PG Drives Technology, formerly known as Penny & Giles Drives Technology, is the world's
leading manufacturer of controllers for Wheelchairs and mobility Scooters. In addition, PG Drives
Technology is now well established as a recognized supplier for industrial electric vehicle controllers, for applications such as: Floorcare Machines, Materials Handling Trucks, Golf Carts, Utility Vehicles and Aerial Work Platforms.
PG Drives Technology has a modern design and manufacturing site in the UK, a fully equipped sales and service facility in
the USA, and sales and technical support offices in Taiwan and Hong Kong. There is also an authorized service facility in Australia, as well as service and sales partners in many other countries across the world.
Latest News :: UL recognition for 45A & 70A i-Drive
PGDT are pleased to announce that the 45A & 70A models, in the popular i-Drive permanent magnet motor controller range, have recently gained UL recognized component status. Extremely compact, with a footprint of just 131mm x 74mm, their combination of small size and UL recognition makes for a unique formula and further strengthens the i-Drive’s position as the leading controller solution for the floorcare market. As a result of this achievement, the complete i-Drive range, from 45A to 200A, has now attained this significant US benchmark standard.
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PGDT UK facility gains ISO 14001:2004 certification
PG Drives Technology are pleased to announce their entire UK headquarters facility, which houses all elements of the business, has been awarded ISO 14001: 2004 certification.
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News :: Curtiss-Wright Acquires PG Drives Technology
PG Drives Technology is pleased to announce that the acquisition by Curtiss-Wright is now complete.
The business will operate within the Curtiss-Wright Controls Industrial division. Curtiss-Wright is an ideal parent for PG Drives Technology and brings increased investment and resources to the business” said Hal Chenhall, Managing Director, PG Drives Technology. “PG’s advanced control technology is central to Curtiss-Wright’s strategy for diversification and expansion into mobility and industrial systems. We join the fast growing industrial division which includes Penny & Giles. Combined we are leaders in position measurement and control for the world’s most demanding industries.
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News :: Launch of newVSI controller for Wheelchairs
The newVSI, is the successor to the popular VSI family of controllers, and provides a future solution for wheelchair designs that require a simple, Integral package. Compact and reliable, the newVSI offers all the function of the existing 50A drive-only VSI models, but in a much more elegant package and with enhanced drive control. There are also a number of new service utilities, such as reminders and live diagnostics, which will reduce life-time maintenance costs for the wheelchair providers and users. In terms of connections and mounting, the newVSI is 100% compatible with VSI, thereby making replacement an extremely simple process.
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News :: Launch of AC controller for Pallet trucks
The C3 Controller, new from PGDT, is targeted primarily at Class 3 vehicles with lifting capacities in the 1.0t – 3.0t range. Available as a 24V unit with 200Arms and 250Arms power ratings, the product controls all traction and hydraulic functions, as well as providing the necessary functionality for: operation of a line contactor and electro-magnetic brake, safe power-up and drive sequencing, belly-button, low battery manage-ment and a suite of diagnostic and service features. A unique auto-commissioning procedure dramatically reduces the time needed to match a controller to a motor, meaning optimal efficiency can be achieved in just a few minutes
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News :: New additions to the S-Drive scooter controller range
PG's highly successful S-Drive product range has been extended with the release of two new high performance scooter controllers
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