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Customer Down. We Go the Extra Mile — about 270 of them — to fix it.

Posted May 28, 2020 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Blog, customer service, Yaskawa Drives

AC drive on the fritz means line is down -- no bueno.

Late yesterday, our Dallas-based customer had a Yaskawa F7 drive generating error codes. Their bottling line was down. Customer called us to see if we could send someone to look at it immediately.

One of our sales engineers, Mason Godwin, walked through the error codes over the phone with the customer and determined there was a failure at the board level inside the drive.

Customer had two options: Take the circuit board out of the drive and send it to us for troubleshooting and repairs (could take several days, if repairable). Or, install a new Yaskawa A1000, 150 HP drive, which was on the shelf at our Houston location (would take less than 24 hours). Customer opted for new drive option.

Customer services reps coordinated with a courier service to pick up the drive in Houston and hot-shot it to Dallas. Drive left Houston after 7 p.m. and arrived at customer site around 1 a.m., where our field service tech Dennys Aguilar was on standby to install and commission the drive.

Today, Godwin will pick up the old F7 drive and send it to our repair depot so the customer has a back-up on the shelf should this happen to one of their production lines in the future.

Parts in stock. Technically competent sales engineers. On-site 24/7 field service techs available. Industrial electronic repairs down to the board level. We are one-stop solution for you. Try us, we like being legendary for our customers.

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Wittenstein Gearboxes and Configurator Demo

Posted April 15, 2020 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Blog, Wittenstein

There are chapters in the timeline you can hover on for easy reference.

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Another Happy Customer

Posted April 8, 2020 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Blog, Electronics Repair

Here's another email we received last month about our industrial electronics repairs service.

From: Michael
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:55 PM
To: Jeremy Morgan <Jeremy.Morgan@iidm.com>
Subject: IMPORTANT!

Hey Jeremy,
Hope You’re Doing Good

Innovative IDM and Jeremy Morgan have been a great partner with us in helping keep our customers up and running. As an elevator company that services equipment that needs to be running 24 hours a day they are instrumental in quick turnarounds on Controller Drive Repairs to get the customer back fully operational ASAP.

Jeremy has helped me numerous times with finding obsolete and very specialized parts I couldn’t find anywhere else.

We have never had to return a faulty drive to them due to it not being repaired properly. I recommend Innovative IDM to anybody that has a burnt up controller drive the need repaired quickly and correctly.

Michael
Parts

 

 

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Ansel Adams? No, Innovative Automation in Houston.

Posted March 31, 2020 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Uncategorized

trainjumper

This photo seems to depict a romantic tale of Depression-era rail riding, when migrating workers known as Hobos rode the rails following the crop harvest southward. Coffee and vittles at dusk -- with maybe a homemade pie from a local sympathizer -- were the end to many nights for the vagabonds of the 1930s.

In fact, this is Stephen Weatherley, Innovative's Houston sales manager, climbing over a train to get to his next appointment on Monday.

Photo was taken not by Ansel Adams, but by Nick Roeder, Innovative sales pro who already had made the climb.

We stop at nothing to get to our appointments on time. -- PH

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