Product News: Controls & Controllers

Distributed Control System supports DC drives.

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March 29, 2011 - Consisting of Ethernet port and processor that takes information dynamically from drive and makes it available over Ethernet network, drive.web Distributed Control System includes interfaces to AC drives and remote I/O modules. Graphical tools provide diagnostics and configurability of all drives on network, either locally or remotely via Internet. Running on Java operating system, software delivers documentation tools for AC and DC drives and dynamic access to machine information.

Sprint Electric Ltd

Rudford Industrial Estate, Ford, Arundel East Susse, BN18 0BE, United Kingdom

Original Press Release

New Ethernet-based Control Technology for Drives and Systems

Press release date: March 1, 2011

Arundel, England, - Sprint Electric, in co-operation with their USA partner Bardac drives, introduced at the recent SPS/IPC/Drives show in Nuremberg, Germany, an Ethernet-based distributed control system for DC drives. drive.web includes graphical configuration tools that provide diagnostics and configurability of all drives on the network, either locally or remotely via the Internet. The graphical tools allow the full configuration of the drives, provide service diagnostics, full documentation and an operator interface for local control, all without the need for a PLC or supervisory computer.

The drive.web hardware consists of an Ethernet port and processor that takes information dynamically from the drive and makes it available over the Ethernet network. Additional hardware includes interfaces to AC drives and remote I/O modules that provide increased access to the network for other control elements. The configuration software runs on the platform-independent Java operating system, therefore the control system will run on PCs, Macs and Linux based computers. The software provides graphical configuration and documentation tools for AC and DC drives, start-up / commissioning assistance with real time information from the drive and network and a very clean operator interface with dynamic access to machine information. The Drive.web control technology is cost-effective in systems of any size and complexity, without the need for a PLC or supervisory computer.

Sprint Electric offers a wide range of DC motor control, with over 150 models covering both single phase and three phase, regenerative and non-regenerative DC motor applications together with digital slip ring motor controllers. Sprint Electric's full range of products include analogue and digital DC drives from 12 Amps up to 2250 Amps. Whether in retrofits or original equipment, DC drives from Sprint Electric are being used in many different applications including metal processing, the pulp and paper industry, rubber and plastic processing, lifting equipment, food processing, leisure industries and many more.

About Sprint Electric:
Sprint Electric Ltd., based in England and founded in 1987, offers a wide range of DC motor control, with over 150 models covering both single phase and three phase, regenerative and non-regenerative DC motor applications together with digital slip ring motor controllers. From low voltage servo performance controller to highly sophisticated fully digital three phase DC variable speed drive of many hundreds of amps, Sprint Electric products meet the demands of countless industrial applications around the globe. Sprint Electric is committed to providing innovative products backed up by a high level of customer service to the world-wide industrial market. For its outstanding success in international trade, Sprint Electric won the Queen's Award for Enterprise in April 2009, one of the most prestigious business awards in the UK. In the USA, Sprint Electric products are available through Bardac Corporation.

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