Tulsa PLC Training IN PERSON Sept. 14-15

Posted July 15, 2021 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Blog

Back from the pandemic -- IN PERSON training classes. Limited to 6-8 seats per session. This is a two-day class. Contact us at to save your seat in Tulsa. They will go fast.

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Bin Picking and Palletizing with Omron Cobot

Posted June 23, 2021 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Blog, Omron

The Omron TM collaborative robot, available from Innovative-IDM, when equipped with the new 3D vision camera, is able to pick up known objects with random overlapping positions out of a bin. Traditionally, this was difficult to automate because of varying weights, shapes and orientations of objects that require 3D location and different forces during picking. The 3D camera locates objects and sends their coordinates to the robot, while the software makes the advanced calculations required for optimized trajectory and force to pick up objects.

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DC to AC Drive Retrofit Benefits: No-Cost Webinar June 8

Posted June 3, 2021 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Blog, Yaskawa, Yaskawa Drives

Join us Tuesday, June 8, 11 am CDT.

Do you have an older DC drive system in need of upgrading, but your motor is still in good shape or difficult to replace? You will benefit from this 40-minute no-cost webinar.

Register NOW. You will learn about:
*Differences of DC and AC Drives
*DC vs AC performance considerations
*Cost of Ownership Comparisons -- You Will be Surprised.

Please forward to those in your organization who would benefit from knowing more about the benefits of replacing a DC system with a more modern AC drive system. REGISTER TODAY!

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May Day

Posted May 1, 2021 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Blog, Uncategorized

Today at our morning hoopla meeting (right), we danced around the Innovative-IDM Maypole to celebrate several things.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

  1. the end of April
  2. May Day
  3. Our customers
  4. we are free
  5. the fact that May Day and Mayday have very different meanings

Now if you believe all of that malarkey, consider this. We really do have a customer focus meeting EVERY morning at 8:15 a.m. There have been guest appearances by cow tippers, soothsayers, el pollo loco, beanie wienie recipes and lots and lots of motivational techniques.

Customers ARE our focus, and we remind ourselves every morning. Visit us at or call 1.877.906.2100 for WAGO, Yaskawa motion and Yaskawa drives, Parker mechanical, SMC Pneumatics, Wittenstein actuators and alpha gears, plus Omron and many other factory and plant automation products. And don't forget, we have a field service tech group and an industrial electronics repairs department as well.

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Power Measurement in Your Modern Facility: No-Cost Webinar May 4

Posted April 22, 2021 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Blog

No-Cost Webinar May 4. Register today.

Anyone in plant maintenance, management or machine systems designers should be versed in the fundamentals power measurement.

Not only are there compliance issues, there is money and energy to be saved.

This webinar will provide you with the basics of how you can have increased insight int energy consumption by specific machines and systems, as well as the ability to perform basic network analysis and measurement of your power use.


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