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Software solutions from ifm

Software, hardware, consulting and implementation from a single source.

Industry 4.0 – the new trend in manufacturing - the vision of intelligent worldwide networking and communication in the manufacturing industry. With the LINERECORDER Framework the ifm group offers the ideal solution. Make your manufacturing processes more transparent, optimise your production and organise your quality assurance.

ifm develops and supplies standardised and practical software modules that help you to increase your efficiency. Starting with the creation of data in the sensors with digital IO-Link as input signal, via defined gateways and without intervening with the existing IT company structure.

LINERECORDER product portfolio

Software, hardware, consulting and implementation from a single source.

The hardware and software components allow direct networking of all connected sensors and actuators with a local server via an Ethernet network. Using this connection, machine data, process parameters and diagnostic data can be directly read and processed by IT.

Software solutions

Make your manufacturing processes more transparent, optimise your production and organise your quality assurance. ifm develops and supplies standardised and practical software modules that help you to increase your efficiency. Use the advantages of the Y path for intelligent solutions from the fields Condition Monitoring, Energy Monitoring, Quality Monitoring, Track and Trace and Remote Services.

TheLINERECORDERproduct portfolio offers standardised cascadable function modules for flexible use for optimisation and quality assurance of the production and process chain.

Interface for factory networking.

The hardware and software components allow direct networking of all connected sensors and actuators with a local server via an Ethernet network. Using this connection, machine data, process parameters and diagnostic data can be directly read and processed by IT.

The heart as communication interface is the ifm LR AGENT, also as embedded version. It can communicate with different technical systems, with the largely inhomogeneous world of sensors, controllers and machines.

LR AGENT ensures bidirectional communication with different communication protocols and is therefore a communication gateway. LR AGENT CP (Connectivity Port) was developed in cooperation with SAP to enable communication with SAP ERP as well as cloud-based solutions such as SAP HANA database.


The software LR SMARTOBSERVER allows continuous condition monitoring, data evaluation and organisation of maintenance of machines and equipment using customer-specific cockpits. The system provides customer-specific reports and analyses as well as alarm management for defined processes.

The software LR DEVICE for parameter setting of IO-Link sensors by means of IO-Link USB and/or IO-Link masters is another link in the chain of optimisation potentials.

This finally completes smart production concepts. Online parameter setting, transparent process data evaluation and monitoring -up to communication with ERP systems.