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Ethernet control minus a PLC

Keep track of all ethernet-networked drives with drive.web, an ethernet-based control technology for DC drives.


Keep track of all ethernet-networked drives with drive.web, an ethernet-based control technology for DC drives from UK-based Sprint Electric and US partner Bardac Drives.

Graphic configuration tools provide diagnostics and configurability of all drives on the network, either locally or remotely via the internet, including full documentation and an operator interface for local control, all without the need a PLC or supervisory computer.

An ethernet port and processor take information dynamically from the drive and make it available over the network. Additional hardware includes interfaces to AC drives and remote I/O modules that provide increased access to the network for other control elements.

Configuration software runs on the platform-independent Java operating system, so the control system will run on PCs, Macs and Linux-based computers. It provides graphical configuration and documentation tools for AC and DC drives, start-up/commissioning assistance with real time information from the drive and dynamic access to machine information.

The Canadian distributor is MDA Controls Inc. (www.mdacontrols.com) in Oakville, Ont.

www.sprint-electric.com