Yaskawa Drives

‘Twas the Monday before Christmas . . .

Posted December 27, 2021 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Blog, Yaskawa Drives

'Twas the Monday before Christmas and all through the shift, an F7 in Waco had just spit the bit . . .

A Yaskawa F7 drive, to be precise: the control board was causing issues and the our customer called us for field service help.

We found a replacement control board at our repair depot in Houston and our technician (Kyle) drove it to Waco same day to troubleshoot. While doing the onsite repair, Kyle found the root of the problem: The F7 drive itself needed repairing.

Kyle couriered the drive 170 miles back to Houston for an Emergency Breakdown Service. By Wednesday night, our repair team had scraped a "softball-sized worth of dust and grime" off the critical components, had refurbished the F7 and load tested the drive. Back to Waco, ;the delivery and start-up happened on Thursday.

We excel when your plant has an emergency breakdown. The IDM in our name stands for Industrial Drive Maintenance. Try us.

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We Installed 42 Yaskawa GA500 micro-drives in JUST 12 HOURS from start to finish

Posted October 25, 2021 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Blog, Yaskawa Drives

I wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve seen or heard the success stories of Yaskawa’s Beat the Clock challenge. In a minute or less anyone can program a Yaskawa Drive with a ControlLogix to run through Ethernet/IP.

A success story of our own happened recently when one of Innovative IDM’s Controls Engineers, Ky Anderson, and Lead Field Support Engineer, Ashesh Patel, take this challenge a step further.

They installed 42 Yaskawa GA500 micro-drives in JUST 12 HOURS from start to finish. This included:
·        Unboxing
·        Assembly of Ethernet options card
·        Programming
·        Testing to run production for Pressure regulation for Air conveyor system by PID close loop speed control of blower Motor.

How we achieved in just 12 hours:
1.  Easy drive programming using the Drive Wizard tools in box without hooking up power to the drive!
2.  Field Engineer/Technician's love Yaskawa products because they are easy and efficient to install!
3.  After the install, warranty registration done from the DriveWizard App and Model details input from QR code on Drive.

You must be wondering one thing…Why would the customer replace 42 working drives?
1.  Well, that’s simple, Historically, Yaskawa drives have demonstrated extremely high reliability with an average MTBF (mean time between failure) of 28 years or more.
2.  Customer replaced 32 drives out of 42 drives in last 14 years, and some of them more than once from their other drive suppliers. (Picture shows only 10 drives out of 42 has original TAG on it.)
3.  24X7x365 lights off operations need reliable and efficient drives.

-- Post and photos by Ashesh Patel


 

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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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VFDs for Your Modern Facility: No-Cost Webinar April 6

Posted March 26, 2021 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Blog, Yaskawa Drives

No-cost webinar, April 6, 11 a.m. CDT

Join us Tuesday April 6, 11 am CST.

Anyone responsible maintaining, upgrading or designing automation equipment would benefit from attending VFDs for Your Modern Facility, a 40-minute no-cost webinar about the advantages of deploying Variable Frequency Drives in your facility.

Register NOW. You will learn about:

*VFD applications you must consider
*Drawbacks of across the line operations
*How to select the right VFD for your application
*Energy, Equipment Wear and other advantages of using a VFD

REGISTER TODAY

 

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Yaskawa AC Drive Transition Guide: V1000 to GA500

Posted February 8, 2021 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Buzzard, Yaskawa Drives

The GA500 is available and will replace the V1000. Download the drive transition guide or give us a call to discuss the details. The guide is to help you replace Yaskawa V1000 series AC drives with Yaskawa GA500 AC drives. Replacement should be conducted by qualified personnel familiar with AC drive installation -- Innovative-IDM has field service techs on call 24/7 if you need assistance.

The Yaskawa GA500:

• Operates any motor on any network
• DriveWorksEZ® improves customization by eliminating a PLC and simplified wiring
• Integrated braking transistor
• Integrated EMC filter (optional)
• Integrated 24 VDC power supply supports use of external sensors without extra power supply.

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