Bardac Drives Products

Winder and Web Tension Control


drive.web automation and apps

Our drive.web distributed control technology provides cost effective and intuitive solutions to the complex control issues of winders and web tension control systems. drive.web smarty programmable controllers use the drive.web distributed control technology to bring easy, cost effective intelligence to high performance drive systems.

drive.web technology enables you to either adapt our tried and tested generic control packages to your equipment or gives you the standard function blocks and graphical signal flow diagram design tools for you to develop you own optimized solutions.

One of the best ways to get a feel for the features and functionality of these products is through the drive.web savvy intelligent design tools for drives and systems. You can download savvy free from the driveweb.com web site. Click on "get savvy" and download the version you need for your computer system. If you have MS Windows you will need to have the Java Runtime Environment installed - there is a link to this if you need it.

The savvy "Help" menu has some useful "getting started" information, but don't hesitate to call us at +1-410-604-3400 and we will be pleased to give you a guided tour of our drives and the innovative drive.web environment.

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smarty specials are very easy to interface to most line and winder drives, operator stations and PLCs over Ethernet, RS485 serial communications or via analog and logic wired connections. These generic configurations can easily be edited by the intuitive drive.web savvy graphical tools to suit the particular application. The clear signal flow diagrams are stored in the controllers for reliable access in the field.

Our packages include:

smarty winder 1

smarty winder 1

smarty OPTION-1101 Open Loop, Constant Tension Center Winder

Designed for basic open loop winders and unwinders with typical diameter, speed and tension ranges up to 10:1. smarty winder 1 can be used with analog, digital and drive.web compliant AC and DC drives.

Control Functions:


smarty winder 2

smarty winder 2

smarty OPTION-1102 Closed Loop, Dancer Controlled Center Winder


Designed for high performance closed loop, dancer controlled winders and unwinders. smarty winder 2 can be used with analog, digital and drive.web compliant AC and DC drives.

Control Functions:


smarty winder 3

smarty winder 3

smarty OPTION-1103 Closed Loop, Loadcell Controlled Center Winder

Designed for high performance closed loop, loadcell controlled winders and unwinders. smarty winder 3 can be used with analog, digital and drive.web compliant AC and DC drives.

Control Functions: