Monthly Archives: December 2015

Industrial Automation and Controls Holiday Closures

Posted December 15, 2015 by Pepper Hastings

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There are several holiday closures that could affect urgent customer orders. Please make a note of the following holiday closures of some of our key suppliers:

Wago - Closed December 24th, 25th, 31st, and January 1st – Last shipping day of the year is Monday, December 28. Orders must be in by noon.

Yaskawa – Closed December 24th, 25th, 31st, and January 1st

Parker SSD and Bayside – Production closed December 24th through January 1

Omron – Closed December 24th, 25th, 31st, and January 1st

SMC – Closed December 24th through January 1

Parker Daedal/IPS/Compumotor – Closed December 24th, 25th, 31st, and January 1

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Clean Electrical Panels Save Money

Posted December 14, 2015 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Blog, Industrial Maintenance

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Have you ever walked up to a control panel and it just looks like a complete rat’s nest in there? Have you ever wondered, what would be the value of having a nice clean control panel and how can that save you money?

Well, there’s three main reasons. Number one is that it’s going to last longer. Number two, it’s going to be a lot easier to troubleshoot in the end. And number three, it’s going to be a lot easier to repair if something were to break.

Now, let’s take a closer look. Inside this panel, you’ll notice that there are labels on every device that identify it according to what it’s called out on the schematic. Also, every single wire that terminates into a terminal block, has a label on the wire that actually matches the label on the terminal block. So, if that wire were to ever come out or you had to replace a component, it can be very easy to make sure that it gets placed back in the right location.

Also, if you take a look at the general wiring in this panel, you’ll see that everything is very nice and neat, very organized and just has a very nice look to it. When the wires transition from the inside of the door panel, you notice that there’s spiral wrap that adds an extra layer of protection, so that if the wires rub against the door from being opened and closed, it makes sure that it doesn’t wear through the insulation ad cause electrical problems.

Finally, you’ll notice that there’s also stainless steel hardware that’s mounting each of these devices to the panel and that’s what will give it that extra longevity, so that it doesn’t break down over time due to corrosion. So remember, a clean panel is more than just looking good; it’s going to help save money, by lasting longer, being easier to troubleshoot and easy to repair.

So if you’d like to learn more about how Innovative-IDM can help you build clean control panels, visit our website: innovativeidm.com. And if you like, we can actually have you in for a tour and show you around the place. Remember Innovative, Home of the Legendary Customer Experience.

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