Curtis integrates the hardware and software of the entire vehicle control system from the allocation of System-I/O, to the design of the vehicle's electrical schematic and CANbus system architecture. Thanks to our proprietary Vehicle Control Language (VCL), skilled Curtis engineers can quickly develop the vehicle application layer software needed to fully integrate all CANbus devices on the system, and provide the features, functionality and safety your vehicle requires. Curtis offers a wide range of motor controllers for every application, and in most cases, we can meet all OEM requirements with our standard product platforms and VCL software customization. We can also partner with major vehicle manufacturers to develop fully optimized custom controllers and integrated systems to their exact specifications. Curtis engineering expertise spans more than 50 years in all types of electric vehicle for virtually any application.
Curtis will support your engineering team at every step in the vehicle’s development from initial prototype design through to production release. Curtis partners with vehicle manufacturers as needed, whether it is to assist with the design and development of a complete drivetrain for a new on-road EV, or simply to determine the most appropriate Curtis motor controller to suit an existing drivetrain design. We can expertly 'size' and specify the entire drivetrain to ensure that all vehicle performance and efficiency targets are met, and can help with the selection of all system elements, such as the battery pack, electric motors, speed controllers and gearboxes or transaxles, for any major OEM application. Curtis can also assist with the design of the complete control system for all mobile application types, including complex electro-hydraulic control systems for Materials Handling Trucks, Aerial Work Platforms, Construction Equipment and other off-highway vehicles.
Major electric vehicle OEMs worldwide rely on Curtis to make their vehicles best-in-class because Curtis motor speed controllers and vehicle control systems set the industry standard, with nearly 60 years of innovation and leadership in product excellence. Highly reliable Curtis products are available in a range of models suitable for every industrial truck application. Our sophisticated integrated electric vehicle systems are packed with cutting edge features and functions that make vehicle design simple. From color LCD displays to foot pedals and joysticks, sensors, CAN I/O modules and motor speed controllers for traction, steering and hydraulic pumps, Curtis provides all the system components needed. The unique Curtis motor auto-characterization routine, configurable CANopen profiles and proprietary Vehicle Control Language (VCL) application software help OEMs to achieve maximum vehicle performance with minimum effort.
Curtis designs and manufactures all products in-house and does not outsource manufacturing. All Curtis products are manufactured in our own world-class factories in America, Europe and Asia, to cover global demand. This allows Curtis to be agile in supporting its worldwide OEM customer. As a lean manufacturer, we design our products from initial concept in a team-based environment to ensure our products can be consistently manufactured to the highest quality level. This is a source of pride for all of Curtis and a great benefit to Curtis customers worldwide.