Archive for October 2009

Reason #92 to Work at Innovative: Halloween

October 30, 2009

iacorphallo1What’s more strange: The sun shining or seeing a friendly gathering of a wizard, a zombie and a Mac Daddy money pimp (or is that a used car salesman)?

The strange thing is that any one of them would gladly help you with your plant’s automation needs, including providing expert pricing and advice on SMC pneumatics, Yaskawa VFD and Yaskawa motion products, OMRON and OMRON STI products, Wittenstein and Parker products, Lumberg, KB, you name it. Call Innovative Automation today at 877.906.2100 and ask for The Wizard.

Omron PLC Seminar Coming to DFW

October 27, 2009

Come join the fun on Nov. 17. Innovative Automation will host Omron PLC specialists at its Carrollton location for a PLC seminar. You’ll leave with $200 in hard goods you can use at your plant. Call 877.906.2100 to register using a PO or a credit card.

Yaskawa Drives IN STOCK — Ready for DFW Delivery TODAY

October 15, 2009

We carry Yaksawa v1000 drives IN STOCK, as well as other Yaskawa drives up to 150 HP — could be delivered this afternoon. Call 877.906.2100

Oktoberfest Party Decoration Sneak Peek

October 14, 2009

Innovative’s customer appreciation event is Tuesday, Oct. 20. If you didn’t get an invite, let me know at Here’s a sneak peak at one of the wall decorations. Also on Tuesday, we will host the German Egg Toss Championship as well as unveil a German Margarita Machine.

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Cup Winners for September — Teenage Mutant Ninja Legendary

October 12, 2009

Yes, that is their team name, and yes, that would be (l to r) Gene Gray, Michael Muller, Chris Color, Jeff Rodgers, Adam Ring, Ken Skillet and (kneeling) Brad Swift.

Each month, Innovative employees are divided into teams and they compete to win points – points which can only be won by performing acts of service to our customers.

Congratulations to the September 2009 LCS champs, and winners of the Innovative LCS Cup.

LCS team photo Sept 2009

Che Guevara Uncropped Photo

October 9, 2009

Much like the famous Ty Cobb “sliding” glass negative photo, you rarely see the uncropped full image of this famous photo of Che Guevara taken in 1960 by Alberto “Korda” Gutierrez, nor do you hear much about how the photo was taken.Why this rabbit trail? Guevara was executed on this day in 1967.


State Fair Fountains Roar Each Night at 8 p.m.

October 9, 2009

The State Fair of Texas is in full gear, and the new fountain show is in full effect every night at 8 p.m. Greenscape was the designer of the fountain show, with Innovative Automation‘s UL508A panel shop working with Greenscape in the background, manufacturing the control panels that drive the fountain show. Pretty awesome. The show takes place between the two auto show buildings, just north of the Hall of State building.