Drive Technology Training

Bardac runs regular training courses on industrial drive technologies with a strong emphasis on application engineering and problem solving. They are structured to cover a wide range of application issues, participant interest and ability. Courses are conducted either at Bardac Corporation in Stevensville, Maryland or, in some instances, across the Internet with online access to a live drive system in the plant. Some courses can be conducted at customer's premises by special arrangement.

For details of course schedules, overseas training availability and charges please call us at 1-888-667-7333 (toll free USA 888-ON SPEED) or international at +1-410-604-3400.

Training Courses Available:

  1. Drive Technology For Plant Maintenance and Field Service Engineers
  2. Drive Technology For Systems Integrators and Design Engineers
  3. drive.web For Systems Integrators and Design Engineers
  4. Drive Technology For Sales Engineers and Distributors


Drive Technology For Plant Maintenance and Field Service Engineers

These courses assume a moderate degree of familiarity with industrial process control environments and basic computer literacy.

1a) Basic Drives Technology (1 hour)

  • Principles of operation of AC Drives
  • AC Drive terminology
  • AC Volts/Hz, Sensorless (Open Loop) Vector and Closed Loop Flux Vector drives
  • Principles of operation of DC Drives
  • DC Drive terminology
  • Selecting and comparing AC & DC drives for specific applications
  • Safety procedures
  • Equipment protection

1b) Optidrive - Industrial AC Drives (2 hours)

  • Overview
  • Horsepower ratings & typical applications
  • Features and i/o
  • Installation and start up configurations
  • Optional features
  • Communications and drive.web options
  • AC inverter duty motor specification

1c) PL-Series - Digital DC Drives (4 hours)

  • Overview
  • Horsepower ratings & typical applications
  • Features and i/o
  • Installation and start up configurations
  • Optional features
  • savvy custom configuration software tools
  • Communications and drive.web options
  • DC motor specification

1d) Single Phase - DC Drives (1 hour)

  • Overview
  • Horsepower ratings & typical applications
  • Features and i/o
  • Installation and start up configurations
  • Optional features
  • Communications and drive.web options

1e) Routine maintenance of AC & DC drives and motors (1 hour)

  • The importance of the operating environment
  • Equipment safety considerations
  • Spares holding policies
  • Storage and organization of documentation and backup of configuration data files
  • Where to find information when you need it

1f) drive.web for Plant Maintenance and Field Service Engineers (2 hours)

  • drive.web distributed control technology overview
  • Create a “phantom” drive system with AC & DC drives
  • Navigate around drive block diagrams and drive systems
  • Identify object attributes
  • Connect parameters together
  • Monitor and set parameter values
  • Set user access levels and passwords
  • Using parameter “docks”
  • Show parameter value trend charts, etc.


Drive Technology For Systems Integrators and Design Engineers

These courses assume a reasonable depth of knowledge of the basic principles of both AC and DC drive technologies and applications, a general familiarity with industrial control products such as PLCs, serial communications, SCADA systems, etc., and professional knowledge of industrial safety procedures. The course content will focus on system design for more complex applications.

2a) Optidrive - Industrial AC Drives (3 hours)

  • Overview
  • Horsepower ratings & typical applications
  • Features and i/o
  • Installation and start up configurations
  • Optional features
  • Communications and drive.web options
  • AC inverter duty motor specification

2b) PL-Series - Digital DC Drives (4 hours)

  • Overview
  • Horsepower ratings & typical applications
  • Features, i/o and advanced application functions
  • Installation and start up configurations
  • Optional features
  • savvy custom configuration software tools
  • Communications and drive.web options
  • DC motor specification

2c) PL-Series - Digital DC Drive - Standard Application Solutions (3 hours)

  • Fully compensated open loop winders
  • Closed loop winders – dancer or loadcell controlled
  • PID section control
  • Spindle orientation

2d) Single Phase - DC Drives (1 hour)

  • Overview
  • Horsepower ratings & typical applications
  • Features and i/o
  • Installation and start up configurations
  • Optional features
  • Communications and drive.web options

