Complete industrial automation solutions from IFP bring unprecedented increases in performance and quality to give our customers a substantial competitive edge.

IFP Automation’s ultrafast control solutions are redefining automation.

We offer everything needed for machine and system automation. Our control system products work together seamlessly and are complimented by a variety of accessory manufacturer components. B&R Automation products used in systems from IFP allow your machine to perform better, reduce your engineering time, and give you an innovation edge versus your toughest competition. (3 minute video)

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HMI & Industrial PC - Visualization & Operation

Visualization and Operation

From two-line displays to high-resolution graphics with touch screens. The right HMI for every application.

Industrial PCs & HMI

Fully scalable industrial PC solutions for high-performance applications. Computing power, displays, operational elements, operating systems and interfaces can be optimized for the individual requirements.

Custom HMI Systems

Developing customized devices is a standard procedure for us. A formalized department is dedicated to fulfilling the needs of customers with individually customized hardware.  A custom operating unit from our partner B&R, in your own corporate design and technically optimized for your application, will generate competitive advantage for your company. Standard devices are not always the best solution for unique requirements. Technical demands and special designs require specially tailored operating units.

I/O Systems

IP 20  In-Cabinet I/O Systems

Switching cabinets are becoming obsolete – flexible and configurable remote I/O systems reduce wiring, increase stability and can be adapted to any environment.

IP67 On-Machine IO

The X67 IO System is compatible with our X20 System, allowing the modules to be combined as needed. In addition, the IP67 protection makes them especially well-suited for harsh environmental conditions. A wide variety of available field busses are available for these IO products. Both safety IO and traditional IO types are available.

Network and Fieldbus

Fieldbus and IT networks are standards in automation today. IFP’s systems support the most common fieldbus systems and networks.

Control Systems

Control Systems

Scalable systems from space-saving, cost-effective machine controllers to large systems with distributed intelligence. A wide range of I/O components and screw-in modules always provide the right connections.

Robotic Applications

The openROBOTICS innovation allows our engineers to help you open new dimensions of robotics integration for machinery and production lines. The solution is based on a full lineup of COMAU robots that handle payloads ranging from 3 to 650 kilograms. A uniform programming environment for every component, including the robot itself. Traditionally, robotics and machinery have always relied on separate controllers or gateways. Today, B&R control systems can now perform both the general automation tasks along with full robot control.

Motion Control - Drives, Motors & Gearboxes

Motion Control

Speed and precision to meet the highest demands with built-in technology functions for flexible operation. Safety functions and “Plug & Play” in the power transmission system allow for solutions that will set you in motion.

Servo Drives

Increased production quantities, faster production cycles, improved quality and greater precision are a reality with servo drives from IFP.We off a full spectrum of drive technology, including compact drives, single-axis/multi-axis, distributed, motor mounted, and frequency inverters.

Variable Frequency Drives

Intelligence combined with efficiency – Increased performance for industrial machines – Improved competitiveness and protection for your systems with reduced energy consumption and lower service costs

Servo & Stepper Motors

The right motor for any job. Choose from a broad spectrum of motors, gearboxes and motor/gearbox assemblies. B&R develops its components to meet the specific needs of both standard and specialty machinery in a wide range of industries – from metalworking to food and beverage. Choose from our selected list of standard motors for exceptionally fast delivery.

Product types include compact and regular servo motors, servo gear motors, torque motors, & stepper motors.

AC Induction Motors

Cost-effective and efficient.  We offer electric motors for industrial, commercial and agricultural applications. We offer these motors in various configurations and types whether you need a motor for a general purpose application or a severe duty process application we have you covered. Our partners stock low voltage AC motors from one-third to 600 horsepower in 5 regional warehouses for quick delivery.

Our motor options also include definite purpose motors for features necessary for specific applications including rock crushing, farm duty, jet pump, various harsh environment work, and more.

Gearboxes

Innovative and efficient gearboxes that stand up to the highest demands, and include planetary gears, angular gearboxes, and servo gear motors across a variety of performance levels.

Software

Automation Studio Software 

Integrated software development environment that contains tools for all phases of a project. The controller, drive, communication and visualization can all be configured in one environment. That reduces both integration time and maintenance costs.

Software Blocks for Common Machine Functions

Our Modular Application software blocks (mapp) simplify the development of new programs and reduce the development time for new machines and systems by an average of 67%.

HMI Software
HMI / SCADA Software for Industrial, Instrumentation & Embedded Systems. InduSoft is a powerful HMI SCADA software platform that provides supervisory control and data acquisition applications. InduSoft Web Studio is a truly unique development and runtime software that incorporates all the tools users need to create SCADA HMI applications, dashboards and OEE interfaces.

