Archive for February 2013

SMC ITV Electric Vacuum Regulator

February 28, 2013

SMC’s ITV regulators enable stepless control of air pressure proportional to an electrical input signal.  This means remote control without turning a knob!  Each ITV also includes a built in pressure sensor and output signal, offering remote confirmation of operation.

SMC, ITV Electronic Vacuum regulator

If you would like more information or would like to order your SMC ITV regulator contact Innovative-IDM at 877-906-2100 or send us an email at info@iidm.com.

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SMC Pneumatics training coming to DFW in March

February 27, 2013

DFW pneumatics training; Basic and Electro-Pneumatic Classes to choose from. March 20-21, 2013.

We offer two classes:
* Basic Pneumatic Circuits – Wednesday, March 20
* Electro-Pneumatics – Thursday, March 21

Each class is $199 or you can enroll in BOTH for a special price of $299. Both classes are taught by SMC training specialist Raul Gonzalez, who leads pneumatic training classes all over the country.  All learning materials are provided — plus a catered hearty LUNCH.

To register for either BASIC PNEUMATIC CIRCUITS or ELECTRO-PNEUMATICS class, give us a call at 214.574.9500 or email us at marketing@iidm.com.

SMC Pneumatics training DFW March 2013

Another LEGENDARY Customer Experience

February 26, 2013

We get so many written accolades, sometimes it’s tough to keep up. This one is pretty good, and it was addressed to our president.

From: Shane  <shane@XXXXXX.com>
Date: February 26, 2013, 9:14:09 AM EST
To: Gene Gray <Gene.gray@iidm.com>
Subject: Thank You

Gentlemen,

May I first say, the reason for the delay in this letter is I am the eternal pessimist, and I had to see the machine run without failures for a while before writing a letter of kudos. Us, in conjunction with Innovative IDM, just completed a servo upgrade from a competitors servo, and all I can say is WOW. After two consecutive failures on the competitors servo motors, we decided it was time to investigate another supplier, and due to Elliot’s persistent sales presence (nagging), we elected to try Yaskawa.

When the motor arrived, half the size of the competition, we all chuckled and wondered if someone had lost their mind. The installation was a little bumpy but not as bad as expected. Brian Miller showed up with Adam and the fun began. We suffered mechanical failure during commissioning, that was pretty impressive to say the least. (Brian, I hope the counseling for the PTSD is going well). At this point, Brian and Adam were completely honest in their assessment of what happened and did not try to hide that a mistake had occurred. This is THE exception to the rule from what we have experienced in the past and was very refreshing to know it still exists.

The next hiccup was a burnt up brake that happened at 5:30 on a Friday. I called Elliot and told him to get a motor out here because the brake was not holding. Elliot called me back within the hour and asked if someone could receive the motor by noon on Saturday. This was a pleasant surprise due to the competitors response on both failures was a month lead time.

The bugs were worked out methodically, and the line was put into production. This line is now our go to line when we need long runs of good product. All I can say is good job guys, we are not easy to impress, but you guys did the job. Keep up the good work!

Sincerely,

Shane, Electrical Supervisor

Parker releases full line of OSPE Electromechanical Actuator series

February 15, 2013

Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division, a leading supplier of motion control technology, is pleased to announce the North American release of its OSPE electric actuator series. The OSPE series is the newest family of electric motor-driven actuator systems from Parker.

Developed for reliability in industrial light- to medium-load applications, the OSPE belt- and screw-driven actuators offer different drive trains to solve varying demands regarding speed, thrust force, length and precision.

For more information or to order your electromechanical actuator contact Innovative-IDM.

Parker releases full production of all OSPE Electromechanical Actuators built in the USA

February 15, 2013

Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division, a leading supplier of motion control technology, is pleased to announce the North American release of its OSPE electric actuator series. The OSPE series is the newest family of electric motor-driven actuator systems from Parker.
Developed for reliability in industrial light- to medium-load applications, the OSPE belt- and screw-driven actuators offer different drive trains to solve varying demands regarding speed, thrust force, length and precision.

For more information or to order your Parker Electromechanical Actuator contact Innovative-IDM.

Buzz Welcomes Josh McIver to Innovative-IDM

February 13, 2013

Join Buzz in welcoming Josh McIver to Innovative-IDM!  Josh joins Innovative-IDM after seven years with International Truck and Engine and three years with Plastipak Packaging, both in Garland, Texas. He grew up in Midland, Abilene, and Houston, Texas and has earned a bachelor’s degree in Technical Management from Devry University as well as an associate’s degree in Automation and Robotics from Texas State Technical College. In his spare time, Josh enjoys hunting, fishing, scuba diving and various activities with his family.

Buzz Welcomes Josh McIver to Innovative-IDM

AC Drive Blows Fire Balls Out Back

February 13, 2013

Our repair depot in Houston has done repair work on nearly 10,000 different part numbers over the years, including many AC motor controllers. Sometimes, our customers try to do the maintenance themselves, with sometimes disastrous results. However, when you get notes like this from customers, you only can smile and be glad to help out. It reads, “Our cleaning help said it blew fire balls out the back when he sprayed it with cleaner.”