Monthly Archives: April 2022

National Pneumatics Day 2022

Posted April 27, 2022 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Blog, Pneumatics, SMC

Today is National Pneumatics Day, because SMC says it is.
SMC is one of our product lines and the world’s largest supplier of pneumatic components for industrial automation, and it suggests you "celebrate" the day by:
* Minimizing air leaks
* Changing the element in pneumatic air filters
* Reducing the supply pressure from air compressors
OK, ready, set, go.


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Hello Chicagoland: Showcase Educates Customers on Newest Factory Pnuematic Technologies

Posted April 26, 2022 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Uncategorized

The Chicago branches of Innovative-IDM and SMC Pnuematics teamed Friday to host an Pneumatic Innovation Day. More than 40 of our customers and future customers saw a hands-on look at the latest factory pneumatic technologies and enjoyed a tasty McAlister's Deli sandwich and fixin's at the Schaumburg Hampton Inn. We plan to take this show to the southern suburbs later this year. Stay tuned, or ask for details at

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Houston Cornhole Winners

Posted April 12, 2022 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: careers, Employees, IIDM Behind the Scenes


Innovative-IDM's Houston store hosted its 2nd Annual Employee Cornhole tournament, the second stop on the two-stop IIDM Cornhole Tour.

Despite an influx of HQ employees who flooded the tournament in an attempt to take back the title lost in last week's competition, H-Town again prevailed. Dick Harper (pictured in red) and Donny Clark went undefeated in the double elimination, 20-foot event to claim the $100 per person cash prize and the coveted Hole of Corn Trophy.

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Repaired and Refurbished Control Panel

Posted April 7, 2022 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Blog, Control Panel, Industrial Electronics Repair

WE REPAIR INDUSTRIAL DRIVES: On the left is a prefab configured control panel that was sent to us for drive repair. On the right is pictured the same panel after we refurbished it.
Our repair tech removed the "hamster habitat," tidied up the wiring, and replaced the power supply, fans and filters. After the refurb, the panel was powered on and tested on a motor. We have performed this refurb on several panels for this customer. We can help you, too.

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Texas Water 2022

Posted April 5, 2022 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Uncategorized

Our team is exhibiting at Texas Water 2022 in San Antonio this week. Sunbelt Power Controls is our line of pump control panels. If you are in wastewater, pond management or any water pumping related industry, we have pump power controls that could help you. Come see Dean Morris (left) or Mike Juarez through Thursday at the at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

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