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Drive systems invariably incorporate high voltages, powerful rotating machinery and complex control schemes … a safety nightmare!

Good controls engineers always keep safety at the front of their design strategy, and that mentality also drives quality and reliability. Read more

A message from Chris Bardwell-Jones . . .

Time flies when you’re having fun! Believe it of not, it’s been 25 years since we started our business in Reston, Virginia. After a few years, we moved to beautiful Kent Island, Maryland to find more suitable premises for our growing manufacturing operation and we have not looked back since!
Our prospects have never looked better, with a top notch team, innovative products and a clear lead in industrial drives automation technology, so there is no better time to consolidate our future by passing the baton of leadership to the younger generation! Accordingly, I have stepped aside into a more aloof role as Company Chairman and my friend and colleague Paul Crowhurst is now our Company President with responsibility for both our operations and evolving the vision for the future.

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We are delighted to announce that the speedy and smarty ranges of Universal Automation Controllers are now UL Listed for both the US UL-61010-1 and Canadian CSA-C22.2 No. 61010-1 standards for process control equipment under the class QUYX.

Both product ranges already have European CE Certifications and FCC Part 15 compliance so this now makes the products highly acceptable on a worldwide basis.

For further information please call us at +410-604-3400 or contact us at

The stock controller packages have a new option added – Pack 5 – Precision Stepper Control With 2 Encoders.
This provides a versatile, cost effective solution for a wide range of precision control applications, including precision speed, position, winder control, registration, phase lock and fast event counting.