Our Dallas branch had a great time Monday with the Innovative-IDM Halloween Festival including a Costume Contest and Pumpkin Carving Contest. The Dallas CIA hosted our monthly Buzz’s Bar & Grill, serving up burgers, hot dogs, brats, salad, chips and handmade corn dip made by Beverly from our Admin Group. Following all the festivities, our team members were spooked by cockroaches and severed fingers when they returned to their desk Tuesday morning.
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As we here in Texas groan about high temperatures of summer, it’s important to remember that we aren’t the only ones suffering from the heat. Electronics and heat don’t mix and the combination can be disastrous.
As temperatures rise the number of businesses that lost power or experienced brown increase. During that time, many people turn on their generators or use battery power to keep machines running. What they didn’t realize was – the heat could be damaging their equipment.
Circuit systems within electronics work best at lower temperatures. Allowing systems to run for prolonged periods of time in high temperatures can decrease the longevity and reliability of devices. Solid state electronics actually begin to break down and fry at temperatures much above 120 degrees. However, the hotter the temperature – the less functional the machine will become. Most systems tend to run 10 to 20 degrees hotter than room temperature.
Within the era of technology electronic devices such as drives (VFDs), programable logic controllers (PLCs), human machine interfaces(HMIs) and power supplies have dramatically decreased in size. This causes a lot of systems to run with a higher heat density. While many companies have worked to include cooling systems within their products – cooling systems cannot keep up when devices are left in areas without air conditioning. Believe it or not, just surfing the web on your cellphone or playing games on your laptop may sound like the perfect idea during a blackout, but that heat can even damage them!
When the power is off or it is not stable and rooms temperatures are high, limit use of electronic devices. Cooling units similar to small air conditioners can be purchased and installed to keep equipment cabinets cool. Placing a fan in front of a cabinet with the door open will provide temporary relief, but could cause more environmental damage to the drive by allowing foreign material, dirt and water into the cabinet. Just remember. The longer the use, the hotter the object will get.
If you experience issues with any electronic device after exposure to heat send it to Innovative IDM and we will provide a free evaluation. IIDM also stocks and sells new world class VFDs, PLCs and HMIs and can do turnkey installations. So, if you have a piece of equipment you’d like to check on repairing, contact your IIDM sale representative or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marc Phelps is manager of the Innovative-IDM repair facility in Houston. You can contact him at email@example.com
If you are in the Oklahoma City area on Wednesday, April 6, stop by our Technology Expo. Open house, and lunch is included. Factory technology experts will be on site to answer your questions about pneumatics, motion, automation, I/O, machine controllers, robotics and more. Raffle prizes for the first five people in the door. See you there!
Oklahoma City Technology Expo
Lunch and Learn
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
10am to 4pm (open house)
Residence Inn Marriott
1111 E I-240 Service Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73149
A frameless motor consists of a stator assembly and rotor assembly with permanent magnets. Hall effects may be offered as an option to provide feedback if an encoder is not selected for the application. The frameless motor does not include shaft, bearings, or endbells. The intent is that the motor will be directly integrated into the mechanical structure of the machine (the rotor is connected directly to the machines rotating shaft) leading to an optimized design, reduced footprint, and lighter machine weight. Click here for the full story.
For all your Parker needs call Innovative IDM at 877-906-2100 or send us an email at Info@iidm.com.
Temperature control has taken a giant leap forward with our next generation of controllers – the E5CC/E5EC, which have set new global standards in the crucial areas of precision, user friendliness and control performance. This new series feature large easy-to-read displays, fast simple set up and 50 ms sampling period time. The compact units, which project only 60 mm behind the panel, are also easy to accommodate and install, even in cramped locations.
For more information or to order your Omron E5CC/E5EC Temperature Controller contact Innovative-IDM at 877.906.2100 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.