ifm electronic GmbH

ifm electronic GmbH

  • ISO 9001 : 2015
  • ISO 14001:2015
  • EMAS :2020
  • ISO/IEC 27001

ifm electronic GmbH

  • ISO 9001 : 2015
  • ISO 14001:2015
  • EMAS :2020

About ifm electronic GmbH

Close to you

After many years of intensive cooperation with our customers we have established ourselves in the market as service-oriented sensor specialists and today we are represented by more than 7,300 employees in over 95 countries worldwide. Even though we have grown into a big company we have still maintained the virtues of the founding years: The flexibility and individuality of a small enterprise and the quality and professionalism of a group. And our customers are still today in the centre of our work - close to you.
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connecting cable

Sockets are generally used in automation technology to connect sensors and actuators with connectors to splitter boxes.

Even when fastened by hand, a perfec...

Rotary Encoders

In many manufacturing and production processes, in mobile machines and in the area of renewable energies encoders have become established as reliable instruments to ensure precise positioning. They...

Closing caps

  • Protective caps ensuring the protection rating even if sockets are not used
  • Nuts for the reliable fixing of sensors with threaded sleeve
  • Label tags for the reliable marki...

Vision Sensors

In automation technology visions sensors are an integral part of assembly and manufacturing tasks as well as quality control. In a robust, industrially compatible housing, they combine lighting, le...

Conductivity Sensors

Solid tip prevents breakage
Reduce inaccuracies associated with a time-based cleaning process
Flexible process adjustments increase system efficiency
Improved performance thanks to I...

Connecting elements (IO-Link)

Safety module for IO-Link
8 safe OSSD inputs
4 powerful outputs with separate 24 V supply
PROFIsafe telegram tunnelled via IO-Link
Safety to SIL 3 and PLe
IO-Link for safet...

fail-safe sensors for mobole machines

  • safety sensor enters the safe state, logic “0”, as soon as the sensor is damped
  • Installation costs and time reduced as the target is only required in the end position

Collision protection for automated guided vehicle systems

  • 3D camera also detects obstacles above the detection zone of conventional safety laser scanners
  • The system optimises the collision warning based on speed and steering angle <...

flow sensor

Improved performance thanks to IO-Link

  • Flexible parameter setting, diagnostics and data handling thanks to IO-Link

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Touch sensors

Touch sensors

Capacitive touch sensors can be used, for example, as a start and stop button on machines, as enable switches and for opening and closing gates. Compared to m...

Fibre optic sensors and amplifiers

Fibre optic systems

Fibre optic systems are used where mounting space for photoelectric standard sensors is restricted. The evaluation unit and the fibre optics are mounted...

Distance sensors

PMD technology

PMD sensors with time-of-flight measurement (PMD = Photonic Mixer Device) combine the following advantages: long range, reliable background suppression, visi...

This year, ifm has won the award “Factory of the year” in the category Excellent Location Safeguarding by Digitalization.
Family is of great importance within the ifm group. This does not only show in its unique atmosphere but also in its systematic, family-friendly HR policy.
In the past 50 years, ifm electronic has evolved from a small sensor manufacturer into a hidden champion with a considerably extended portfolio. The family-run group of companies employs currently about 7,000 staff and is aiming for an annual turnover of 1 billion euros.