Deploy Cobots to Combat Staffing Woes

Posted May 20, 2022 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Blog, Omron, Robotics, Uncategorized


In an environment where worker shortages continue to stifle output, automation is becoming more essential. Learn how incorporating the Omron TM collaborative robot from Innovative-IDM into your end-user operations can help you streamline repetitive tasks, reduce operating expense, minimize errors, and increase output. Check out more info here.

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Programming an Omron TMCobot Is Easy and Intuitive

Posted May 16, 2022 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Blog, Omron, Robotics

A lack of programming experience doesn’t need to stop you from integrating robotics into your production process. The Omron TM Series cobot interface has simplified, visual flowchart-based software to ensure that even users with no prior experience can program it in minutes. And we have onsite engineers who can help you, too.  Learn more.

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Limited Floor Space? Collaborative Robots Can Fit the Need

Posted May 13, 2022 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Blog, Omron, Robotics

Looking to include industrial robotics in your applications, but restricted by limited space? Innovative-IDM can help. With the Omron TM Series cobot, you can retain a smaller footprint for your production facility and make more economical use of your floor space. We have a robot proof of concept center. Tell us about your application and we can put it to the test. Learn more here.

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Omron Techman Cobot Application Examples

Posted March 10, 2022 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Blog, Omron, Robotics

Here is a gallery of images portraying application uses and creative end effectors for the Omron Techman collaborative robot. Click on one image to scroll through the gallery.

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Robotics Lab Helps Initiatives Surge Forward

Posted December 7, 2016 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Blog, Robotics

Manufacturing plants are investing resources in robotics. Since installing a proof-of-concept robotics lab at its Texas headquarters, Innovative-IDM has seen a surge of curious engineers and plant managers asking the question: "How can robots handle my application?"

Innovative’s robotics lab currently includes multiple robots integrated with conveyors, vision, AC drives, PLCs and pneumatics. It’s a great lab to prepare for an initial robot installation, test applications or further advance knowledge of Omron Adept's SCARA and Parallel machines, as well as Rethink's Collaborative robots. (The lab also has a model of what is claimed to be the world's fastest robot.)

The robotics lab has been busy. In October, IIDM hosted a Robot Day for manufacturing plant executives. And last week, in an effort to stay ahead of customer demands, IIDM brought in more than a dozen of its field technicians and engineers for three days of intensive hands-on training -- this time on the Omron Adept line of robots.

In the past month, IIDM implemented robotics solutions for customers at nearly every branch location -- most recently last Friday in Austin.

Another Robot Day is planned for Q1 2017, and additional training for both customers and IIDM techs is planned as well. If you want to be involved, or if you would like for us to test your proof-of-concept to see if robotics can keep your plant globally competitive, email us at

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