Robotics

SCARA Robots

Comau’s Rebel S family is a modular concept to answer the growing market demand in the small robot sector for high speed “Pick & Place” applications in general industry.

Comau Racer 6-axis General Industry Robots

​A world-class robot that doesn’t skimp on style. With their unmatched pace and movement fluidity, Racer robots deliver optimal efficiency and technological excellence wrapped up in a sharp new design.

Palletizing Robots

Fast and Robust Palletizing Robots. Specifically designed for palletizing, handling and high-speed operations, innovative palletizing robots that deliver performance levels that may even surprise you.

Teach Pendants 

Enhanced ergonomics, wrist fatigue reduction, ease of use, reduced overall weight, increased moveability. The power is in your hands.

Robot Controllers

Fast processing, modular system for drive units, I/O and fieldbus, free and ergonomic space for application functions integration, compact dimensions. All you need under control.

Robot Application Software
Our application software packages are able to manage the most commonly used technological processes and include an easy-to-use GUI for imputing process parameters, customizing process behaviors and monitoring statuses.


Safety Technology

Safety Technology 

Safety shut-offs do not always have to involve a full machine shutdown. Smart, safe reactions to various situations provide safety without always stopping the production process. Intelligent, decentralized and integrated safety technology that is simple to operate and that reaches extremely high reaction times opens up an entirely new range of machine safety concepts.

Safety Light Curtains

IFP can provide a full line of Safety Light Curtains. Our products include Category 2 and Category 4 Light Curtains with fixed or floating blanking are available with lots of stock. Easy wiring and mounting features allows for the industry’s simplest solutions to your safety applications. Available from 6″ to 70″ protective height, and long 19 meter operating distances. Fast response times, along with accessory features like digital displays for diagnostics and alignment make these products very flexible and easy to use.

Sensors

General Automation Sensors

World class sensor products for general automation usage.  Includes types:

• Proximity Sensors
• Photoelectric Sensors
• Safety Light Curtains
• Sensor Connectivity Cables & Boxes
• Encoders
• Identification Solutions
• Photoelectric Sensors
• Proximity Sensors
• Registration Sensors
• Safety

Position Sensors
Includes AMETEK’s line of linear & rotary position sensors and transducers

Process Control Sensors

Instruments for monitoring, measuring and regulating flow, pressure, level and temperature.

Vision

Vision Sensors & Systems

Baumer VeriSens® is a compact image processing system in the shape of a sensor. As an inline solution, different product features can be easily verified directly after a manufacturing step so that defective parts can be sorted out immediately.   Flexibility and versatility of image based part verification is a must for many users today. As a complete image processing system, it includes all necessary hardware and software.

Actuators and Rail

Linear Actuators

Linear actuators, linear motion systems and linear motion guides

Electric Cylinders

An industry-leading range of linear actuators and cylinders for pneumatic, electric and hydraulic systems.

Rail

Linear and telescopic guides & rail – includes linear caged ball bearings and recirculating ball bearings rails, with different profiles and types of sliders. The Rollon linear rails feature hardened raceways and are used in a wide range of industrial applications, including railway, aerospace, medical, logistics, specialty vehicles and industrial machinery.

Accessories

Remote Connectivity Products

A simple and secure solution for remote maintenance that functions as secure gateway to easily maintain and diagnose machinery from remote locations.  Allows for significant savings with low investment costs. Access rights for up to 10,000 machines can be stored for connectivity with an integrated firewall & connection via LAN, WLAN or mobile network.

This ensures optimal service even for facilities in remote locations without the expense of dispatching a field technician.

Cable & Hose Tray Carriers

CATRAC & SNAPTRAC product lines are offered from Ametek Gemco. Designed to be maintenance free and to protect cables and hoses from abrasion, wear and twisting. Allows to safely and efficiently convey power, electrical, air, or fluid to equipment in motion.

SNAPTRAC®  offer a light weight, low cost carrier for protected and controlled movement of cables and hoses.

Cables and Accessories

We provide an extensive assortment of accessories in order to meet the demands of complete system solutions.

Power Supplies

Our power supply components fit perfectly into the implementation of complete system solutions. Our power supplies have either a single-phase or three-phase design and provide a wide input voltage range as well as a stable output voltage.

Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) and Buffer Modules

IFP offers UPSs and buffer modules in order to bridge short power interruptions and be able to handle longer power failures.