Archive for September 2012

EX600, EX510, EX500 serial interface valves accessories from SMC

September 28, 2012

SMC offers a wide range of serial interface units which include EX600, EX510 and EX500, used for various valves applications. These and the complete line of SMC products are available 24/7 from Innovative-IDM.

With a full set of programmable and diagnostics parameters, the EX600 serial interface is highly flexible with options to choose from, including analog input, digital input and digital output unit. The EX600 communication module can be attached with up to nine remote D-sub manifolds using D-sub output blocks. EX600 serial interface is compatible with series: VQC1000/2000/4000, SV1000/2000/3000 and S0700 valves as well as with the new SY series valves.

On the other hand, the conventional EX510 series enables the connection of more sensors and valves. This serial interface allows saving of wires as it only requires a mere power supply cable to the GW unit.

SMC Pneumatic Electric Acuator Training Video

September 27, 2012

Here’s another training video from SMC pneumatics, that biggest and baddest pneumatics parts manufacturer in the world. Innovative-IDM is hosting two SMC training classes today and tomorrow in suburban Austin, Texas.

In this video, the MAP-206 completes the MAP-200 family of manipulators. This Training Equipment incorporates a manipulator with electrical actuators. This is an efficient way of becoming familiar with the electric actuators. MAP-206 has three electric axes, two of which are servo-controlled and it offers HMI control with four main operating modes.

You Want to Be Our Customer….You Really Do

September 26, 2012

Here’s yet another example of why our customer experience is LEGENDARY. Our account rep Mike Davila received the following email last week.

From: Janet XXXX
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 12:34 PM
To: Mike Davila
Subject: Praise for Cyrus

Hi Mike,

I just wanted to share with you some great customer service by Cyrus Jahani.

I had called innovative earlier today looking for an SMC part, however, Cyrus was not available.  I do not remember who I spoke with, but they had told me the part I was looking for was not in stock.  The part was a custom order part and would be a 2-4 week lead time.

This was not good news, since my lab was in need of this part ASAP.  I got the permission to proceed with order so I called Innovative back.  This time I insisted on waiting for Cyrus – Good thing I did.

Cyrus was able to find the cylinder and the switch separately in stock elsewhere and told me the lab could have the parts by Friday.  This was great news!  Cyrus had to know the SMC parts well in order to do this.  So I called our field tech back to let him know the good news.  Both our tech and lab are very happy.

Great customer service by Cyrus!


Janet XXX

[company info redacted]


Innovative-IDM Wins Inc 500/5000 for Fifth Time

September 25, 2012

It’s official and in print. Innovative-IDM has made the top 5000 fastest growing private companies for FIVE OF THE LAST SIX YEARS. Being a five-time winner puts us in a special class.

Also, we have been selected as a winner of the 2012 Dallas 100 Entrepeneur Award. This award is presented by the Caruth Institute for Entreprenuership at SMU. That ranking won’t be publicly announced until a reception at the Morten Myerson Syphony Center in November.

Also, we have been named as a winner of the Flyover 50, which recognizes the fastest growing companies in the middle of the country.

Buz has his own blog. Follow it today.

September 24, 2012

Come check it out. He’s out of control.

How to Choose the Correct NEMA Enclosure for Your Application

September 21, 2012

Ever wonder how to choose the correct NEMA enclosure? Understand the importance — or irrelevance, in some cases — of drip edges, stainless steel, mounting feet, air conditioners and more. Don’t waste money but don’t be cheap. There’s more to NEMA than meets the eye, as you’ll find out here.

SMC Pneumatics Technical Information and Specs

September 20, 2012

We have a TON of technical information concerning SMC pneumatics parts and applications, including:

  • Actuators
  • Valves and Manifolds
  • Airline Equipment
  • Connectors
  • Vacuum Products
  • Instrumentation
  • Accessories
  • Specialty Equipment
  • Anti-Static Equipment

Yaskawa Remodels Training Facility

September 19, 2012

Yaskawa runs outstanding customer training classes both in the field and now at their newly remodeled customer training facility in Waukegan, Ill. Our annual VFD training is a customer favorite, as is instructor tag team Steve and Carol Whittaker. Back at HQ, the dual 52-inch televisions are cool, but we’d really like to see Yaskawa invest in a more robust camera.

Buzz Welcomes Carrie Castellanos to Innovative-IDM

September 19, 2012

Join Buzz in welcoming Carrie Castellanos to Innovative-IDM!  Carrie joins Innovative-IDM after more than three years with Archipelago Learning in Dallas and almost two years with UMTH General Services in Grapevine, Texas.  She grew up in Idaho Falls, Idaho and earned her bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Idaho.  Carrie also has Professional in Human Resources certification.  Her hobbies include running half and full marathons, Latin dancing and watching movies.

Buzz Welcomes Carrie Castellanos to Innovative-IDM

Automatic Energy Savings with VFDs Saves Motor Life, Too

September 18, 2012

In most pump applications, motors do not need to run at full throttle to get the job done. Yaskawa’s Michelle Bartlelson reminds us on the Linkedin Drives board that, on average, these motors can meet demand by running at just 70 percent of shaft speed. The additional system capabilities, she writes are usually reserved to accommodate future expansions or infrequent increased load demands. And that’s where a VFD can help. Various controllers can be used to run a motor at reduced speed.

A VFD can be used to operate a pump motor at any speed, and operating a pump motor below base speed to meet the requested demand can show significant energy savings. There is a whole article about it in Modern Pumping Today magazine.