Archive for February 2012

SMC Customer’s Reliability & Profits Improve

February 29, 2012

With Series IR Precision Regulators and Series AK Regulators

Application:  An OEM was experiencing inconsistent quality, yield and reliability in their production process.  The cause was a manual adjustment of the emission of gases within their process.  This manual adjustment resulted in inconsistent results.  If the customer could automate this manual part of the process, they could solve their problem.

Outcome:  SMC Los Angeles sales engineers designed a system to deliver the gases through calibrated, fixed orifices at a constant regulated pressure.  This ensures the exact same gas flow and a perfect, consistent process for the OEM.  The constant gas pressure was accomplished using pneumatically actuated regulators: Series AK 10PA, remotely piloted by a Series IR Precision Regulator.  SMC sales engineers added an extra safety feature of purging the gas lines of flammable gas when the process is not in use.  Further, SMC valves were used to provide a nitrogen purge which prevents accidental ignition.

The OEM yield, reliability and profits have improved since the new systems incorporating these SMC products were installed and brought on line.

Series IR, Precision Regulators (IR2020-No2) – to send consistent air pressure to the Series AK
Series AK Regulators (AK10PAS 2P 44 HF) – to allow regulated flammable gases through to the Series VXA valves
Series VXA, VX300 Valves (VX313V-00-GR1, VXA2240M-03N-1) – to release the gases through to the fixed orifices

CQM1/CQM1H Programmable Controllers will be Discontinued March 2012; Use CJ2M Series Instead

February 29, 2012

Omron Industrial Automation will discontinue the CQM1H series of programmable controllers March 2012 to standardize on the scalable platform supporting CJ2, CP1 and CS1 series.

Caution on Recommended Replacement
CQM1/H series CPU units, dedicated I/O units and I/O units will be discontinued.  Replacement of PLCs with CJ2 or CS1 systems will require a significant amount of design change (PLC Programming, unit setting, wiring and so on).  Repair and maintenance service will be provided for seven years after product discontinuation.  Innovative-IDM makes industrial electronic repairs easy!  Check out our Repair Price Lookup tool at

Yaskawa VFD Training HOUSTON March 14 or 15

February 28, 2012
Coming to Houston! Yaskawa’s famous Road Show for Drives Training. Stephen Whittaker of Yaskawa is your trainer.

A1000 Drive Training
Houston VFD Training

March 14 or 15, 2012

8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Innovative-IDM Houston office
$199 per class (lunch provided)
This will be hands-on programming training on the A1000 drive. All drives, motors, equipment is provided, as is lunch. If you’ve been planning to send one of your employees (or yourself) to the Houston YASKAWA VFD Training, please act now.

Reserve your seat for a full day of A1000 training from the nation’s busiest VFD trainer, Stephen Whittaker of Yaskawa Electric USA.

Click here for more information.  To reserve your seat call us at 877.906.2100 or send us an email at

CJ1G/CJ1H CPU Units will be discontinued March 31, 2012; Replace with CJ2M/CJ2H CPU Units

February 28, 2012

The CJ1G/H CPU units will be discontinued at the end of March 2012.  Replacing them with CJ2M/CJ2H CPU units requires minor changes to the system design such as PLC programming, unit setting, and wiring.  Please refer to P068-E1-01 Replacement Guide for more details regarding converting CJ1G to CJ2M controllers.

Repair and maintenance service will be provided for seven years after product discontinuation.  Do you have repairs? Contact Innovative-IDM today at 800.237.3278 or!

Yaskawa Motion Presents iPads to Contest Winners

February 28, 2012

Yaskawa America, Inc would like to congratulate Brandt King and Daniel Sheldon on winning new iPad 2s last week.  Yaskawa and Innovative – IDM have been working together to promote Yaskawa’s new MP2600 single axis motion controller, integrated into the Sigma-5 servo drive.  This promotion started September 15th, 2011 and ended February 15th, 2012.  During this time, Yaskawa and Innovative account executives have been travelling together and presenting the MP2600 single axis demonstration system to new accounts.  Brandt King as the sales manager for the southern territory earned his iPad by helping to drive his account executives to the highest number of sales calls.  Daniel Sheldon earned his iPad by completing his minimum number of sales calls with Yaskawa representatives and booking almost $10K in sales.  This includes a new OEM with $25K of potential sales this year.

Yaskawa Motion Contest Winners

E5ZN(G) Temperature Controllers Discontinued; Replace with EJ1G Models

February 27, 2012

The E5ZN(G) in-panel modular temperature controllers were discontinued due to lack of available parts at the end of April 2011.  The recommended replacement is EJ1G modular temperature controller.  There are significant differences between the models, so an amount of design change is required to Communications, Programming, unit setting and other key performance parameters.  Repair and maintenance service will be provided for seven years after product discontinuation.  Check out our Repair Price Lookup tool!  Go to to get started on your repairs today!

CQM1/H Series Programming Console and CQM1H-ABB21 Inner are Discontinued Immediately

February 27, 2012

Effective April 2011, Omron Industrial Automation discontinued these selected parts for CQM1 programmable controllers due to lack of available parts. Repair and maintenance service will be provided for seven years after product discontinuation.

Programming Console
Discontinued Model Recommended Model
CQM1-PRO01-E C200H-PRO27-E
Note:  Programming Console cannot be used for CJ2 CPU units
Inner Board
Discontinued Model Recommended Model
CQM1H-ABB21  –

Industrial Electronic Repairs are made easy with Innovative-IDM!  Call us at 800.237.3278 or go to and check out our Repair Price Lookup tool!

Industrial Electronics Repairs Made Easy

February 17, 2012

We have an industrial electronics repair facility that can repair AC Drives, DC drives, touchscreens….you name it, all the way down to the circuit board level. There are some cool Before and After pics that really show what our technicians can do. Try us for industrial electronic repairs. There is no evaluation fee, so there’s no risk in sending the part in for inspection. Call 877.906.2100 and we’ll get you going, or you can fill out an online submission form.


Hands-on Sensors Training in Tulsa March 8

February 15, 2012

We have another great career-enhancing class coming to Tulsa MARCH 8!  This time, it’s industrial sensor training taught by Omron’s Sensor Training Expert.

Tulsa Hands-on Sensors Training Seminar
Date:  Thursday, March 8, 2012
Time:  8:30am – 1pm (lunch provided)
Where:  Hampton Inn & Suites Woodland Hills – 71st & Memorial

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For $89, you’ll learn about photoelectric sensors, through beam, diffused, fiber-optic sensors and more.  You will even learn about communication network capabilities of fiber-optic sensors.  HANDS ON learning for the applications in your facility.

Seating is limited!  To sign up call us at 877-906-2100 or email us at

Yaskawa VFD Training Baton Rouge February 27

February 13, 2012

Yaskawa’s famous Road Show for Drives Training is coming to Baton Rouge on February 27!

A1000 Drive Training
February 27, 2012
8:30am to 4pm
Springhill Suites – Airport North
$249 (includes catered lunch)

Click here for more information.

Reserve your seat today for a full day of A1000 training from the nation’s busiest VFD trainer, Stephen Whittaker of Yaskawa Electric USA.  Seating is limited!  Call us at 877-906-2100 or email us at to reserve a seat today!