Since the beginning of February ifm has been a member of GATE, the professional association of the German airport industry, which has been active worldwide for more than 25 years.
GATE is a German umbrella association for prime airport suppliers and the number one contact and broker worldwide for solving infrastructural tasks in the airport sector. Topics such as information logistics, goods logistics, passenger handling, ground support and integrated airport technology are addressed here. GATE bundles the knowledge of leading German software, systems and equipment suppliers into one strategic alliance. Wide ranging topics such as digitalisation, sustainability, artificial intelligence, autonomous driving, security and baggage handling are discussed in expert forums. The network of trusting relationships and partnerships, joint events, trade fair participation and exchange with major aviation sector players in working groups offer numerous advantages.
By becoming a member of this professional association, ifm predominantly hopes to come into contact with companies in the airport industry and to draw attention to the ifm product portfolio for a wide range of applications in this sector.
The diverse ifm product portfolio combined with application expertise in factory, logistics and process automation is simply ideal for innovative and individual solutions in the airport sector: For instance, 2D/3D vision solutions, such as the O3M sensor for collision avoidance and positioning tasks for passenger stairs, or the O3D sensor equipped with a new AI algorithm "People Counting", which can be used to detect and count people at gates. Also the camera-based code reader O2I500 for reading codes of varying quality.
Curious? The video shows an ifm 3D sensor system for height and distance control in the airport sector: