Monthly Archives: January 2021

Machine and Facility Safety Fundamentals — Webinar Feb. 9

Posted January 28, 2021 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Blog, Omron Safety

Safety Fundamentals Webinar Feb. 9.

Safety Fundamentals Webinar Free Feb. 9. 11 a.m.

Anyone responsible for protecting employees would benefit from Omron's safety experts. This 40-minute webinar on Safety Fundamentals is an easy way to learn and could help avoid disaster.  Register NOW.

You will learn about:

  • Regulatory requirements and safety standards
  • Safety risk assessment and reduction tactics
  • ROI potential of Safeguarding
  • Safety resources and product solutions
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2021 Innovative-IDM Award Winners

Innovative-IDM is The Home of the LEGENDARY Customer Experience. Everyone on our team strives to exceed our customers' expectations daily. Once a year, we honor teammates who have demonstrated above and beyond efforts to help customers and teammates.  Below are this year's award winners:

President's Club (Peer Award) – To recognize you as a consistent over-achiever who always produces more than expected, at or above Innovative’s high standards for quality, and for doing all of this selflessly, placing the needs of the team above your own.

  • Ed Hyer
  • Cyrus Jahani
  • Lonnie Muse
  • Kyle Parry
  • Britt Welch
  • Kelly Williams

President's Club - In recognition of your dedication to providing exceptional field service, regardless of the time of day or the long hours necessary to complete the job and all while living out our Company Values.

  • Dale Frisk
  • Dick Harper

Gold – Sales Growth Award - In recognition of gross profit growth exceeding $100,000.

  • Alberto Aguilar

Gray and Alberto Aguilar

110% Award - In recognition of always going above and beyond what is required to help the company reach its goals.

  • David Alwell
  • Tammy Gray
  • Spencer Metcalf

Rookie of the Year - To recognize team members with less than 2 years of service who have in a short time greatly impacted Innovative-IDM.

  • Nathan Fulbright
  • Riley Least
  • Christian Thomas

Customer Service Employee of the Year - In recognition of promoting a positive tone, regardless of circumstances, while providing unwavering support to our customers, supplier partners and your teammates.

  • Daniela Martinez

Co-owner Todd Mueller with Daniela Martinez

Manufacturing Employee of the Year - In recognition of demonstrating exceptional effort, producing quality work and sharing your positive attitude to ensure we exceed our customers’ expectations.

  • Carlos Arriaga
  • Donny Clark

CIA Informant -  In recognition of contributing your time, efforts and ideas while selflessly modeling our company’s values.

  • Jesse Simental
  • Felix Vargas

Gold Services Revenue Award – Field Service - In recognition of services performed at or above Innovative-IDM’s high standards. Exceeded 1,400 billable hours. 

  • Dale Frisk
  • Dick Harper

Bronze Services Revenue Award – Field Service - In recognition of services performed at or above Innovative-IDM’s high standards. Exceeded 1,200 billable hours. 

  • Percy Foster

Gray with Percy Foster

**IIDM Employees: All Photos from Branch Kickoffs are at S:\+Kickoff Photos 2021.**

Yaskawa GA800 Drive — How to Set Up

Posted January 21, 2021 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Blog, Yaskawa Drives

The Yaskawa GA800 drive provides the ultimate combination of power, ease of use, flexibility, and performance. It has exceptional torque production and precise control. You’ll enjoy effortless setup with GA800’s high-resolution display and connection to your favorite mobile device. Here's how to set it up. Or we can do it for you.

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Collaborative Robot Safety — Omron Whitepaper

Posted January 8, 2021 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Aluminum Extrusion, Blog

We can help guard and protect people in your robot cells with our modular fencing product, Safe-Tslot-Guard.

Collaborative robots like to work around people. And that's why manufacturing decision makers are increasingly using them in the workplace. They use collision detection technology and other features that limit their power and force capabilities to levels suitable for contact with humans.

Still, collaborative robots and other types of robots need safety assessments to assure the robot cells and work areas are safe for people. This downloadable whitepaper from OMRON outlines the importance of safety measures to use with collaborative robots.

We can help guard and protect people in your robot cells with our modular fencing product, Safe-Tslot-Guard.

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The US Army Rolls Along in January at Innovative-IDM HQ

Posted January 4, 2021 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: IIDM Behind the Scenes

Army vet Causey (r) and Arriaga unfurl the colors of the U.S. Army for flagpole #3 at Innovative-IDM HQ today.

A new month means a changing of the guard on flagpole #3 at our Lewisville, Texas, HQ.

Army veteran Danny Causey (right) from our IT department was the honorary flag raiser and assisted our director of flag services, Carlos Arriaga. Several Army veterans in our HQ office were unable to attend the ceremony, including field service techs Percy Foster and Dennys Aguilar (who were out helping customers). For February, we are anxiously awaiting the unfurling of the banner of the United State Coast Guard. Oh, and the official Army song? The Army Goes Rolling Along.

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