Penny & Giles Controls Ltd PG Drives Technology

10, Airspeed Road, BH23 4HD Christchurch
United Kingdom

Telephone +44 1425 271444
Fax +44 1425 272655


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REHACARE 2016 hall map (Hall 6): stand E41

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 07  Mobility and walking aids
  • 07.02  Wheelchairs and vehicles
  • 07.02.08  Control and steering units for wheelchairs
  • 07  Mobility and walking aids
  • 07.02  Wheelchairs and vehicles
  • 07.02.12  Wheelchair components and accessories

Wheelchair components and accessories

  • 07  Mobility and walking aids
  • 07.02  Wheelchairs and vehicles
  • 07.02.13  Wheelchair systems

Our products

Product category: Wheelchair systems

Scooter Control System - S-Drive

The S-Drive utilizes an advanced motor control algorithm to provide exceptional drive performance. Smooth, precise drive control is assured on all surfaces and gradients, and roll-back when starting on inclines is almost totally eliminated. This ensures the S-Drive provides a very safe and comfortable driving experience.

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Product category: Control and steering units for wheelchairs

VR2 Wheelchair Motor Controllers

The VR2 sets new standards of performance and value for mainstream wheelchair controllers.

The configuration comprises a minimum of a compact Power Module and an extremely well styled Joystick Module. These are interconnected by a convenient cable, which can be easily routed and secured, and is equally suitable for both powerbase and folding wheelchair models.
Further VR2 controller modules and configurations are available to extend the VR2 Control System

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Product category: Control and steering units for wheelchairs


The newVSI electric wheelchair controller provides a solution for wheelchair designs that require a simple and compact integral package.

Compact and Robust Integral Design
An electric wheelchair controller to provide a solution for wheelchair designs that require a simple and compact integral package.

Simple to Install and Program
The newVSI is supplied with industry-standard cable options, with either Beau or Anderson connections to the battery and motors. This, in addition to the same mounting detail as the VSI controller, enables an easy transition from that product to the newVSI. It is also possible to program the newVSI with program files from the existing VSI.

Improved Drive Control
An enhanced drive-control algorithm is included to provide the smooth feel that customers have come to expect from the world’s leading wheelchair controller manufacturer.

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Product category: Control and steering units for wheelchairs, Wheelchair systems

R-net Wheelchair Control System

R-net is a multi-module control system for the control of rehab-type powerchairs.

While being simple and easy to install and use, the system is highly flexible and expandable with connection of up to fifteen modules being possible.

A key feature is the ability to provide a simple, two module solution at a competitive price, but maintaining the ability to address even the most complex rehab requirements. There are no restrictions on compatibility between Joystick Modules, Power Modules and Intelligent Seating/Lighting Modules. In short, modules can be mixed-and-matched to provide the optimum of performance and cost.

The basis of R-net’s unique combination of flexibility and simplicity is the R-net communications protocol. This is a custom software communications protocol developed by PG Drives Technology specifically for powered wheelchair applications. The underlying hardware link utilizes the well established and proven CAN bus, the automotive industry standard.

The World’s Most Advanced Joystick Module

>Stylish and ergonomic designLarge, high resolution 3.5" VGA color display
>Paddle switches for easy access to user controls
>Enhanced programing and customization options
>Built-in light sensor to automatically adjust screen brightness
>Speaker for enhanced horn volume
>Metal case for improved robustness

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About us

Company details

Curtiss-Wright Industrial Group, which includes the legacy brands of Arens Controls, Penny & Giles, PG Drives Technology and Williams Controls, is a recognized leader in providing components and sub-systems which enable customer specific solutions for on- and off-highway vehicles. These include medium- and heavy-duty trucks, buses and motor coaches, construction and agricultural vehicles, materials handling, and other specialty vehicles, as well as sophisticated wheelchairs and scooters for medical mobility.

We are a leading provider of electronic throttle controls, transmission shifters and sensors for commercial off-highway equipment and heavy trucks, so helping to address the long-term trend towards attaining higher fuel efficiency and lower emissions. We also supply operator controls and advanced motor controllers for hybrid and electric vehicles, such as buses, forklift trucks, pallet stackers, wheelchairs and rehabilitation chairs.

With a proud legacy spanning more than 85 years, Curtiss-Wright is a global innovative company that delivers highly-engineered, critical-function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, we have a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships.

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Company data

Sales volume

50-99 Mio US $

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Number of employees




Area of business
  • Communication
  • Mobility and walking aids

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