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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 / 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.
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.
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.
Enhanced ergonomics, wrist fatigue reduction, ease of use, reduced overall weight, increased moveability. The power is in your hands.
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 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.
General Automation Sensors
World class sensor products for general automation usage. Includes types:
• Proximity Sensors
• Photoelectric Sensors
• Safety Light Curtains
• Sensor Connectivity Cables & Boxes
• Identification Solutions
• Photoelectric Sensors
• Proximity Sensors
• Registration 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 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.
Linear actuators, linear motion systems and linear motion guides
An industry-leading range of linear actuators and cylinders for pneumatic, electric and hydraulic systems.
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.
HyperCyl EMA (Electric Actuators) Series
HyperCyl-EMA (electro-mechanical actuator) is a robust, servo driven actuator designed for precision assembly applications. Available in both Roller Screw and Ball Screw configurations in load ratings from 5kN to 230 kN (1-25 tons), HyperCyl-EMA provides a new level of price/performance in the automotive, aerospace, DOD, appliance, medical, electronics and transportation industries in a wide range of applications
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.
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.