Archive for October 2012

Buzz Welcomes Michael Bowles to Innovative-IDM

October 30, 2012

Join Buzz in welcoming Michael Bowles to Innovative-IDM!  Michael joins Innovative-IDM after one year with Southeastern Freight Lines in Houston and three years with Electronic Technical Services Corp. in Humble, Texas. He lived in Los Angeles, Calif. for 24 years before moving to Houston, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Houston-Downtown. Michael’s hobbies and interests include God, family, golf, scuba diving, deep sea fishing, snow skiing, football and baseball.

Buzz Sez welcome to Michael Bowles

Freeze! October Facial Hair Challenge

October 26, 2012

Week 4: “Copstache”

Congratulations to David, winner for Week 3 of the October Facial Hair Challenge!

The style for Week 4 is the standard mustache, or the “Copstache.”  If you ever watched Magnum P.I., this look will take you back.  Check out the impressive line-up of participants this week!

October Facial Hair Challenge Week4

Be Cool. Be Our Customer. Others Love It.

October 26, 2012

Katy Shield can get you set up as an account in about as fast as you need it. See below note from a customer that was sent to an Innovative-IDM account rep:

From: Sandi XXX
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2012 3:14 PM

Thanks for the visit. We enjoyed it

Katy Shields was the gal that opened our account so quickly..I am very impressed with her.

Have a great day

Regards, Sandi XXXX

Accounting Clerk

You really should be our customer. It’s for your own good!

New CP1L-E Micro PLC with Integrated Ethernet and Analog

October 24, 2012

Omron Automation & Safety announces the official Pan-American release of the CP1L-E Micro PLC.  These new models in Omron’s well known CP1 Series lineup provide ultimate value in the highly costconscious OEM market. Each CPU features built-in networking, analog inputs, positioning, and option expansion within the same compact product footprint.

For more information or to order the new Omron CP1L-E Micro PLC,  contact Innovative-IDM at 877.906.2100 or email us at CP1L-E Micro PLC

High Resolution Smart Sensor FQ2 Extends Functionality

October 23, 2012

Omron Automation and Safety expands the FQ Smart Vision Sensor series with a faster processor (600 MHz) and built-in EtherNet/IP that provide an easy-to integrate inspection tool for picking, alignment or quality inspections.

Omron FQ2 Smart Sensor
What’s New

  • S3 High Resolution Models Extend Functionality to easily perform inspection and positioning
    • 9 inspection items to choose from
    • Adjustable shutter speed
    • Partial input (Horizontal and vertical)
    • Up to 32 simultaneous measurements
  • Diverse Line-up that fits a wide range of applications
    • “C” Mount type available
    • Color and Monochrome cameras
    • High Resolution of 0.88 Mpix and 1.3 Mpix
    • Expandable I/O up to 11 inputs and 24 outputs
    • EtherNet/IP, FINS, PLC Link or RS-232C Communications
  • Ratings
    • IP67


Be Our Customer. You Love the Experience

October 23, 2012

We get notes from customers all of the time. Sometimes, like below, the simplest ones have the most meaning.

You guys are good people, and have fair to great prices for us. I appreciate honestly and I feel I receive that from you guys. In the business world is seems that is lost, so when I do run into that I will remember it.


Jason  XXXXX

Category Manager, Strategic Sourcing

Want to be one of our customers? Sure you do. After all, Innovative-IDM is Home of the Legendary Customer Experience

Want to Be Our Field Service Customer? Sure…..Sure you do.

October 19, 2012

Here’s an email a field service customer sent to Innovative-IDM president Gene Gray.

From: Van XXXXX
Sent: Monday, October, 2012 3:55 PM
To: Gene Gray
Subject: John Kinzer

Good afternoon Gene, just wanted to drop you an email and let you know that Mr. John Kinzer was on one of my job sites today and was of great assistance, very knowledgeable of what we were working on.

Thanks Again, Van XXXX

Pres., Electrical Field Services.

Breaker Breaker: October Facial Hair Challenge!

October 19, 2012

Week Three:  Trucker ‘Stache

Congratulations to Cyrus – winner of “Best Beard” for Week Two of the October Facial Hair Challenge!  Ty gets an honorable mention for coming in second.

The competition went full throttle for Week Three with the Trucker ‘Stache, or the “Fu Manchu.”  It’s going to be a tough choice this week, folks.  These contenders are in it to win it!

October Facial Hair Challenge Week 3

Buzz Welcomes Lance Cobb to Innovative-IDM

October 19, 2012

Join Buzz in welcoming Lance Cobb to Innovative-IDM!  Lance joins Innovative-IDM after one year with Read & Succeed and three years with Orkin, both in New Orleans.  He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Southeastern Louisiana University and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Argosy University at Sarasota.  Lance grew up in Morganza, La.  In his spare time, Lance enjoys playing music, golf, flag football and basketball.

Buzz welcomes Lance Cobb to Innovative-IDM

Parker ACR9000 Featured on The Travel Channel

October 17, 2012

Parker products will be featured on an episode of The Travel Channel‘s “Making Monsters”. The Parker ACR9000 will be at the heart of the story. Check it out on Sunday. Innovative-IDM can help you with your next haunted house or any other industrial application with Parker products.