Archive for October 2014

The Advantages Of Using Linear Servo Motors

October 28, 2014

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

Hi, my name is Jack Marsh with innovative IDM. Today I’d like to talk a little bit about the advantages of linear servo motors. A lot of people have never even heard of a linear motor and don’t know that that is. Well a linear motor is the same thing as a rotary motor that’s cut and then rolled. There’s as many types of linear motors as there are rotary motors. The physics are the same just the mechanical arrangement of the parts are a little different.
For example linear motors we probably experience multiple times every day I your life if you look at audio speakers the motor that moves the speaker back and forth and generates vibrations is a linear motor. Just a different kind of linear motor than is typically used in industrial applications.
For example if you take this rotary motor, slice it, and unroll it, you’re going to have windings on a part that can move back and forth over the top of a piece of steel that has magnets on it. That is a direct drive thrust producing device that eliminates all the mechanical components in the drive train that would ordinarily take this spinning motor shaft and translate that into linear motion and linear force.
By eliminating all those mechanical components, you eliminate all the wear in the drive train, the back lash, inaccuracies, all the things that degrade the performance of your positioning system
So if you need micron level precision, extremely low friction motion, very high accuracy and reliability, or very high accelerations and velocities, a linear motor might be the perfect solution for you. What you don’t get is the mechanical advantage of say a gear box that you could put on the end of a rotary motor, to multiply the torque output of the motor. So until someone invents the linear equivalent of that, maybe a lever box, we are stuck with the direct drive nature of the linear motor, and if you need more force the cost goes up because you have to buy a larger motor, you can’t put a mechanical advantage device on it. But with that comes all of the advantages of speed and precision a linear motor can provide.
If you’d like to know more please visit our website at innovativeidm.com and remember Innovative IDM is the home of the legendary customer experience.

Pumpkin Carving Contest – Vote Now for Your Favorite!

October 27, 2014

The 2nd Annual Innovative-IDM Pumpkin Carving Contest starts now! Vote for your favorite contender here on the blog until 5pm on Tuesday, October 28 – hover over the photo or click on the gallery to see each pumpkin’s number. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 29.  Thank you to all who participated this year!

How To Understand Variable and Constant Torque Applications

October 21, 2014

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

Hi Adam Ring with Innovative IDM. Now a lot of people often wonder what’s the difference between constant torque and variable torque applications in relationship with variable frequency drives. Well it’s really simple, if you think about as the speed varies for a given application if the torque remains the same, regardless of the speed then that’s considered a constant torque. An example of that might be a conveyor. If a conveyor is running really, really slow, you’ve got a given torque with a given load, as long as that load remains the same if you speed it up it still requires the same amount of torque to move it.
With a variable torque application the torque actually varies with the speed so for example a fan or a pump. Takes a very, very little torque to turn a fan at a very low speed. But as that fan starts to speed up and its pushing more air, then it requires more and more torque to push that load and so we call that variable torque. Now typically when we’re talking about sizing a VFD. They’re designed for a given amount of overload capacity in order to start a load, and so typically for a constant torque application, because it got the full demand of torque right at the start up they’ll give you 150% of overload capacity for 60 seconds. With a variable torque since when you start there’s very little torque requirement we only require 120% overload capacity for 60 seconds.
So if you’d like to learn more information about variable torque and constant torque applications or other questions about variable frequency drives please give us a call or look us up at innovativeidm.com were the home of the legendary customer experience

Top 5 Parts Sent To Industrial Electronics Repair Facilities

October 14, 2014

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

Hi I’m gene gray, welcome to the innovative intergalactic headquarters. Today me and buzz were talking about ways we can save you time, save money, and maybe even stress. If you’ve got a manufacturing facility with conveyors, with robots, machinery, all those machines the things that spin around, move back and forth, that motion, is created by and controlled by PLCs, touch screens, HMIs, AC drives, DC drives. These are things that fail overtime do to age, vibration, your environment, and they can be expensive to replace.
If you want to get it repaired sometimes you’ve got to figure out where did you buy it, who made it, where do you send it back. Well let’s simplify that, at Innovative IDM we’ve got a one stop shop repair center in Houston Texas. Now what we do there is we repair anything in the industrial electronics arena. What we’re really good at are AC drives, VFDs, DC drives and the bigger the horsepower the better, touch screens, rectifiers, power supplies, PLCs, doesn’t matter the brand, we make it easy. You can contact us by going to innovativeidm/repairs click on the video link, or call us up if you’d prefer it at 1 800 237 3278
The three ways to contact us. You could send us an email, or you could call us at 1 800 237 3278 if you prefer, you could click on the link on this website to innovativeidm/repairs and whether you fill out the RMA form or we do it for you, if you call us on the phone what it results in is a piece of paper that you can print out, send in with your repair, and 1 of 3 things are going to happen. Of course we are going to provide you a free, no obligation quote, which is going to include a one year warranty. At innovative we don’t just repair your supplies we really refurbish them. Now call us up or get in touch with us and we’ll help you understand what that means. But once you get that quote you’ve got 3 choices. Go ahead and turn us loose to repair that item and send it back to you, have us recycle it because having it repaired doesn’t make financial sense, or simply let us return it to you unrepaired if that’s what you prefer to do.
Now we’ve got 3 easy ways to contact us, we’ve got a simple no obligation quote for all those things you need repaired, now we make it easy. Why? Well simple right buzz? Cause its Innovative home of the legendary customer experience.

