Tag Archives: Yaskawa

Case Study of Yaskawa Sigma-5 with EtherCAT Plasma Cutting Application

Posted September 20, 2013 by Vanessa Muse

Categories: Innovative-IDM, video, Yaskawa

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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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Application Note: Going From DC Motors to a Synchronized System of AC Motors and Drives

Posted December 27, 2011 by Pepper Hastings

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by Kat Trick, Applications Engineer, Innovative-IDM

Overview:  At one company, there is what they call a brine box. There is a saltwater tank setup that slows an electric motor saw. Within this setup, they use three DC motors. They decided they would like to change the DC motors to AC motors. In addition to changing from DC to AC, they would like to implement speed control between the motors including the ability to decelerate the motors at the same time, and at the same rate.

The Solution: We selected the AC motors to match the required speed and torque needed for the application. This information was obtained by analyzing the load conditions and from the specifications at which the DC motors were running the application. For speed control, the simple solution was to daisy chain Yaskawa drives. This allowed the drives to communicate with each other, as well as synchronize their deceleration.

The Results:  The AC motors can be rated to give the same performance, or higher performance, as the DC motors.The AC drives can provide for controlled acceleration and deceleration rates. Connection between the drives allows for the synchronization of the acceleration and deceleration rates.The Yaskawa drives have the ability for the parameter setting to be extracted. This would make programming the drives to be easier by setting the parameters in one, and just copying the parameters from that one to the other two.

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Yaskawa Spirit Wear for Your Vehicle

Posted October 27, 2011 by Pepper Hastings

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Now, here's what every industrial engineer needs. An official Yaskawa license plate holder, available for a mere $1 at the Yaskawa e-store.  BTW, Innovative-IDM is an authorized Yaskawa repair facility and one of the leading distributors of Yaskawa AC drives and servo products.

 

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Donald Schools Buzz on Field Service!

Posted October 21, 2011 by Gene Gray

Categories: IIDM Behind the Scenes

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When did Buzz get his driver’s license?

Donald truly is one of Innovative-IDM’s hardest working,
Legendary customer service providing,  Sr. Field Service Studs.

You know you’re rockin’ good at field service when you can teach Buzz how to fix stuff!

Buzz said Donald is one heck of a mentor but next time he pulls a field service gig he needs a hard hat. Where do you get a Buzz sized hard hat?

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Cool Gadget Training Vid: Parker Interact Xpress Software Plus WAGO I/O

Posted August 26, 2008 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: cool gadgets, Parker, Uncategorized, Wago

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Monitor your plant's performance and trouble spots from anywhere you can access the Internet. A really cool conglomeration of gadgets, hosted by Adam Ring of Innovative Automation. But where's the plant that's usually in the background?

IMPORTANT: IT TAKE TWO CLICKS TO VIEW VIDEO. Click START button, then click on the TIME SLIDER. This is a quirk in Vimeo right now.

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Busted Chops from a Teammate

Posted August 22, 2008 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Innovative Automation, Omron, Parker, Wago, Yaskawa

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Go ahead, ask Jeffery Miller about it. At IA, the company is divided into teams who compete each month to see who can dole out the most LEGENDARY customer service. Points are awarded for legendary acts and the winning team gets a half day off and their names on the LCS Cup.

Miller's own teammate, Michael Mueller, busted Miller's chops for not taking enough credit for customer service acts in our morning meetings this month. Miller, on the other hand, has been busy out selling Yaskawa, Parker, Omron, WAGO and other products. We'll see what happens at the meeting this morning.

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