Archive for March 2013

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?

Cleveland Indians Harlem Shake

March 14, 2013

Nick Swisher, former Yankee and now the highest paid Feather Head, had his teammates “bring your own costume” on Monday. Manager Terry Francona gets things rolling. Compare to Innovative-IDM Harlem Shake.

CX-Programmer – Converting PLC Code VIDEO

March 14, 2013

This video tutorial goes over the process of converting legacy PLC code to run on new Omron PLC’s within CX-Programmer, which is included in Omron’s CX-One Software Suite.


Early Social Media Pioneer

March 13, 2013

Here’s an early social media project one of our current employees did in 1990. Quite a feat considering there was no Internet as we know it at the time. Introducing, the Pay Phone Project. And we’d thought everyone had forgotten.

Understanding servo system application requirements

March 12, 2013

Choosing the appropriate servo technology can make all the difference when it comes to maximizing the potential of a machine design. Each individual application has a unique set of requirements that could be satisfied in many different ways. The ability to identify key application requirements coupled with the knowledge of available servo technologies can help the designer achieve the best automation solution. The applications described in this article illustrate unique challenges and how implementing the appropriate servo technologies optimized each automation solution.

Click here to see the rest of this great article by Scott Carlberg of Yaskawa America in Plant Engineering.

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