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  1. Industry 4.0
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Industry 4.0 – The IIoT-ToolKit from ifm

Discover the unique "digital tool case" from ifm, full of practical solutions for the digital update of your machine.
Never before has it been so important to allow the collection and use of relevant and important data. Only an optimum insight into the systems will make it possible for you to take the right decisions for your maintenance and production control. This will give you the security that the production requirements of tomorrow will be met.
It starts with the IO-Link capable sensor from ifm and will go through all levels of production and company control step by step.

Ready for the future

Get information from data
In the 'Industrial Internet of Things' (IIoT) installations and machines get into contact with each other. In the cloud, each machine can be represented by a digital twin in a virtual factory. Even if they do not use the same language due to their own control systems, we establish the connection to the virtual factory. With the target to get information from their data. For efficient use, they give details on the state of the machines, on required maintenance, on potentials to increase productivity, on options to save energy and much more.

Smart solutions

The all-in-one solution from ifm: Products – Services – Software
The IIoT-ToolKit from ifm allows a continuous flow of information from the shop floor (machine infrastructure) to the top floor (IT infrastructure). At the interface of the Y path, hardware and software components are interconnected in an intelligent way.

The process, machine and diagnostic data provided via IO-Link can now be read, evaluated and diagnosed in detail using the ifm software solutions. With minimal integration effort - even possible during operation - the IIoT tool kit enables to trigger and control follow-up activities and processes in the smart factory.

Our technologies to meet your challenges

Software Solutions by ifm

The LINERECORDER product portfolio provides standardised cascadable function modules for flexible use for optimisation and quality assurance of the production and process chain.

LR DEVICE For parameter setting of IO-Link sensors
LR SMARTOBSERVER The condition monitoring software for data evaluation and organisation of maintenance of machines and equipment by using customer-specific cockpits
LR AGENT Universal data interface for controllers, fieldbuses and sensors to enable bidirectional data exchange


Success stories for the future

ifm Application Solutions

Condition-based maintenance – benefit from more efficiency and quality:

Continuous diagnostics
Condition-based maintenance as required instead of fixed service intervals. Replacement of parts can be planned.

Reduce costs

Early diagnosis
Basic monitoring; vibration diagnostics on rolling element bearings. Early detection of motor damage, dry running or cavitation.

Prevention of unplanned downtime

Maximum efficiency
Data acquisition and analysis. Cleaning as required.

Process optimisation

Easy integration
Application solution from the sensor to the evaluation and network-based analysis tool.

Implementation independent of one's own IT department

Can be extended to other applications and ERP systems.

From sensor to ERP

Best practice "made by ifm"

Being a specialist for automation technology with 50 years of experience in industrial manufacturing ifm is your reliable partner for the introduction and implementation of tailor-made digitisation solutions on the way to the smart factory.
Sound hardware and software competence together with visionary ideas guarantee your continuous progress.

Our cooperation with you starts where added value can be generated for you directly.

  • Optimisation of production and maintenance processes,
  • increased efficiency and effectiveness,
  • less cost,
  • competitive advantages and growth chances

Discover the smart industry 4.0 references of our customers – made by ifm

Iveco - Intelligent diagnostics in the body shop

Ready for industry 4.0 with ifm system solutions

STARRAG - ifm IO-Link sensors provide more information for better processes

Digital upgrade by using IO-Link sensors from ifm

FCA - from cyclical to condition-based maintenance

With ifm IIoT solutions to gold status

SFH - 30 % time saving by intelligent ifm solutions

ifm system solutions for the digital upgrade

SMART LOCK - detect damage early

Predictive maintenance with ifm vibration diagnostics

AGV - predictive 3D cameras for fast and reliable pallet handling

The ifm 3D camera used at the company Tecnoferrari

Become IIoT pioneer now!

Here is the practical approach!

From the individual sensor to an overall business solution - the ifm solutions are scalable so that the digitisation of your company is implemented in steps according to your wishes. Industry 4.0 is feasible – with the right partner it is easier than you might think.

Component Packaging Application

A very easy start into a promising and trouble-free future
Benefit from this chance to be among the pioneers of digital technology as well as from the many advantages. Everything is running smoothly, standstills or even downtimes of a complete installation are a thing of the past. There will be more room for new projects.

ifm will accompany you on your way. Depending on your requirements the ifm system sales will support you right from the beginning – from strategic advice, the development of individual software and hardware solutions and their corresponding implementation to advanced services.
Together we will make your project successful.

ifm system sales network
Your personal ifm system sales engineer will provide you with the entire ifm know-how to implement and optimise your plant monitoring. We are there for you.

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The ifm system sales team will be pleased to give you personal advice.

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