Archive for February 2014

Understanding The Difference Between OSHA & ANSI Safety Standards

February 28, 2014

Be sure to visit our knowledge Center –

Innovative IDM
1625 Wallace Drive, Ste. 110
Carrollton, Texas 75006
Call: 877-906-2100


Hi I’m Lonnie muse with innovative IDM. I get questions from customers… “OSHA was just here. What does that mean? What do I do?” Well, we need to understand what some of the standards are. It can be confusing with all these letters OSHA, O.S.H.A. It means Occupational Safety Health Administration.

ANSI American National Standards Institute. The difference is OSHA is a government entity. It is the Bible, the ruling, the guys make the rules and do the inspections and if you really want to know you can go to this guide which is for industrial OSHA rules 1910. This has everything that you should have done. Okay, how do I do that?

Well ANSI standards is a group of American companies that got together to decide how products would perform; so its performance standards. As an example I have a safety relay made by a company. ANSI designed the safety performance that this relate would match and when it works it conforms to the OSHA Bible.

Product performance standards ANSI, how to hook it up ANSI. Why you do it and what rule you have to follow OSHA. I hope that helps if you need more help go to go to our knowledge center there’s plenty of information there, such as white papers to help out or give us a call one of our techs can come out and look at your machine and make recommendations.

After all, we’re the home of the legendary customer experience!

Omron STI F3SJ-B Safety Light Curtain

February 28, 2014

Fast and easy installation
Resolution: 25 mm (1.01 in.)
Range: 7 m (23 ft.)
Protected heights: 185 to 2065 mm (7.28 to 81.26 in.)
Very compact size: 30 x 30 mm (1.18 x 1.18 in.)
Cascaded designs possible – 3 segments
Simple muting
Cross-talk prevention

STI, F3SJ-B Safety Light Curtain

If you would like more information or would like to order your F3SJ-B safety light curtains contact Innovative-IDM at 877-906-2100 or send us an email at

Omron PLC training coming to DFW in March

February 25, 2014

Coming to DFW on March 25 & 26 – Omron Basic and Intermediate PLC training. The PLC is one of our most popular classes of the year – these classes sold out in Houston and Tennessee earlier this year.  Act now and reserve your seat today!

DFW Basic and Intermediate Omron PLC Training
Two classes to choose from!
March 25, 2014 Basic PLC
March 26, 2014 Intermediate PLC: CX Programmer – Intermediate Techniques & Troubleshooting
8:30am to 4pm each day
$349 per class or attend both classes for $449

Plus, you leave with $230 in actual hardware and software! How easy is it to sign up for DFW PLC training? Send us an email at or call 877.906.2100 to sign up NOW.

Omron PLC training Dallas Fort Worth

Omron STI CM Series Safety Switches

February 24, 2014

Combine door switch monitoring and E-stop monitoring by using the CM-S41 controller
Monitor is single switch to CAT4 with the CM-S30 controller
Monitor multiple switches to CAT3 using CM-S4 or CM-S30 controllers
Monitoring multiple switches on individual channels can be achieved by using the CM-S21 or CM-S41 controllers. Easily expand your system by using the CM-SE expansion module
All CM switches are rated IP67                                                                                                                                                                              Stainless steel switches are available for harsh environments

Omron STI, CM Series Safety Switches

For more information or to order your CM Series Safety Switches call Innovative-IDM at 877-906-2100 or send us an email at

Parker ViX Servo Drive

February 21, 2014

ViX Servo Drive:
Up to 80VDC bus voltage
Outputs of 2.5A RMS continuous and 5A RMS continuous                                                                                                                          Compact size: 4.9 x 1.65 x 3.35 inches
Resolver or encoder feedback
Standard RS232C interface
Analog, Step & Direction and Encoder command signals

Parker, VIX servo drives

For more information or to order your Parker ViX Servo Drive contact Innovative-IDM at 877-906-2100 or send us an email at

Russian Irrigation System

February 18, 2014

A well packaged irrigation system being sent to Russia to water their wheat fields:

Ag2000 overview

This system uses a custom designed Yaskawa Finless AC Motor control using the simplest of user interface.  Using the KISS method has opened a significant market for this irrigation system manufacturer.

Parker I-FORCE Ironless Motor Positioners

February 17, 2014

I Force Ironless design for maximum efficiency, patented, RE34674
Six different product series with configurable options for “best fit” linear motor solution
Single or dual bearing rail positioners to match the performance and cost requirements
Accelerations to 6g’s, speeds to 5 m/s
Parker, I-FORCE Ironless Motor Positioners

For more information or to order your I-Force Ironless Motor Positioners contact Innovative-IDM at 877-906-2100 or send us an email at

SMC KS Specialty Fittings

February 14, 2014

Rotary one-touch fitting series KS comes with a ball race bearing for oscillating or rotating applications. KS series comes in 5 tube sizes ranging from 4 to 12mm. One touch collet includes anti tube rotation mechanism. KS is suitable for copper free applications.

SMC, KS, Specialty Fittings

For more information or if you would like to order your KS Specialty Fittings contact Innovative-IDM at 877-906-2100 or send us an email at

When Dallas Shop does Pizza, we are SERIOUS!!!

February 13, 2014

Domino’s? HA

Papa John’s? DOUBLE HA

Pizza Hut? Nice Try

CiCi’s? Don’t even play…


If you want BIG pizza made with quality ingredients take a quick drive to one of my favorite spots and pick up 30″ Extra Large from Serious Pizza. I just had to introduce my compadres in the Dallas Shop to this place.

Yes… that yard stick is full size!

Truly a Legendary Grill in Houston!!!

February 10, 2014






IMG_20140210_120749_776Smoked Salmon.. Perfectly grilled pork chops.. Boudin.. jalapeno poppers.. baked potatoes.. garlic bread………..Just WOW!!!! Look at the smiling customers, reps and Innovative Team Members. Truly a Legendary Grill!!!Thanks for brining the salmom Gene, and thanks everyone involved!!