Posted tagged ‘production automation’

SMC Pipe Plug Parts List

August 23, 2010

Innovative’s Michael Mueller worked with SMC to unearth this dandy of a parts list for SMC pipe plugs. You will not find these in any SMC catalogs. That’s why Innovative Automation’s Knowledge Center is so valuable.

SMC Internal Socket Plugs
Old Part number Current Part Number Thread Material
9020-0.5 1/16″ NPT Steel
9020-01 1/8″ NPT Steel
9020-02 1/4″ NPT Steel
9020-03 3/8″ NPT Steel
9020-04 1/2″ NPT Steel
9020-06 3/4″ NPT Steel
9020-08 1″ NPT Steel
NPTF-1/16 1/16″ NPTF Nickel Plated with sealant
NPTF1/8 TB00111 1/8″ NPTF Nickel Plated with sealant
NPTF1/4 TB00037 1/4″ NPTF Nickel Plated with sealant
NPTF3/8 3/8″ NPTF Nickel Plated with sealant
NPTF1/2 NPTF1/2-PTC16 1/2″ NPTF Nickel Plated with sealant
R(PT)1/16 1/16″ PT Nickel Plated
PLUG 1/8, R(PT)1/8 TB00094 1/8″ PT Nickel Plated
R(PT)1/4 TB00131 1/4″ PT Nickel Plated
R(PT)3/8 TB00155 3/8″ PT Nickel Plated
PLUG1/4 1/4″ PT
PLUG 3/8 PT3/8-PTC16 3/8″ PT Zinc Chromate Steel
PLUG 1/2 TB00128 1/2″ PT Zinc Chromate Steel
PLUG 3/4 TB00031 3/4″ PT Zinc Chromate Steel
PLUG 1 1″ PT Zinc Chromate Steel

We Repair Industrial Electronics

January 15, 2010

We can repair industrial electronics no matter what name is on the front of the item. If you have circuit boards, drives, ANY type of electronics that are broken and piled up on a shelf, call us and we’ll come and get them.

Also, we are certified by Yaskawa as a factory Authorized Service Provider.

We Like to Thank Customers (and get appointments)

November 10, 2008


It’s very important to follow-up your trade show contacts in a timely manner — the following Monday or Tuesday after the show would be ideal. This is the communication we sent out to the contacts we made at ISA Expo in Houston. We thank the customer for his time, alert him to the fact that a sales person will be calling him in the coming days and thank him again.

It’s important also that we put a photo of our booth workers into the email. Afterall, these are they guys the customer actually conversed with, not a cold, faceless marketing department. Consider adding people and faces to your emails.

When our sales guy contacted one customer, he told him, “I got your email and I knew you were going to call, so I’ve already scheduled an appointment for next Friday. Are you coming>”

How great is that? A marketing email actually getting a cold call appointment for a salesman BEFORE the phone call.

Yaskawa F7 200-HP Drive

November 3, 2008

Check out this big boy the guys were installing into a unit on Friday. Took a forklift to get it up on the operating table. Yes, we carry the small drives but we also sell, install and service huge drives like this Yaskawa F7 200 horsepower model. Give us a call if you need some serious horsepower in your industrial automation.

Cool Gadgets: Yaskawa Sigma V Amp, Controller and Servos

October 21, 2008

Reason #16 to Work at Innovative Automation: Public Humiliation

September 22, 2008

Not exactly sure what this means but this is hanging on our office wall and has been for a couple of weeks. Thoughts?

Could Be a Rough Weekend for Houston, Dallas

September 12, 2008

Just talked with Nick Roeder, one of our Houston sales guys. He was going to drive to Galveston this morning to watch the waves rise but that city now is under water. Nick says his apartment in the Medical District is on the fourth floor but has giant windows all across the front. Says he might be sleeping in the hallway tonight, when Ike is supposed to hit Houston around 1 a.m. Saturday.

Stephen Weatherley, IA’s Houston sales manager, lives further south and he and his family hit the road north yesterday — good thing, since his area was evacuated this morning. Jack Marsh, our ASG tech in Houston, faced mandatory evacuation this morning from his Clear Lake home. As of this morning, Jack and his family are staying with relatives on Houston’s north side.

Hurricane Ike will become a tropical storm Saturday afternoon after landfall and will bear down on Dallas and North Texas Saturday night.