Archive for September 2013

Perspecto and CANopen Networking Video from WAGO

September 30, 2013

Check out this video that describes how to setup and program Perspecto CP TV as a CANopen Master with two nodes(WAGO 750 series and 767 series couplers).

Need WAGO?  Call Innovative-IDM at 877.906.2100 or send us an email at info@iidm.com today!

FNG’s Rock Out at Dave and Busters with the Accounting Team

September 27, 2013

FNG's...The Fabulous New Guys!

FNG’s…The Fabulous New Guys!

When Accountants Go Bad!

When Accountants Go Bad!

On Tuesday the HQ “Department Showdown” made for some great fun. The 12 FNG’s, in town all week for Innovative-IDM culture orientation and more, had to scavenger hunt their way around the office eventually landing in each department for a photo opp. Each department told a story of Innovative’s past while doing whatever else they thought would win the FNG’s votes for HQ department who’s the “Most Fun.” Can you believe Accounting won by doing a rap parody to theme song to Fresh Prince of Bellaire! Wow! It was a tough act to follow! Accounting won by a take 7 of the 12 votes. Well done accounting!

Simple, Cost Effective Safety Controller Monitoring

September 26, 2013

STI774_G9SP-HMI cost effective saftey controller monitoring
Omron Scientific Technologies Inc. introduces the Status Display Touchscreen for G9SP Programmable Safety Controllers. This simple plug-and-play touchscreen displays safety I/O error codes and enables G9SP users to easily view the status of safety inputs and outputs without the cost of installing and wiring indicator lights. Users are able to reset up to four zones directly from the touchscreen. The touchscreen is easily integrated into existing G9SP applications, or is available with the G9SP as a complete programmable safety control and monitoring solution (kit). To read the full story click here

For all your Omron STI needs call Innovative IDM at 877-906-2100 or Send us an email at Info@iidm.com

Innovative-IDM Asylum

September 25, 2013

Innovative IDM Asylum

When departments compete for the most fun….voted on by the new hires. Everybody wins! Even the FNGs! Just ask our 12 new hires at HQ this week!

Patlite releases new PSE Signal Light

September 25, 2013

Patlite releases new PSE LED Signal Light

 

Patlite is proud to announce the PSE LED Signal Light that has a much longer life than the previous PSX model that used Xenon lamps. The PSE unit can be used in environments such as factories, utilities, parking lots, and others. The Signal Light has a flashing rate of about 110 flashes per minute and comes in four colors: Red, Yellow, Green, and Blue.

The newest class of FNGs have begun training!!

September 24, 2013

The newest class of FNGs have begun training!!

Everyone loves the FNGs! (Fun New Guys……..right??)
Today’s festivities included a full day of training classes divided by a Phot Scavenger Hunt and Pizza Party at the Innovative IDM HQ in Dallas. The North Texas Sales Team greated these FNGs with thier own Cup Cake Cake to celebrate the event.

Welcome to the team!!

Tough Morning at the Office

September 24, 2013

Our Houston Branch Manager, Stephen Weatherley, was having a really tough morning at the office last we checked.

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Parker application solution: Monofilament Winder

September 23, 2013

monofilament winder

Machine Objectives:

  • Controlled tension on monofilament
  • Simple operator interface
  • High throughput

Motion Control Requirements:

  • 2 Axes of coordinated motion
  • Linear interpolation
  • Constant torque from motor

Application Solution:

The prime requirement of the bobbin drive is to provide a controlled tension, which means operating in Torque mode rather than Velocity mode. This requirement leads to the use of a servo operating in Torque mode even though a servo in Velocity mode might be recommended with an overriding torque limit. Therefore, the servo normally operates as a constant-torque drive, but if the filament breaks, the velocity is limited to the programmed value. The traversing arm is usually driven by a smaller servo.

Click here to see the full application solution from Parker. Let Innovative-IDM help you with your automation application. Give us a call at 877-906-2100 or send us an email at info@iidm.com.

Case Study of Yaskawa Sigma-5 with EtherCAT Plasma Cutting Application

September 20, 2013

Case Study of Project that included W.A. Whitney Co., Rockford, IL (OEM) and Waymatic, Inc., South Fulton, TN (End User)

Innovative-IDM is your source for Yaskawa products. Call us today at 877.906.2100 or send us an email at info@iidm.com

SMC PVQ30 Compact Proportional Solenoid Valves

September 18, 2013

SMC PVQ30 Compact Proportional Solenoid Valves

PVQ series, compact proportional solenoid valve, was desgined by SMC with a direct poppet construction.  This construction enables low leakage, while de-energized.  PVQ series has been used in applications such as air blow, flow control, hand piece control for dental unit and other respiratory equipment, as well as, cooling for laser machinery etc.

For more information or to order your SMC PVQ30, Compact Proportional Solenoid Valves contact Innovative-IDM at 877.906.2100 or email us at info@iidm.com