Bardac innovation ... drives success
Our plant in Stevensville, Maryland
Please take the time to visit us...
Take Route 50 East from Washington DC or Annapolis and cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to Kent Island...
Take Exit 37 (the first exit on Kent Island), Route 8 North, towards Stevensville...
After 1/2 mile take the second left onto Schooner Parkway...
Then left onto Log Canoe Circle and we are the second building to your right.
...we look forward to seeing you.
We started our drives business in 1992 trading as Sprint Electric Corporation in collaboration with our partners, Sprint Electric Ltd. in the UK. Initially, we successfully focused our attention on products for the DC drives market, which we felt had become somewhat neglected by the establishment. AC drive development started in 1995 and in July 1997 we launched the first of our AC Drive products. Our team of key drives industry individuals has enabled our business to rapidly go from product development to an established market presence with consistently good growth in both sales and profits.
Evolution brings change however, and due to complications over the Sprint Electric trademark in the USA, the time eventually came in January 1998 for us to honorably retire the name of our American business in favor of a new identity, Bardac Corporation. The transatlantic partnership continues unchanged and customers worldwide will continue to enjoy the same product support, pricing and service. Only the name of the North American operations has changed. Effective 1st. January 1998 we began trading as Bardac Corporation. Same team, same products, same service. Our address and phone numbers will remain unchanged and we will continue to maintain the two web locations www.bardac.com and www.sprintelectric.com to ensure that we will always be easy for people to find.
By the end of 1998 we had outgrown our Reston, Virginia facilities and we moved to a brand-new plant in Stevensville, Maryland, located on the shores of the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. Convenient for Baltimore and Washington airports, our new single-story building has been constructed to our exacting specifications. It incorporates all the features essential to high-quality electronics manufacturing, such as static-dissipative flooring, high natural lighting levels, streamlined layout and so forth.
In July 1999 we formed a new exclusive US sales and marketing alliance with PDL Electronics of New Zealand and have added their range of high-performance vector drives to our product line. PDL has been manufacturing AC drives for over 25 years and has been very successful in Europe, Southeast Asia and Australia. The fit between our two companies is excellent: their new AC vector and constant-torque drives up to 1,250HP are process control-oriented and will complement our existing DC drive range and our focus on the industrial drives market very well.
Our goal is to beat the odds by innovative thinking.
With the introduction of the new Optidrive range of AC drives in 2003 we have firmly established ourselves as a one-stop-shopping location for all of your industrial drives needs. drive.web Internet accessible, Ethernet based distributed control technology and high performance sensorless vector technology will be available in the Optidrives by early 2004. Together with our comprehensive range of DC drives we aim to be competitive, innovative and tough to beat!
drive.web is now in full production release in a wide variety of applications in many locations. Its features and functions are continuing to grow and the latest release of object oriented user tools can be downloaded free from the support web site at www.driveweb.com so that you can see how easy it is to engineer and configure complete systems. Try the online demo and experience the unbeatable power of the drive.web technology.
Take a look at our products By anyone's standards, our thoughts on compact packaging, ease of use and versatility are setting the pace. Add to that our ability to ship from stock and our worldwide sales and service and we aim to be tough to beat.
Drives and process control systems are a very important part of creating better quality and value in the goods for our society, but they must be designed, installed and used with great care to ensure everyone's safety. Remember that the equipment you will be using incorporates ...
High voltage electrical devices, powerful rotating machinery and heavy components
... involving ...
Hazardous materials, expensive plant and interactive processes.
Always use qualified personnel to design, construct, operate and maintain your systems and keep safety as your primary concern. Thorough personnel training is an important aid to safety and productivity. Safety awareness not only reduces the risk of accidents and injuries in your plant, but has a direct impact on improving product quality and costs.
If you have any doubts about the safety of your system or process, consult an expert before proceeding with the project.
Product quality is profoundly important to us. We believe that quality has a direct and immediate impact on product safety, reliability, life, cost and customer satisfaction.
We pay particular attention to quality with strictly controlled detailed specifications, design for automated assembly and test, innovative features that simplify installation and use, and the requirements of International Standards.
Automated manufacturing and testing are used extensively to maintain the highest levels of construction quality and material control.
International Quality Standards
Our PCB manufacturing meets or exceeds the demanding requirements of ISO 9002, EN 29002, BS 5750 part 2.
For specialized tasks, such as custom engineered systems, we have developed additional, dedicated procedures to ensure uncompromised quality.
We continuously monitor operational information to refine our product quality and performance, and we always welcome any feedback from customers that will help us go one step further.
The "Ozone Friendly" label on our product cartons identifies our commitment to the use of responsible manufacturing technologies.
The specifications of products may occasionally be amended, so please check with us when ordering to ensure that such changes will not affect your requirements.