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IFM Electronic Ltd

IFM has its corporate headquarters in Germany with a UK presence in Middlesex and is one of the worlds leading electronics manufacturers in the automation industries.

Employing over 4,000 people in over 70 countries we are responsible for developing and solving solutions for over 100,000 customers in the machine construction industries and other industries throughout the world.

Our range of products include, but are not limited to :

Position sensors, Inductive sensors, Capacitive sensors, Magnetic sensors, Cylinder sensors, Photoelectric sensors, Laser sensors, distance measurement sensors, Fibre optic sensors, Switching amplifiers, Sensors for motion control, Industrial imaging, Process sensors, Condition monitoring systems and so much more.

IFM Electronic Limited has an extraordiarily broad product portfolio and can cater for all types of special requirements whatever the industry, machine or product.


Products

1D/2D code readers

1D/2D code readers

Photoelectric multicode reader for 2D bar codes and 1D codes.Versions with infrared light and red light as well as different field of view sizes are a...

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3D cameras

3D cameras

The operating method is the same as for the 3D sensor. Besides the three-dimensional distance image the camera provides a grey image of the scene. The...

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3D sensors

3D sensors

efector pmd 3d is the 1st industrial three-dimensional sensor that can assess objects in 3D at a glance. Each pixel of this chip matrix evaluates its ...

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Accessories for photoelectric sensors

Accessories for photoelectric sensors

Especially for photoelectric sensors the quality of the fixing and of the accessories used is of high importance for the reliability of the complete s...

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Adapter plugs

Adapter plugs

Adapter plugs are primarily used for retrofitting of sensors with cable glands to plug-and-socket connections.

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Adapter sockets

Adapter sockets

Adapter sockets allow led-through plug-and-socket connections in housings or control cabinets.

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Adjustable mounting systems

Adjustable mounting systems

We provide a complete component system of easy-to-use mounting sets that make the installation of sensors and reflectors easier for you.

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AS-Interface AirBoxes for pneumatics

AS-Interface AirBoxes for pneumatics

The compact AS-i AirBoxes are pneumatic valves, complemented by digital feedback inputs. They are combined in a ClassicLine housing and are compatible...

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AS-Interface Controllers

AS-Interface Controllers

IFM Electronics Limited supply a wide range of AS-Interface Controllers to industries and customers throughout the world. AS-Interface Controllers ...

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AS-Interface devices for valves and valve actuators

AS-Interface devices for valves and valve actuators

The valve controls for pneumatic quarter-turn actuators can be mounted directly to most quarter-turn actuators by means of the standardised mechanical...

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AS-Interface expansion

AS-Interface expansion

There are various ways to extend the AS-i cable. The specified 100 metres can be extended up to 1000 metres in extreme cases.

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AS-Interface I/O modules

AS-Interface I/O modules

The I/O modules are decentralised output and input modules of the AS-i interface for the connection of your digital and analogue inputs and outputs. D...

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AS-Interface power supplies / earth fault monitors

AS-Interface power supplies / earth fault monitors

AS-i requires special AS-i power supplies for the communication and the voltage supply of the AS-i modules and the connected inputs and outputs (partl...

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AS-Interface Safety at Work

AS-Interface Safety at Work

Safety at Work is the extension of the AS-interface by safety-related components. Safety components up to the highest control category four to EN 954-...

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AS-Interface sensors

AS-Interface sensors

The bus connection is integrated in to the intelligent AS-i sensors. So they can be connected directly to the yellow cable. In addition to the pure se...

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Basic control systems

Basic control systems

The ecomatmobile Basic control system has a modular design, is simple to install and to operate and is cost-optimised.

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Capacitive Sensors

Capacitive Sensors

IFM Electronics supply a wide range of Capacitive sensors to the electronics and industrial markets throughout the world. Capacitive sensors and us...

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COMBICON Connectors

COMBICON Connectors

IFM offer a range of COMBICON connectors which have all the features of plug and socket and service-friendly connections. COMBICON connectors are u...

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Compact analogue pressure sensor

Compact analogue pressure sensor

Compact analogue pressure sensor Compact analogue pressure sensor For efficient compressed air control and filter monitoring One analogue output and ...

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Cost-optimised mini controller for mobile applications

Cost-optimised mini controller for mobile applications

Cost-optimised mini controller for mobile applications Cost-optimised mini controller for mobile applications 32-bit SmartController with high protec...

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Dialogue modules / displays

Dialogue modules / displays

Displays with graphics capabilities, free programming to IEC 61131 and a range of interfaces are features of the dialogue modules.

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DTS125 – The RFID system for your identification tasks.

DTS125 – The RFID system for your identification tasks.

DTS125 – The RFID system for your identification tasks. DTS125 – The RFID system for your identification tasks. DTA200 AS-i RFID with extended functi...

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Ecomatmobile Basic Control Systems

Ecomatmobile Basic Control Systems

Ecomatmobile Basic Control Systems have a modular design and are really easy to operate and install. The Ecomatmobile Basic Control Systems have mo...

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efector dualis image sensor – the electronic eye

efector dualis image sensor – the electronic eye

efector dualis image sensor – the electronic eye. efector dualis image sensor – the electronic eye. Object recognition for assembly and manufacturing...

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Electronic Pressure sensors

Electronic Pressure sensors

We stock an extensive range of electronic pressure and vacuum sensors to meet the demands of various industrial applications.

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Encoders

Encoders

Encoders use the wear-free photoelectric detection. A pulse disc firmly attached to the shaft enables this detection. By means of high pulse counts l...

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Fail-Safe Inductive Sensors

Fail-Safe Inductive Sensors

IFM supply high quality Fail-Safe Inductive Sensors approved up to TÜV category 4, SIL 3 and PL e. Fail-Safe Inductive Sensors can be used in appli...

