Archive for November 2009

Freedom from Want — Give Thanks Today

November 26, 2009


November 25, 2009
Quickly and Easily Guard Multiple Irregularly Shaped Hazardous Areas
The OS3101 OptoShield from Omron STI is the most intuitive, easy to use, advanced laser scanner available today.


The OS3101 uses harmless laser light to sense an intrusion into a guarded area, and can be configured to guard multiple irregularly shaped hazardous areas making it an excellent choice for safeguarding work cells, transfer lines, robot stations and automated guided vehicles. And with its patented intrusion indicators, the OS3101 OptoShield is uniquely capable among laser scanners of providing instant visual feedback that allows personnel to quickly identify the intrusion and immediately clear it.

Programmers love it for the intuitive configuration software. Operators love it for its efficiency. You’ll love it for its non-intrusive versatility in safeguarding dangerous areas and access points.

Visit the product page to learn more, sign up for a demonstration, or to download demo software that delivers a virtual hands-on experience!

OMRON STI Holiday Schedule

November 24, 2009

We got this from OMRON STI today concerning the safety products manufacturer’s holiday schedule:

Omron STI Holiday Announcement

To help you plan for your Omron STI product and support needs, here is our work schedule from Thanksgiving through January 4, 2010.
Omron STI will be CLOSED on the following days:
November 26, 2009 – Thanksgiving
November 27, 2009 – Day after Thanksgiving
December 24, 2009 – Christmas Eve
December 25, 2009 – Christmas Day
January 1, 2010 – New Year’s Day
Additionally, during the last week of December, Omron STI will be providing services and shipments on a limited schedule. Check with us at Innovative Automation for details.
Omron STI will return to full operation on January 4, 2010.

New Addition to Innovative Family

November 23, 2009

Congratulations Todd and Jennifer Mueller on the birth of their first child. Todd is Innovative Automation‘s Customer Service and Operations manager.

Baby Girl Mueller was born at 1:53 p.m. November 19, 2009, at Baylor Medical Center – Grapevine, Texas.

Weight: 6 lb, 4oz

‘I’m Just a Patsy!’

November 22, 2009

Breakfast in Mexico

November 20, 2009

Innovative’s Stephen Weatherley and Frank Flores are in Mexico serving customers today. They stopped off for a roadside breakfast and submitted these photos. If you’re in the Rio Grande Valley and need automation or motion control products, Innovative Automation is a phone call away — 877.906.2100.

Yaskawa Now Tweeting

November 20, 2009

Got this from our buddy Neil at Yaskawa a few weeks ago. Check it out.

Yaskawa is on Twitter!

We are excited to launch “Yaskawa” on Twitter and would like to invite you to follow us at

Twitter is a simple but surprisingly effective and addictive way of communicating. You are restricted to 140 characters per message but thanks to web technology those notes can be easily written and uploaded and then shared and downloaded, making it very effective at spreading small snippets of information quickly. We will be providing quick updates on work Yaskawa is doing – highlighting an official announcement, announcing new products, or pointing out something of particular relevance – like a recent video on VFDs and energy efficiency or advantages of Sigma-5 servos.

So if you have heard about Twitter and wondered what on earth people are talking about, come join the Yaskawa Twitter feed and try it out.

Neil Koepke
Manager, Marketing Communications
Phone: 414-856-2420
Fax:  847-887-7310
Cellular: 414-975-2936