Archive for March 2013

Parker MX80L Miniature Stage Series

March 29, 2013

Parker”s MX80L Miniature Stage, the smallest linear servo-motor driven positioner in the industry, is redefining high throughput automation in the world of miniature positioners. The MX80 is a high performance linear servo motor stage designed to meet today”s 24/7 production demands requiring rapid-fire positioning of light loads within a small work envelope.

Parker, MX80L Miniature Stage Series

For more information or to order your Parker MX80L Miniature Stage Series Linear Servo Motor contact Innovative-IDM at 877-906-2100 or send us an email at

Parker ET Series – Electric Cylinders

March 29, 2013

ET Series - Electric Cylinders
The Parker ET Series electric cylinders combine an unparalleled design with a variety of options that make it easy to integrate into both new and existing applications. Produced to hard metric ISO standards, the ET Series can mount into existing fluidpower cylinder applications, adding infinite programmability to the durability and long life expected of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders. Combined with a Parker Hannifin motor and control system, the ET Series arrives at the customer”s dock complete and ready to mount.

To check out more Parker products click here. Let Innovative-IDM help you with getting all your Parker products. You can contact us by phone at 877-906-2100 or email us at

ProServe – Adding Terminals

March 28, 2013

Watch this video on adding terminals.

Click here to see more WAGO information, and let Innovative-IDM help you get all your WAGO parts. Give us a call at 877-906-2100 or send an email to

SMC Series ZB Compact Vacuum Unit

March 27, 2013

SMC Series ZB Compact Vacuum Unit

The ZB Series Compact Vacuum Unit is an All-In-One solution to your vacuum needs. The unit includes a vacuum ejector, supply valve, release valve, vacuum break flow adjustment needle, suction filter and silencer in a single unit. The ZB is an energy saving design with reduced air consumption and reaches vacuum pressure set point quicker than previous models. The ZB can be used as a single unit or mounted to a manifold of up to 12 stations.

  • Very quick 5ms valve response time
  • Vacuum response time of 28ms
  • Energy savings with a 17% reduction in air consumption over previous models
  • Compact and lightweight with a single unit weight of 46g
  • Easy maintenance of filter element and silencer
  • Fine vacuum break adjustment

Innovative-IDM is your pneumatics technology distributor – save time by letting us kit your SMC parts! Call us at 877.906.2100 or email us at

Industrial Panel Fell from Semi Truck: What’s That Look Like?

March 26, 2013

droppanelHere’s an email and photo received by our own Brad Swift today from one of our oilfield customers. Innovative-IDM built the control panel in our Houston contract manufacturing shop:

From: Joseph

Sent: Friday, March 22, 2013 11:03 AM

To: Brad Swift

Subject: FW: Nabors 784 Damaged Panel Report


We had a loader operator flip one of our newer Innovative-IDM panels off of a semi truck a few days ago.  Can you send me a quote for a complete set of VFD’s and a recommendation that we change them out due to the shock that they would have incurred while being knocked off of a semi truck?

BTW you should be very proud of how well this panel held up.  I have seen a lot of panels dropped in the past few years and none of them came away with anywhere near this minimal amount of damage.


Operations Manager, Solids Control

Yaskawa A1000 training coming to Central Texas in April

March 24, 2013
Coming to Waco, Austin & San Antonio! Yaskawa’s famous Road Show for Drives Training.A1000 Drive Training
April 15, 2013 – Waco, TX  (Fairfield Inn & Suites Waco North) 

April 17, 2013 – Austin, TX  (Fairfield In & Suites North Austin/Parmer Lane)
April 19, 2013 – San Antonio, TX (Springhill Suites San Antonio Airport)
8:30 am – 4 pm
$249 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 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.  Just give us a call at 877.906.2100 or email us at to reserve your seat today.

Yaskawa A1000 training Central Texas

Yaskawa 112 VFD Drives Times Square Office Tower Case Study: Conde Nast Building

March 22, 2013

85 Fans, 19 pumps, 112 VFDs. There’s a ton of this kind of information on our Knowledge Center, including case studies, white papers, documents, automation software and videos, and more.


Omron STI Releases the OS32C-DM Safety Laser Scanner

March 20, 2013

Omron STI OS32C-DM Safety Laser Scanner

Omron’s STI OS32C series of safety laser scanners now has a new
model that is EtherNet/IP™-enabled. EtherNet/IP provides for
easy connection with a PC or PLC by using pre-defined assemblies
that makes it simple to utilize measurement and status information
in one-to-one or multi-drop configuration. Measurement data
allows the scanner to perform a dual function of safety and
profiling / measuring objects.

Maximize efficiency and minimize downtime with the Omron STI OS32C-DM Safety Laser Scanner – call Innovative-IDM at 877.906.2100 and place your order today!

Shamrock Photo

March 17, 2013

I don’t know either.

But Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Innovative-IDM.


‘Et tu, Brute?’

March 15, 2013

Et tu, Brute?

Beware, the Ides of March (March 15), the day Caesar was assassinated in 44 B.C. The words “And you, too, Brutus?” have become Shakespearean symbolism for the ultimate betrayal.

Very little automation or controls in this scene, except for the automation of all of the daggers and knives.

Today is the Ides of March. Are you wary, or simply thinking about the green beer you’ll jam on in 48 hours?