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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 and once again, my name is Andy Lewis. Remember, Innovative-IDM is Home of the Legendary Customer Experience.

Introduction to the Yaskawa A1000 Drive

December 30, 2013

This video shows the quality, performance, flexibility, and environmental friendliness of the A1000 drive.

Looking for training on the Yaskawa A1000 drive?  Check out the Innovative-IDM Training Page to see when the Yaskawa Drives Roadshow will be in your area.  Give us a call at 877.906.2100 or email to sign-up for training today!

Parker Hannifin’s Breakthrough Solar Scriber System

December 26, 2013

Parker Hannifin has developed a breakthrough solar scribing system capable of extreme accuracy and speed in the production of photovoltaic cells. The machine uses a laser to scribe the straightest line in the world while floating the glass on an air bearing. Accuracies of 3 microns over the entire surface of the glass are achievable.
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WAGO vs Competitor video

December 8, 2013

Look at this video comparing Wago’s smartPRINTER and the competitor’s marker card format.

For all your WAGO needs contact Innovative-IDM. You can contact us by phone at 877-906-2100 or email us

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).

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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)

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WAGO smartPRINTER video

September 13, 2013

Never before has WAGO offered such a compact, complete solution for all your marking needs, until the arrival of the new WAGO smartPRINTER.  The smartPRINTER can print on a wide variety of materials, including: Continuous Marking Strips, WMB inline markers, adhesive labels as well as conductor and wire markers.  Whether you use it for terminal block marking or wire marking, the versatility of the printer will simplify your marking needs and in return save you valuable time and money.

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