The new Commander C300 PM - your gateway to higher efficiency
01 mars 2024

Control Techniques announces an extension to its highly flexible general purpose Commander range – the Commander C300 PM. This new variant is designed to build upon the inherent high efficiency
 of sensorless permanent magnet (PM) motors, reducing running costs while optimising overall system performance.

Commander C300 PM maximises PM motors’ efficient characteristics in variable speed and load applications by adjusting to varying operating conditions. This results in significant energy savings and will reduce wear and tear of machinery, hence extending the lifespan of equipment. 

It’s easy to monitor energy savings using the drive’s onboard energy meter. Detailed insights are given on energy usage in kilowatt hours and running costs, so informed decisions for efficient resource management can be made to optimise energy consumption. 

The C300 PM enjoys all the Commander C family benefits. With many essential features built in, including PLC capabilities for simple programming needs, dual STO safety function and PID control, it provides a compact solution for many installations.

Multiple plug-in communication modules enable integration with all common industrial fieldbuses. Quick commissioning is guaranteed with only 5 parameters needing to be set-up. Also, it is built to cope with harsh environments, with an extended 5-year warranty provided at no extra cost.

Pumps and HVAC are two industrial areas where the Commander C300 PM excels, with energy efficiency being a key driver in uplifting profitability.


Commander C300 PM has pump specific features such as built-in PID controller that adjusts the drive’s performance in response to changes in pressure and flow. Its on-board PLC makes advanced control easy and practical, eliminating the need of an external controller. The downloadable Solar Pump Solution provides eco-friendly, cost-effective control of water pumps in challenging environments and includes pump specific features for single and parallel configurations such as: dry run prevention, pump cleaning, no flow detection, pipe fill, tank full/well dry control and customisable units.


In HVAC installations Commander C300 PM can deliver energy reductions of up to 96% by matching the system’s output to the actual demand. This ensures the HVAC system operates at optimal conditions, reducing energy waste, while air flow is closely monitored for enhanced environmental comfort. The built-in Fire Mode feature maximises the availability of a building’s smoke extraction in the event of a fire. Once activated the drive will run until failure. 


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