Bardac AC Drive Ensures Accurate Speed and Temperature Control in Coffee Roaster

Bardac VFD Ensures Accurate Speed Control in Coffee Roaster

Bardac Drives in action!

This SF-25 San Franciscan Roaster was spotted in Misha’s Coffeehouse during a recent visit to Old Town Alexandria, VA. With the help of a Bardac E3 Series General Purpose Variable Frequency Drive, this roaster is capable of roasting up to 100 lb. of coffee per hour (48kg/hr).

In this SF-25’s control box, our E3 Series General Purpose VFD is hard at work, ensuring accurate speed control to help produce a high quality roast.

Bardac Drives continues to provide reliable, high performance drives and motor controllers to unique industries all over the globe. So next time you’re out enjoying a nice cup of coffee, ask yourself, “Could a Bardac drive be responsible for this glorious brew?”


drive.web Technology makes safe systems easy

Drive Systems Safety

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

Celebrating 25 years . . . and a bright future!

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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Bardac brings drive.web Smart Automation to SPS 2017

drive.web Technology Sales Manager, Jim McNicholas, traveled to Nuremberg, Germany late November to represent drive.web at the SPS IPC Drives 28th International Exhibition for Electric Automation. 2017 marks the event’s largest year to date, with over 70k attendees and nearly 1700 exhibitors from all over the world.

The main focus of this year’s SPS IPC Drives was the topic of Industry 4.0, or “the smart factory”. Industry 4.0 is the term used to describe the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technology, including concepts such as cyber-physical systems, the IoT, cloud computing, and cognitive computing. drive.web truly exemplifies these ideas by using TCP/IP over Ethernet to provide robust connectivity between drives, remote i/o, PLCs, operator stations and SCADA systems. Read more

Welcome Mark McGovern, our new Mid-Atlantic Regional Sales Manager!

We are delighted to announce the addition of Mark McGovern to the Bardac team as Mid-Atlantic Regional Sales Manager!

We have known Mark for many years as both a customer and, dare I say it, a competitor, so we are confident of the wealth of drives and automation sales and engineering experience he brings to the show.

UL & cUL Listing for speedy and smarty

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

New precision stepper control pack for smarty

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.