Yaskawa

Busted Chops from a Teammate

Posted August 22, 2008 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Innovative Automation, Omron, Parker, Wago, Yaskawa

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Go ahead, ask Jeffery Miller about it. At IA, the company is divided into teams who compete each month to see who can dole out the most LEGENDARY customer service. Points are awarded for legendary acts and the winning team gets a half day off and their names on the LCS Cup.

Miller's own teammate, Michael Mueller, busted Miller's chops for not taking enough credit for customer service acts in our morning meetings this month. Miller, on the other hand, has been busy out selling Yaskawa, Parker, Omron, WAGO and other products. We'll see what happens at the meeting this morning.

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Welcome: Yaskawa J1000 Drive

Posted August 20, 2008 by Pepper Hastings

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Neil, Todd and the marketing guys at Yaskawa got this out to us Friday and I intended to put the information here this past weekend.

But it rained Saturday and Sunday in North Texas (in August!) and all most of us could do was just stand stupified and watch.

So, a belated welcome to the newest drive from Team Y, the Yaskawa J1000. You can get all the FAQs on this little powerhouse here.

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V1000 Horsepower Under the Hood?

Posted August 1, 2008 by Pepper Hastings

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Yaskawa has climbed aboard as a rear quarter panel sponsor for veteran short-track driver Adam Regnier when he drives the at Dells Raceway Park this summer in Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

Through the July 26 weekend, Regnier was in 13th place out of 30 drivers within the Pure Stock Division with 876 total points on the season. Leonard Raupp leads the points race with 1,263. No word on whether Regnier's No. 73 Monte Carlo is powered by a V1000.

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Ramping to 10 Million AC Drives: Yaskawa Milestones

Posted July 24, 2008 by Pepper Hastings

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In June, Yaskawa said it shipped its 10 millionth AC drive since 1974 of production. 

Raw math says that's about 300,000 drives shipped per year, but the uptick is much more dramatic than that. Here's a look at how the demand for Yaskawa AC drives ramped up over the past three decades.

Click on the image (above) for a closer look at this interesting timeline graphic.

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One Less Thing For You to Worry About

Posted July 14, 2008 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: customer service, Innovative Automation, Yaskawa

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Let's face it. Nobody likes orders that don't ship on time. We hate it, our customers hate it. Our goal is 100 percent on time shipments, but from time to time stuff happens.

We put ourselves in our customers' shoes and thought: "Would I rather call in and find out why my order is late or would I rather have Innovative call me ahead of time and alert me to potential delays."

The answer was obvious, and now thanks to some nifty software, we call you if there is a chance of a late shipment.  One more thing you don't have to worry about when you deal with Innovative Automation and its legendary customer service.

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Reason #284 to Work At Innovative Automation: Steak for Lunch

Posted July 10, 2008 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Innovative Automation, Omron, Parker, Schmersal, Wago, Yaskawa

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If you are an engineer or an expert service technician for automation machinery, you really should consider joining Team Innovative. Our mission is to provide legendary customer service and products, like Yaskawa, Wago, Parker, Omron, ABB and Schmersal.

In the meantime, from time to time Michael (top left) will take up a collection, head to the grocery and pick up some steaks for lunch. Another great reason to work for Innovative Automation -- Michael's bbq skills! Beats the heck out of Subway.

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