Archive for April 2013

Technology Showcase / Open House coming to DFW and Houston in May

April 24, 2013

Yet another customer appreciation event from Innovative-IDM, Home of the Legendary Customer Experience!  Join us in May for our Technology Showcase/Open House  events in DFW or Houston.

DFW Technology Showcase / Open House Event
May 3 – 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Houston Technology Showcase / Open House Event
May 10th – 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Open House Tech Showcase in DFW and Houston


RSVP for the DFW or Houston Technology Showcase / Open House Event today!  Just send us an email at or give us a call at 877.906.2100

Omron E4B Ultrasonic Sensors

April 23, 2013

Omron E4B Ultrasonic Sensors

The E4B Ultrasonic Proximity sensor family packages low-profile size, multi-functionality with ease of use. This sensor ensures the stable detection of a variety of objects regardless of color, transparency, or the material of the object. Reliability and accuracy of detection is attained by limiting the ultrasonic beam width to a narrow 8 degrees, allowing the user to detect smaller objects more consistently without detection interference from backgrounds. The E4B sensor is factory sealed to protect against dust and dirt while shielded both mechanically and electrically from impact and electrical noise.

For more information or to order your Omron E4B Ultrasonic Sensors contact Innovative-IDM.

SMC ZH, Vacuum Ejector, Box Style/Body Ported Style

April 22, 2013

SMC ZH, Vacuum Ejector, Box Style

Lightweight, point-of-use ZH and ZU series vacuum generators combine design simplicity with high performance. Simply plug an air supply tube in one end, and vacuum is ready at the other end. The slim ZU generators are extra compact. The ZH and ZU immediate response may be quicker than central vacuum systems. Also, these generators are often smaller and lighter than the bulky vacuum lines used in central vacuum systems. A built-in exhaust silencer keeps generator noise to a minimum. Available in four nozzle diameters and a number of port sizes.

For more information or to order your SMC ZH, Vacuum Ejector, Box Style/Body Ported Style contact Innovative-IDM.

Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt in the Same Photo

April 15, 2013

How likely is it that Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln would be in the same photograph, when Roosevelt was only six years old at the time of Lincoln’s assassination?  The photo below shows Lincoln’s funeral procession passing the Roosevelt Mansion in New York City.  Two little boys, identified as Teddy and Elliot Roosevelt,  look out from the second story window.  One of history’s little coincidences, in remembrance of President Lincoln. Pretty cool.

Lincoln and Teddy RooseveltTeddy and Elliot Roosevelt

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Lincoln Assassination and Tax Day: April 15

April 15, 2013

lincoln-chairYes, it’s Tax Day. But it’s also the day in 1865 that Abraham Lincoln died after being shot the night before while watching a show in Washington D.C.’s Ford’s Theater. He was 56 and the first U.S. president to be assassinated.

What’s this got to do with factory automation? Well, the chair that Lincoln was sitting in when he was shot by John Wilkes Booth resides — blood stains and all — in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich.

Ford, of course, is considered the father of modern factory automation. And now you know.

Buzz Welcomes Kevin Olson to Innovative-IDM

April 12, 2013

Join Buzz in welcoming Kevin Olson to Innovative-IDM!  Kevin joins Innovative-IDM after five years at 5 Star Event Services in Houston.  He grew up in Arlington, Texas and Houston and earned his Associates degree in General Studies from Lone Star College.  In his spare time, Kevin enjoys video games, 501st Legion, and geeky stuff in general.

Kevin Olson joins Innovative-IDM

Buzz Goes to Magen’s Bay, VI

April 11, 2013

Buzz is having the time of his life at Magen’s Bay in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Glad you’re having a good time, buddy – we’ll see you back at Innovative-IDM next week.

Buzz goes to Magans Bay, VI