drive.web Technology Training

Learn about Distributed Control of drives over Ethernet
Enjoy the ease of graphical function block programming
Discover the many advantages of drive.web over a PLC

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distributed control technology training courses are held regularly both in online seminars and at our factory. The courses vary in content and duration to suit different interests and abilities. Some courses can also be conducted at customer's premises by special arrangement. The online courses are conducted for groups of up to nine people. You will be able to participate in an interactive session via your browser and experience hands on use of the savvy software with live

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products.

For details of courses and 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. Alternatively, contact training@driveweb.com.


Standard Online Courses Available:

Level 1
One hour

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introductory seminar - no charge.

Provides an overview of the

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distributed control technology and products and shows how to:
  • create a "phantom" drive system with AC & DC drives
  • navigate around drive block diagrams and drive systems
  • create signal flow diagrams and system documentation drawings
  • find information andidentify object attributes
  • make connections between devices
  • monitor and set parameter values
  • create and use parameter "docks"
  • show parameter value trend charts, etc.

Level 2
Three hours, basic

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technology course ($200 per person).

Includes a free savvy-SFD (Signal Flow Diagram) upgrade worth $198!



Covers basic function block configuration, signal flow diagrams, Ethernet networking, system safety and standard

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products with options:
  • 02 - Isolated RS485 Modbus RTU (slave) interface
  • 03 - Analog and logic i/o options
  • 04 - ModbusTCP/IP (slave) over Ethernet
  • 05 - Advanced Control Function Block Library
  • 07 & 08 - encoder inputs
  • 09 - Real-time clock
  • 10 - Advanced Math Function Block Library

Level 3

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system design and application courses (level 2 course is a prerequisite).
  • 3a - Two hours - Drive and Device Interfaces ($150 per person) Covers standard products with option 12, Generic ModbusRTU Master, "Templates" and "Helpers" for drives and interfaces to devices such as operator stations, PLCs, etc.
  • 3b - Three hours - Winder Control Systems ($200 per person) Covers standard products with option 06, Winder Control Function Block Library with examples of open loop CTCW and closed loop winders with dancer or loadcell control.
  • 3c - Three hours - Encoder Control Systems ($200 per person) Covers standard products with option 11, Encoder Control Function Block Library with examples of "Electronic Line Shaft", spindle orientation, registration and position control.
  • 3d - Three hours - Advanced Ethernet, Internet Access & Security ($200 per person) Covers Ethernet network configuration, wide area networking, IP addressing, user access levels, device and system password protection.

Online Course Schedule
Level 1 - Every Friday at 11:00 AM.

Level 2 - Second Friday of each month at 1:00 PM.

Level 3a - Third Friday of Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec at 1:00 PM.

Level 3b - Fourth Friday of Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec at 1:00 PM.

Level 3c - Third Friday of Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov at 1:00 PM.

Level 3d - Fourth Friday of Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov at 1:00 PM.


More Information and Registration
For details of courses and 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. Alternatively contact training@driveweb.com.


Self-Guided drive.web Tours
For the more independently minded, there are self-guided tours of the

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technology and products available under the "Help" menu in the savvy software. We strongly advise that you go through these guides in sequence to ensure that you don't miss any of the essential basics.
  1. Getting started with savvy:

    Finding your way around the basics of drive.web distributed control.
  2. Getting started with savvy-SFD:

    Using the Signal Flow Diagram concept to create systems.
  3. Savvy-SFD and the PL series drive:

    Introduces the concept of creating a graphical block diagram for a dumb drive.
  4. Basic Network Administration:

    This section of the User Manual in the savvy "Help" menu has 3 very useful guides to networking:
    • Networking with drive.web
    • Protocol Basics
    • Trouble shooting
Need more help? Call 410-604-3400 or contact training@driveweb.com.


Factory Based Courses
These are conducted at our Stevensville, Maryland plant and cover the above 3 levels and topics in a two day session. For dates, details and registration, please call 410-604-3400 or contact training@driveweb.com.