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Posted July 4, 2022 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Uncategorized

The Spirit of '76 by Archibald Willard

Happy July 4th from the Automation Now blog team!

"He who drinks a fifth on the 4th may not come forth on the 5th." -- George Washington (not really)

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RELIEF! Obsolete Servo Controller Repaired

Posted June 28, 2022 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Blog, Electronics Repair

Our electronic repairs pro Dan Holmes received this card from a customer after he was able to fix an obsolete Jetter digital servo controller. Each controller is unique to its application in the facility, so we could not test it in our shop. After a few back and forths between Innovative-IDM and the customer, Dan had it fixed, much to the approval of a grateful maintenance team at the customer's facility.

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Yaskawa FP605 Drive for Fans and Pumps

Posted June 22, 2022 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: AC Drives, Blog, Yaskawa, Yaskawa Drives

We've been a partner of Yaskawa drives for nearly two decades, so call us about the newest FP605 drive. Easy to install and easy to start up. Features in-box media, intuitive keypad, and software tools to take the drive out of the box and into the field as fast as possible. Find out more -->Here.

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PLC News: Compact Controller 100 from WAGO

Posted June 21, 2022 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Blog, New Product Release, Wago

Innovative-IDM can source PLCs from several of our vendors, inlcluding this new Compact Controller 100 from WAGO. It combines a small-scale PLC and remote I/O, providing flexibility for use in smaller applications. Use this device to interface with other industrial devices using protocols such as MODBUS, EtherNet/IP and EtherCat. The CC100 can be programmed using Codesys 3.5 software at no extra cost.

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Janitor Blows Up Electronic Board with Cleaner

Posted June 7, 2022 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Blog, Industrial Electronics Repair, Industrial Maintenance

Our repair depot in Houston has done repair work on nearly 10,000 different part numbers over the years, including many AC motor controllers. Sometimes, our customers try to do the maintenance themselves, with sometimes disastrous results. Yet when you get notes like this from customers, you only can smile and be glad to help out. It reads, “Our cleaning help said it blew fire balls out the back when he sprayed it with cleaner.” Uh, yeah.

“Our cleaning help said it blew fire balls out the back when he sprayed it with cleaner.”

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Memorial Day 2019, Remembering the Fallen

Posted May 30, 2022 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Blog

Graves at Arlington National Cemetary

The Springtime tribute to those fallen in battle, now known as Memorial Day, has been around since the Civil War era. In 1868, Union Major General James A. Logan declared May 30th as Decoration Day - the words in his order for military posts to decorate graves still ring true today:

“We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance. ... Let pleasant paths invite the coming and going of reverent visitors and fond mourners. Let no neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic.”

3 p.m. on Memorial Day is the National Moment of Remembrance - take a minute today to remember those who have fought and died in defense of our freedom.

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