How to Write Better Emails

October 14, 2014

Infographics are yet another way to deliver content. A the Daily Infographic, you can receive the Infograph of the Day. Thought this one was especially interesting.

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Buzz Welcomes Antoinette Anderson to Innovative-IDM

October 10, 2014

Please join Buzz in welcoming Antoinette Anderson to our Customer Service team as a Data Entry Specialist in the Carrollton office. Antoinette just recently moved to Texas from Champaign, Illinois where she previously worked at The Warranty Group. She grew up in Chicago and Champaign, Illinois. Antoinette loves reading, writing poetry, and hanging out with her family in her spare time. We look forward to watching her grow with Innovative-IDM and know she will provide Legendary Customer Service! We are excited to have Antoinette as part of our Customer Service team!

Antoinette Anderson joins Innovative-IDM

Jennie Buker joins Innovative-IDM Accounting Team

October 8, 2014

Please join Buzz in welcoming Jennie Buker to our Accounting team! Jennie has previously worked in A/P at Action Imports in Grand Prairie, Texas. She has an associates degree in liberal arts from Trinity Valley Community College and is expected to graduate with her bachelor’s degree in accounting from UT Arlington next year. She is originally from Athens, Texas and enjoys playing guitar and sand volleyball. We are excited to have Jennie as part of team Innovative-IDM!

Jennie Buker joins accounting team at Innovative-IDM

How to Choose the Correct Acuator

October 7, 2014

Hi I’m Adam Ring with Innovative IDM. Wanted to share a couple of ideas of things to consider when selecting an actuator for industrial automation.
First thing to consider is what is the speed requirement that you need to be able to move at, also what kind of acceleration do you need, is it really, really slow, is it really, really, fast, 5 gs, what kind of thrust is gonna be required, how much force are you going to have to push with or pull with, what is your overall travel you’re gonna need the distance from your furthest most retracted point to your most extended point. What kind of accuracy and repeatability do you need or is that even important for your application. These are just some of the basics that might steer you one direction or another.
As you can see here I have an example of a screw drive linear actuator, then I also have an example of a belt drive rod less actuator. This one from a speed standpoint brings you up to about 200 inches per second, whereas the screw is gonna be typically in more of the 20 – 50 inches per second range. From an acceleration standpoint we can get you say up to 1G. If you Really, Really need some fast acceleration you might consider a linear motor actuator that gets you up to basically 5gs of acceleration. So depending on what you need, the speed, the acceleration, the thrust, the travel, and the accuracy and repeatability, are things to consider when selecting an actuator.
If you have a need for an actuator or would like to learn more please visit innovativeidm.com after all were the home of the legendary customer experience.

And the Winner of the Houston LCS Hoopla is…

October 6, 2014

Team 50 Shades of Gray should really be called the 72 Shades of Gray Hairs after the hair raising back and forth battle between the Wire Wound Capacitors and Stepped on a Lego LCS teams.  As of September 19th, 50 Shades of Gray increased to 63 gray hairs as they strenuously pushed out of 3rd place in a dire effort to reach first place. Team Leader Marc Phelps corralled his team to drive for more LCS points; mentioning Legendary Customer Acts and Thank you cards put the nail in the proverbial coffin. 50 Shades arose victorious by the end of the month.  When asked when they will be taking their half day off, the team responded in concert with a resounding ‘FRIDAY!’

Team 50 Shades of Gray wins Innovative-IDM LCS cup

 

 

September 2014 – LCS Winners…….. The 1%

October 6, 2014

Team Captain Matt Meeker lead his team from his remote location in Oklahoma to win the Legendary Customer Service cup for the month of September. There were some notable Legendary acts carried out by Adam Ring and the recognition of other Legendary acts by Mark Stanley, Bobbie Washburn and John Gray that lead this team to victory. Innovative “Newbie” Antoinette will now get to enjoy a half-day off and team lunch with the rest of her squad this month.

Way to go 1%!!

When asked what they thought about the win, Mark Stanley said, “It Feels Good”. I bet it does!! Congratulations!!

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