2e) Routine maintenance of AC and DC drives and motors (1 hour)

  • The importance of the operating environment
  • Equipment safety considerations
  • Spares holding policies
  • Storage and organization of documentation and backup of configuration data files
  • Where to find information when you need it
  • drive.web online systems support

2f) drive.web introduction for Systems Integrators and Design Engineers (2 hours)

  • drive.web distributed control technology overview
  • Create a “phantom” drive system with AC & DC drives
  • Navigate around drive block diagrams and drive systems
  • Identify object attributes
  • Connect parameters together
  • Monitor and set parameter values
  • Set user access levels and passwords
  • Using parameter “docks”
  • Show parameter value trend charts, etc.


drive.web For Systems Integrators and Design Engineers

For more information on the drive.web online distributed control technology and to get the drive.web software please go to www.driveweb.com.

3a) drive.web - System Design Engineering (4 hours)

  • drive.web distributed control technology overview
  • System design concepts and features
  • Creating systems online or offline
  • Basic application software functions – arithmetic and logic programming, basic PID control
  • Parameter scaling, ranging, ratioing, inversion
  • i/o set up
  • Ethernet network configuration
  • Downloading, uploading, backup and restoring system files
  • System documentation and file organization
  • Internet connectivity and IP addressing
  • System security and network administration
  • System safety

3b) drive.web - Interfacing to PLCs, operator stations and SCADA systems (4 hours)

  • Ethernet connections via ModbusTCP/IP (PLCs, operator stations, etc.)
  • RS485 connections via ModbusRTU (PLCs, operator stations, drives, etc.)
  • Connecting to Allen Bradley PLCs, etc.
  • LAN Modem connections
  • Enterprise integration concepts

3c) drive.web - Advanced Application Programming (3 hours)

  • Fully compensated open loop winder configurations with taper tension
  • Closed loop winder control with either dancer or loadcell feedback
  • PID section control
  • Cut-to-length applications
  • Registration control

3d) drive.web - Custom Application Programming

Courses are available to assist users with their specific application engineering requirements. These courses are specially organized and tailored to suit individual customers, their personnel and their applications.


Drive Technology For Sales Engineers and Distributors

These courses assume a moderate degree of familiarity with the industrial process control market and basic computer literacy.

4a) Basic Drives Technology (1/2 hour)

  • Principles of operation of AC Drives
  • AC Drive terminology
  • AC Volts/Hz, Sensorless (Open Loop) Vector and Closed Loop Flux Vector drives
  • Principles of operation of DC Drives
  • DC Drive terminology
  • Selecting and comparing AC and DC drives for specific applications
  • Safety procedures
  • Equipment protection

4b) Optidrive - Industrial AC Drives (1 1/2 hour)

  • Overview
  • Horsepower ratings & typical applications
  • Features and i/o
  • Installation and start up configurations
  • Optional features
  • Communications and drive.web options
  • AC inverter duty motor specification

4c) PL-Series - Digital DC Drives (1 1/2 hours)

  • Overview
  • Horsepower ratings & typical applications
  • Features and i/o
  • Installation and start up configurations
  • Optional features
  • savvy custom configuration software tools
  • Communications and drive.web options
  • DC motor specification

4d) Single Phase - DC Drives (1/2 hour)

  • Overview
  • Horsepower ratings & typical applications
  • Features and i/o
  • Installation and start up configurations
  • Optional features
  • Communications and drive.web options

4e) Routine maintenance of AC and DC drives and motors (1 hour)

  • The importance of the operating environment
  • Equipment safety considerations
  • Spares holding policies
  • Storage and organization of documentation and backup of configuration data files
  • Where to find information when you need it

4f) drive.web introduction for Sales Engineers and Distributors (1 hour)

  • drive.web distributed control technology overview
  • Create a “phantom” drive system with AC & DC drives
  • Navigate around drive block diagrams and drive systems
  • Identify object attributes
  • Connect parameters together
  • Monitor and set parameter values
  • Set user access levels and passwords
  • Show parameter value trend charts, etc.