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
Hydrogen and fuel cells
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
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.