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Automation in the real world

Every day, millions of ifm sensors are used in a variety of plants and machines worldwide. Our communication and control systems are the basis for a problem-free process flow. Learn how and in what target industries our customers use ifm systems and how former challenges have become real success stories.

Get inspired and find out how you can implement your requirements on an automated system using our solutions, easily and reliably.

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Application report: Boehringer Ingelheim

Precise prediction of wear limits

The path to condition-based maintenance in pharmaceutical ventilation technology at Boehringer Ingelheim

Application report: Lower Murray Water

A clear view for clear water

In Australia, the MVQ valve sensor is ensuring reliable backflushing processes in a water treatment plant

Application report: Midvaal Water Company

Modern pump monitoring with IO-Link

Condition monitoring ensures regional water supply in South Africa

Application report: Meckatzer

Retrofit with IO-Link

Modernised equipment for the Meckatzer brewery

Application report: Bucher

A powerful controller for automated pipe cleaning

Automation technology for municipal vehicles

Application report: Agrometer

The Danish company Agrometer produces pump vehicles used for spreading liquids and substances on agricultural land. The units are controlled by a powerful mobile controller from ifm.

Robust PLC for field applications

IO-Link Case studies

further application examples of our customers

Find out the advantages that IO-Link can offer you and discover our case studies

Application report: ISV-Umwelt

Clean separation achieved

Compact plant for dewatering biomass

Application report: staedler automation

Spaetzle „al dente“

Sensors monitor industrial cooking systems

Application report: ASP

Increased safety – lower cost

Collision avoidance on side loader

Application report: ia: industrial analytics GmbH

Detecting flaws in production, increasing performance

Transparent processes: looking into the black box

Application report: Reachstacker O3M

Collision avoidance in reverse gear

3D sensors: Safe manoeuvring instead of colliding

Application report: Risse + Wilke Kaltband GmbH

Retrofit your vehicles with collision protection

Forklift drivers need a high level of concentration when manoeuvring in reverse.

Application report: Unchained Robotics

Sorting with unfailing precision

3D sensor as the heart of a pick & place solution

Application report: Cimt GmbH

Sensor technology in dental milling machines

Clever automation with IO-Link and RFID

Application report: Skanderborg Bryghus

Flexible sensors for individual beer

IO-Link sensors guarantee an optimum brewing process

Application report: BEUMER

3D safety check for the suitcase roller coaster

Baggage position control and measurement using a 3D sensor

Application report: GKN Aerospace

Engine production without turbulences

Sensors monitor the production process and make maintenance calculable

Application report: Leksands

Leksands – Automated tradition

Sensors support the crisp bread production in Sweden

Application report: lock in Eefde

Predictable maintenance

Lock in Eefde – World Class Maintenance

Application report: Scania

Scania – Automatic machine protection

Vibration monitoring protects machine tools

Application report: STERIFLOW

Digitisation of autoclaves

STERIFLOW relies on IO-Link technology from ifm

Application report: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Italy

ifm solutions for condition-based maintenance in the FCA plant in Verrone

"The plant in Verrone produces manual and automatic transmissions for all medium-sized cars of the FCA group."

Application report: Opel

O3D – View from the top

3D camera replaces several sensors for position monitoring

Application report: Gregoire

Grape harvesting machine

Automatic grape harvesting with ifm

Application report: HeiVi AG

Thoughts outside the box

Cold storage management using "zero flow" control

Application report: ifm ecomatic

Production line for joining and dosing processes

Sensors monitor the application of 2-component media.

Application report: IVECO

Condition-based maintenance

Diagnostics in the body shop

Application report: Starrag Technology

Digital upgrade with IO-Link

More information from the sensor

Application report: demo factory Aachen

Thermal flow meter with IO-Link for machine tools

In the production of the demo factory in Aachen various metal sheets of different thicknesses are processed.

Application report: Ramaplast

Energy management, -efficiency, -saving and -monitoring

Energy management as in the case of the company RAMAPLAST

Application report: SFH

SFH optimise plant using IO-Link solutions from ifm

ifm and SFH: Successful cooperation in digitisation of the machines

What is your success with ifm?

Have you implemented an interesting application with hardware or software from ifm? How do our sensors help to optimise your process operations? Let us know! We will be happy to present your solution in the next issue of "Application Reports". Present your know-how to a broad audience! Of course, this will be free of charge for you.