transistor built in as standard


    200 - 240 Vac, 50-60 Hz ± 10 % Drive Ratings
    03200106A10 21.2 10.6


    04200185A10 37 18.5
    05200250A10 50 25
    06200330A10 66 33
    06200440A10 88 44
    07200610A10 122 61
    07200750A10 150 75
    07200830A10 166 83
    08201160A10 232 116
    08201320A10 264 132
    09201760A10 352 176
    09202190A10 438 219
    10202830A 566 283
    10203000A 600 300

    For all above

    Switching frequency KHz (selectable 3 to 16 kHz @ 50 % ED)

    Braking transistor built in as standard


    Further information from your supplier is available on the following features:

    • UPS operation - all drives have a dedicated rescue mode allowing operation from 200 V UPS

    • DC supply - all drives have the possibility of being supplied from a DC source from 24 V to the maximum voltage rating of the product

    • 500 V, 525 V, 575 V and 690 V units are also available

  • Options


    Remote keypad RTC

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

    System Integration Modules - Communications

     DCP Interface Module

    DCP interface module

    CANopen interface module supporting various profiles, including several drive profiles

    System Integration Modules - Feedback
    SI-Encoder Feedback System Integration Module 
    SI-Universal Encoder

    Encoder input and output interface supporting Quadrature, SinCos, EnDat and SSI encoders.

    SI-Encoder Feedback System Integration Module

    Quadrature encoder input interface module

    System Integration Modules - Applications

    SI-Application Plus Module


    Second processor module, which allows SyPTPro application programs to be re-compiled for Unidrive M700.

    MCi200 Machine Control


    Second processor, providing advanced machine control using Machine Control Studio.

    MCi210 Machine Control


    Adds to the MCi200 with a dual port Ethernet interface directly on the processor and additional I/O

    System Integration Modules - Additional 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

    Drive interface units - Backup



    Smartcard memory device to backup and copy parameter sets and basic PLC programs.



    SD Card Adaptor

    Allows an SD card to be inserted into the Smartcard slot, for parameter backup cloning and application programs.

    Drive interface units - Communications


    KI-485 Adaptor

    This allows the drive to communicate via RS485. This is commonly used for programming if the drive has no keypad

    Control Techniques USB Comms cable
    CT USB Comms cable

    The USB Comms cable allows the drive to connect to a PC for use with Unidrive M's PC tools.

  • Software
    Commissioning and monitoring software


    Elevator Connect PC Tool - Commissioning

    The Connect PC Tool configures, optimizes and monitors drive/system control and performance

    Learn More

  • Downloads
    Did you find what you wanted? If not submit a support request using our technical support ticketing system.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn More