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5 Ways Temperature Controllers Help Industrial Automation

January 28, 2015

Hi, my name is Andy Lewis with Innovative-IDM, and today I’d like to talk to you about that dime-a-dozen controller located in your plant that is often overlooked, and generally serves its purpose day in and day out. Although they may break down occasionally, I want to make sure that you’re choosing the right temperature controller for the right application.

There are four categories of temperature controllers. There’s the general purpose, the economy, a modular version and the PLC version. All of these have features, benefits and advantages. For the most part, they are all going to have a basic alarm system. Some of them are going to have a more advanced PID-Loop, ramp, soak, temperature changes. And, for the most part, whenever it comes down to the alarms that they put out or the amount of thermo-regulators that they can input within their own controller, the number increases.

General purpose controllers meet a wide range of applications; generally needs for the food processing industry, packaging, extruders, semi-conductors, etc. They’re around there, they’re a dime-a-dozen, you see them all the time.

Next up, is more the economy type and they are relatively simple in function. They don’t have all the bells and whistles that all the other ones are going to have. They are basically going to be able to tell you “Hey! My temperature is this, I need to be at this level, and I’m going to get to this level over this amount of time.” That’s it.

Next, is a modular type, which allows you to have increased capability or decreased capability based upon changes in the application, changes in the product, etc. It all comes down to how many thermo-regulators and controllers you use in conjunction with each other.

Finally, is the PLC version, which is the most advanced version and has the PID instruction in it. Basically, what it means is that it’s very advanced in the way it controls, how tightly it controls the temperature, how quickly it raises it, how quickly it lowers it, etc. That’s whenever the application has a very crucial temperature that can’t go above or below say one or two percent.

I hope this set of categories for the temperature controllers helps you out. If you need any more information, please go to our Knowledge Center at innovativeidm.com and once again, my name is Andy Lewis. Remember, Innovative-IDM is Home of the Legendary Customer Experience.

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Output Signals for Critical Pressures

December 30, 2014

SMC Series ISE/ZSE30A

SMC Series ISE/ZSE30A

Digital pressure switches monitor positive and vacuum pressures, displaying instantaneous readings, as well as transmitting output signals when critical set points are detected. Switch outputs can trigger machine controls for continuing operation, emergency response, or maintenance. An amazing set of capabilities are packed into an inch-sized cube.

  • Vacuum, compound, and positive pressure ranges from -101kPa to 1.0MPa
  • 2 switch outputs, or 1 switch with an analog current or voltage output
  • IP40 enclosure offers protection in dusty environments
  • CE, UL/CSA, RoHS
  • Available M12 4-pin connector
  • Choose 1 of 7 display units for a variety of install locations
  • Optimize readability with display calibration, anti-chatter, and zero clear
  • Protect settings with key lock and password code security functions
  • Auto calculate ideal min/max switch values for vacuum pick and release

For more information or to order your SMC ISE/ZSE30A Digital Pressure Switch, call Innovative-IDM at 877.906.2100 or email us at info@iidm.com.

Reduce Your Liability Risk with Machine Safety Labels

December 26, 2014

Safety Label reduces liability risk

Calling all Machinery Manufacturers – Reduce Your Liability Risk with Machinery Safety Labels

Do the machines your company builds have potential hazards associated with their transportation, installation, use, maintenance, decommissioning or disposal?

As simple as it may sound, properly designed safety labels can go a long way toward protecting machine operators – as well as your company’s bottom line.

Read The Importance of Machinery Safety Labels (September 2014, Control Design) to learn about three tools you can use to help ensure your machine safety labels reduce risk and improve safety – for your company and your machine’s end-users.

For help with your safety system or to order your Omron STI safety equipment, call Innovative-IDM at 877.906.2100 or send us an email at info@iidm.com.

SMC IZS40/41/42 Bar Type Ionizer

December 17, 2014

SMC IZS40 Bar Type Ionizer

IZS40/41/42, Bar Type Ionizer (Standard, Feedback Sensor and Dual AC Types)

The IZS4 family is SMC’s 3rd generation of bar ionizers. Bar ionizers generate a curtain of static eliminating ions effective for a distance up to 2000mm / 6.5 ft. The family includes the standard IZS40 model, the IZS41 with feedback or autobalance sensor and rapid static neutralization, and the IZS42 with low amplitude ion generation for sensitive electronics. The IZS41 and 42 are remote control capable, and can be linked via cable for operation from a single power supply. Needle cartridges are easily removed without tools for cleaning or end-of-life replacement.

Choose from 3 models to best fit your application and price point
High speed or energy saving cartridges in tungsten or single crystal silicon
Operation panel features multiple setting controls and diagnostic LEDs
2 models available with auto balance or feedback sensor for optimizing ion generation
2 models with remote control capability
32 available lengths, up to 2500mm / 8.2 ft long

Yaskawa Sigma-5 Servo Amplifier Delivers Highest Performance in the Industry

December 10, 2014

Yaskawa Sigma 5 Servo Ampllifier

The Sigma-5 servo amplifier delivers the highest performance in the industry due its unmatched frequency response, reduced settling times and more precise control. In addition it provides a faster set up, simpler tuning, and vibration suppression. With a wide range of models and options to it can match your individual application requirements.

Features

  • Unprecedented ease-of-use through cutting-edge technology.
    • New tuning-less function means no adjustment needed.
    • Impressive load regulation with strengthened vibration suppression function.
  • Slashed setup time.
    • Setup wizard function and wiring conformation function of engineering tool SigmaWin+ allows easy setup just by watching the monitor.
  • High response characteristics at 1 kHz min.
    • New advanced autotuning.
    • Reduced positioning time through model following control, and smooth machine control enabled by vibration supression function.

Ready to order your SGDV Sigma-5 Servo Amplifier? Call Innovative-IDM at 877.906.2100 or send us an email at info@iidm.com

New OSHA Regulations for Reporting Serious Injuries

December 8, 2014

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Effective January 1, 2015, workplaces under federal OSHA jurisdiction will be required to report all serious work-related injuries within 24 hours of their occurrence.

These include in-patient hospitalizations, amputations or losses of an eye; fatalities will require that OSHA be notified within eight hours.

Read Revised OSHA Rule Requires Employers to Report All Serious Injuries within 24 Hours (September 2014, EHS Today) to learn more about the change, and its intended impact on employers, workers and injury rates.

Prevent serious injuries at your plant with safety equipment from Omron STI. For help with your safety system or to order Omron STI equipment, call Innovative-IDM at 877.906.2100 or email us at info@iidm.om

Ultra-Compact Electric Linear Guide Actuator

December 3, 2014

SMC Ultra-Compact Electric Linear Guide Actuator

The electric actuator market offers many solutions for large or heavy loads. But what if you need something for very light loads? Or perhaps you have tight space restrictions? SMC’s LAT3 integrates a magnetic linear motor, a recirculating ball guide, and a high resolution position sensor in a package the size of a business card! The slim 9mm profile can fit into a tight installation envelope.

Quickly set up to 15 positioning commands with intuitive software
Optical linear encoder with 1.25 μm resolution suitable for automatic gaging
Positioning accuracy as fine as ±5 μm
Capable of carrying a 500g mass and moment loading
Maximum thrust of 6N
Complete package includes actuator, 24VDC controller, and cables, plus software kit with site license

For more information on the LA T3 Card Motor Ultra-Compact Electric Linear Guide Actuator, call Innovative-IDM at 877.906.2100 or email us at info@iidm.com