Archive for November 2012

SMC Compact Cylinder CQ2-Z

November 21, 2012

The world’s bestselling actuator is the NEW standard in North America!

  • Works with 2 color indication position sensors for welding or wet environments
  • Position sensors will not protrude outside the profile for ultimate space savings
  • Extremely light weight and durable
  • Many available strokes for great design flexibility
  • Space saving position sensors can be mounted on all 4 sides
  • 42 standard options to meet any application need
  • Easily the Best Choice for unbeatable value

SMC Compact Cylinder CQ2-Z

Energy Can Neither Be Created or Destroyed

November 20, 2012

And then there were four…four women who I dearly love: my three amazing sisters, Nikki, Billie and Jacque and my best friend, the love of my life, Tammy. (Did you know my Mom attended Innovative’s first Fire Walk in 2008? Here’s her pic)

If energy can neither be created nor destroyed then there’s a bright spot out there somewhere tonight. You see, my mother passed away today. To say I’ll miss her is an understatement.

To live the life she lived, to overcome the challenges she faced took tremendous energy. Energy disguised as determination, drive, spirit and heart. Living the life she was dealt while raising my wonderful sisters gives an example to anyone who feels life is hard, too tough, too much…to never give up, never quit. I mean did you know my sisters and me as kids! Good lord she was a hell of a woman!

Did you know she was told to abort me as a fetus because the risk to her own live was too high…she had uterine cancer at the time. Glad she made that call. J

She cared for all, took in many and raised some really compassionate, caring and productive children. She was the whole package, the full meal deal….biggie sized!

She’s in a better place with the love of her life, my Dad, watching over us tonight. And knowing her she doesn’t want us to fret too much. Sure she wants to know she’s missed, but she wants us all to embrace our future, our lives tomorrow, our lives together.

So Mom, here’s to living forward, letting the past be behind us and our best in front of us.

Can’t help but think about that energy…it came from somewhere and has gone somewhere else. So from the Venus Turner clan I’ll say for all of us….Thanks….and you’re welcome.

Praise God!


WAGO Warehouse Conversion Schedule

November 20, 2012

WAGO Warehouse Conversion Schedule

If you need to place an order for WAGO parts before the New Year, please plan ahead!  The last day to place 2012 WAGO orders is December 7!  From Dec. 22 to Jan. 6, WAGO will complete a major warehouse conversion and expansion project that will bring increased product availablity, faster turnaround and greater service.  WAGO will not be shipping during the warehouse conversion – shipments will resume Jan. 7, 2013.


Omron Holiday Hours and Shipping Schedule

November 14, 2012

If you need to call us to order OMRON parts in the coming weeks, please plan accordingly. A good rule of thumb is to allow an extra two days for delivery prior to Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years.

Here are the dates OMRON will NOT be shipping orders:

Thursday, November 22, 2012
Friday, November 23, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012
Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Monday, December 31, 2012
Tuesday, January 1, 2013

If you need further information or need help planning for a project or order, call us at 877.906.2100 or email  We’ll make sure you get your OMRON parts when you need them.

Parker Interact Xpress HMI Allows for Remote Support

November 12, 2012

Parker’s Interact Xpress offers Unique distributed HMI capabilities that are ideally suited to applications that require Multiple stations, remote monitoring, viewing or control and even remote editing and updating of your HMI application. This site allows you to try this remote capability directly in your Internet Browser. Innovative-IDM‘s applications engineers can show you how Parker Interact Xpress can bring your facility into more efficient and modern operations.

Sayonara October Facial Hair Challenge

November 2, 2012

Congratulations to Mark, voted most “arresting” mustache for Week 4 of the October Facial Hair Challenge!

The guys are stylin’ clean shaven faces this week, which brings us to the end of our challenge for 2012.  We threw in a little twist this week – the ladies of Innovative-IDM paid tribute to the October Facial Hair Challenge with “Menswear and Mustaches Friday”.  Be sure to vote for your favorite guy and girl this week!

October Facial Hair Challenge Week 5October Facial Hair Challenge Ladies

Buzz Welcomes Will Richey to Innovative-IDM

November 1, 2012

Join Buzz in welcoming Will Richey to Innovative-IDM!  Will joins Innovative-IDM after two years as an Independent Sales Rep selling videoscopes and borescopes in Texas. He grew up in Hamilton, Texas, and earned his bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology from Texas A&M University.

Buzz Sez welcome to Will Richey

Field Service Again Saves Customer from Pain, Headaches, Heartache and Worse

November 1, 2012

It’s easy to complain about bad service….you’ve probably done it recently. But it takes a WOW to motivate a customer to write an email like the one below sent to our sales rep, Danial Sheldon, from a Houston area client. Big time kudos from a customer for Jon Dutton, Innovative-IDM field service technician.

From: “Michael”
To: “Daniel Sheldon” <>
Subject: Service Call
Date: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 1:42 pm


Just wanted to drop a note to thank you for your help with the Bar Loader VFD install. Your service tech Johnathon was was very knowledgeable and professional. It has been difficult in the past to bring in service techs and have them be able to jump in and steer us in the right path. We were in a severe line down situation with multiple lines down at once. Johnathon saved the month for us. I plan on installing the same systems on the 8 Bar Loaders we have left to retro fit. If you can send him out again for the next install I would appreciate it. Again, great job. Your team has saved the day and deserve our thanks. Please pass on to the appropriate people. This has been in planning for me for 6 years. I was told that it could not be done. Thanks to you guys, I got my cake and get to eat it too. Does not happen often, so again, Thanks for all your help with this project.



Maintenance Manager