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IFM Electronic Ltd

Kingsway Business Park
Oldfield Road
Hampton
Middlesex
TW12 2HD
United Kingdom

Telephone : 0208 213 2212
Fax : 020 8213 2228
Email : mel.lewis@ifm.com
Web : www.ifm.com/uk


Editorial archive;

Edge controller offers flexible digitalisation solution 18/07/2022
As well as facilitating exchange of data between industrial control systems and cloud platforms the new edgeController from ifm electronic also provides freely programmable control functionality and versatile visualisation options in a single compact unit. Full Story...

The driving force behind Industry 4.0 success 04/07/2022
Suzanne Gill finds out what makes a sensor ‘smart’ and what role these smart devices have to play in helping achieve Industry 4.0 goals. Full Story...

Ultrasonic sensing solution for wet environments 03/05/2022
Wet environments coupled with aggressive chemical cleaning can make non-contact ultrasonic distance measurement and level sensing challenging. The UIT300 full-metal ultrasonic sensors range from ifm electronic is said to offer a solution, ensuring long life, even in demanding environments. Full Story...

Vision sensors make light work of inspection and quality control 11/04/2022
Thanks to user-friendly application software, even inexperienced users will be able to easily and quickly configure the new Dualis 2D vision sensors to perform complex and demanding inspection and recognition tasks, says ifm. Full Story...

Inductive sensors with analogue output and IO-Link 17/01/2022
Inductive proximity sensors in the new IF60xx range from ifm electronic offer compatibility with existing installations and additional functionality that provides benefits in new applications. Full Story...

Vibration-resistant Ethernet switches 09/11/2021
ifm electronic has introduced a range of Ethernet switches which offer high vibration and shock resistance, complemented by extended temperature and voltage operating ranges. Full Story...

Configure and monitor IO-Link devices via smart devices 12/10/2021
The new IO-Link Bluetooth adaptor from ifm electronic enables IO-Link devices to be readily accessed using a standard smartphone, providing a fast and convenient way of parameterising the devices, as well as making it easy to monitor their operation. Full Story...

Cost-effective integration of digital I/O into IO-Link 28/06/2021
With the new extension modules in the AL2xxx range from ifm electronic, digital inputs and outputs can be cost-effectively added to IO-Link systems. Full Story...

Safety interlocks use RFID technology 08/09/2020
Safety interlocks in the new MN7XX series from ifm electronic use RFID technology in combination with unique actuator coding, which is said to render tampering and unauthorised operation virtually impossible. Full Story...

RFID antenna, evaluation electronics and fieldbus interface in a single module 11/05/2020
With a long user-adjustable operating range and a choice of fieldbus interfaces, HF RFID systems, which form part of the DTE60x range from ifm electronic, are said to be suited to use in a range of production line applications.  Full Story...

RFID antennas over IO-Link 29/01/2019
The onward march of IO-Link seems unstoppable and for good reason, with advantages such as much more data and diagnostics for minimal extra cost. Ifm electronic has one of the largest offerings of IO-Link sensors on the market and an established range of RFID systems which combine the technologies. Full Story...

RFID antennas over IO-Link 14/01/2019
The latest RFID antenna range from ifm electronic is suited to a range of applications thanks to flexible parameter settings, improved diagnostics and simple implementation. Full Story...

Vibration monitoring in hazardous areas 04/02/2014
Permanent vibration monitoring is key to ensuring that any damage or wear to plant assets are detected before serious breakdown can occur. The VSP acceleration sensor from ifm electronic is designed to detect measurement values in atmospheres with a highly explosive potential, which are typical in many chemical, pharmaceutical, food and mining applications. Full Story...

Frequency-to-current converter 08/10/2013
To provide accurate control of, for example, a conveyor motor speed, a feedback of the actual speed of the adjacent machine is usually required. If this is only available as a pulse sequence the new DW2503 from ifm electronic can offer a solution. Full Story...

Miniature sensors 09/08/2011
New varieties of miniature photoelectric sensors have been introduced by ifm electronic Full Story...

Sensor cuts out calibration 01/10/2007
A sensors, networking and control systems specialist claims to obviate the need for regular calibration with its TAD series temperature sensors. Full Story...

Redundant temperature sensing: ‘Goodbye, calibration’ 01/10/2006
Sensor drift will cause inaccurate measurements, but ifm has come up with a solution: a self-monitoring sensor that is guaranteed to go for five years without calibration. Full Story...