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The automotive world has been faced in recent years with the greatest transition in a long time. The conventional combustion engine is competing with hybrid and electric drive concepts. Current forecasts of leading business consultants point to strong growth for electric vehicles. The percentage of battery-operated vehicles is predicted to reach about 59% by 2035.

Topics in Focus


Electric motor


Hydrogen and fuel cells

Charging technology

ifm is focusing currently and long-term on five areas in e-mobility. Production of lithium-ion batteries and manufacturing of electric motors are paramount, while issues related to charging technology, battery recycling and manufacturing of fuel cells are monitored long-term.

The lithium-ion battery is the core element of an electric car. In order to be able to withstand competitive pressure and ensure sustainable success, battery producers as well as machine and system engineering companies need to optimise their processes wherever possible.


ifm Offers a Variety of Solutions for This

System availability
Keep the maintenance needs of your plant in view at all times with our systems for vibration analysis and precise digital data transfer via IO-Link. Plan maintenance long-term and minimise the risk of unplanned downtimes. From sensors to infrastructure and on to IT-supported data evaluation, we offer you everything from a single source.
3D-camera, distance sensor or position sensor and more: We offer you a comprehensive product portfolio to automate and above all digitise the work steps and transitions in your plant efficiently. Thanks to the uncomplicated IO-Link communication technology, this is also possible even in existing plants. In this way you can keep your production figures high and ideally improve them still more.
The quality of the end product is the result of implementing each individual processing step in precise detail. Our condition monitoring solutions help you keep a continuous eye on the overall health status of the system and its components. This makes it possible to detect imbalance, wear on tools and other factors that can affect quality at an early stage and eliminate them.

Topic page robotics and automation

Industrial robots and assembly systems are core elements of efficient manufacturing processes with high quality standards. ifm supports the manufacturing industries in the development of automated systems and robotics. From sensor technology to IIoT software, we offer you innovative automation technology for increased overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).

Topic page automotive industry

In the automotive industry, the individual steps in the automated production process must mesh reliably at all times. Whether sensors for monitoring, safety solutions, systems for continuous plant monitoring or vision sensors for quality control - ifm offers future-proof solutions for holistic process automation.

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