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Fibre Optic Sensors

Fibre Optic Sensors

Fibre Optic Sensors are often used in applications where mounting space is confined or where access is difficult. Fibre Optic Sensors offer high pe...

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Fieldbus components

Fieldbus components

Our AS-i gateways offer solutions for field buses such as Profibus, Profinet, Ethernet/ IP, DeviceNet, Ethercat and CANopen. The gateways function as ...

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Flow sensors / flow meters

Flow sensors / flow meters

Our range of flow sensors operate to suitable measurement methods can be used to monitor gases and liquids.

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3rd & 4th May 2017, SECC Glasgow. Stand M25.

3rd & 4th May 2017, SECC Glasgow. Stand M25.

With Scottish manufacturing turning over at least £39 Billion last year, Maintenance Scotland provides a fantastic opportunity to access this importan...

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11th May 2017, Telford International Centre. Stand F1a.

11th May 2017, Telford International Centre. Stand F1a.

This one day event is one of its kind for the water industry in the UK. Come and visit us on stand 55 to discuss any requirements with our experienced...

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26-28th September 2017, Birmingham NEC .Stand A82.

26-28th September 2017, Birmingham NEC .Stand A82.

Are you involved in the buying, financing or maintaining of machinery? If so come and visit us at the PPMA Show. ifm will be at stand A82, come and di...

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LR SENSOR Parameter setting software, point-to-point, for IO-Link devices

LR SENSOR Parameter setting software, point-to-point, for IO-Link devices

Parameter setting software Automatic identification of connected IO-Link sensors and actuators Clear representation Easy and fast device paramete...

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ecolink M12 – the secure connection

ecolink M12 – the secure connection

Sockets Halogen-free and silicone-free Contoured nut with enhanced grip makes for optimum sealing even when hand tightened The mechanical end sto...

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Always a reliable connection. ecolink M12 – even for special applications

Always a reliable connection. ecolink M12 – even for special applications

Sockets Connection technology meets the M12 standard (EN 61076) Optimum sealing even when fastened by hand The mechanical end stop protects the O...

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DataLine SmartPLC: flexible automation system

DataLine SmartPLC: flexible automation system

The DataLine SmartPLC is best-equipped for Industry 4.0 applications Quick and easy set-up Flexible and future-proof thanks to connective hardware ...

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Compact low-profile M8 splitters with secure ecolink connection

Compact low-profile M8 splitters with secure ecolink connection

Splitter boxes O-ring protection by a mechanical end stop Perfect ingress resistance even when mounted without tools High-quality materials for p...

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4-port IO-Link master: intelligent connection of sensors

4-port IO-Link master: intelligent connection of sensors

IO-Link master 4 IO-Link ports with full V1.1 functionality, COM1, COM2, COM3 and SIO mode Master and devices configurable via the LR DEVICE softwa...

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LR DEVICE Parameter setting software via IO-Link master

LR DEVICE Parameter setting software via IO-Link master

Parameter setting software Easy and fast IO-Link master parameter setting Clear representation Easy and fast device parameter setting (point-tomu...

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ecolink M12 cables reduce voltage drop

ecolink M12 cables reduce voltage drop

Sockets Cables with 4 x1 mm2 reduce voltage drop Connection technology meets the M12 standard (EN 61076) Optimum sealing even when mounted withou...

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ecolink M12 – T splitters for difficult applications

ecolink M12 – T splitters for difficult applications

T splitters Halogen and silicone-free Connection technology meets the M12 standard (EN 61076) Optimum sealing even when mounted without tools The...

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Display guide for the perfect setting

Display guide for the perfect setting

Display guide for the perfect setting Display guide for the perfect setting Capacitive sensor is so easy to set Unique display and handling concept w...

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Sensor and evaluation in one housing – also with ATEX approval

Sensor and evaluation in one housing – also with ATEX approval

Robust speed sensors Robust M30 metal housing, no additional impact protection housing required Ideal in combination with a PLC Flush installation Fle...

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Maximum performance plus reserve

Maximum performance plus reserve

Maximum performance plus reserve Maximum performance plus reserve Powerful switched-mode power supply with an enormous power reserve 50 % power reser...

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Electronic fuse

Electronic fuse

Electronic fuse Electronic fuse Reliable circuit protection with monitoring function for the 24 V secondary circuit Modular and selective protection ...

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New AS-i repeater for extended networks

New AS-i repeater for extended networks

New AS-i repeater for extended networks New AS-i repeater for extended networks Repeater to extend AS-i networks up to 1000 m Increased operating tem...

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New pressure-resistant position sensors

New pressure-resistant position sensors

New pressure-resistant position sensors New pressure-resistant position sensors Sensors for pressure up to 500 bar for steel detection Metal sensing ...

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The fastest and most flexible RFID ever

The fastest and most flexible RFID ever

The fastest and most flexible RFID ever RFID evaluation system DTE now with EtherCAT RFID DTE103 with web server for device setup, diagnosis and monit...

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RFID with CANopen or J1939 interface for mobile machines

RFID with CANopen or J1939 interface for mobile machines

RFID with CANopen or J1939 interface for mobile machines RFID with CANopen or J1939 interface for mobile machines One compact device: antenna, evalua...

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From now on, measure pressure absolutely!

From now on, measure pressure absolutely!

From now on, measure pressure absolutely! From now on, measure pressure absolutely! New PT absolute pressure transmitter with different measuring ran...

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3D sensors for mobile machines - True 3D vision sensor

3D sensors for mobile machines - True 3D vision sensor

3D sensors for mobile machines - True 3D vision sensor 3D sensors for mobile machines - True 3D vision sensor True 3D vision sensor Support for syste...

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ifm electronic at Drives and Controls 2016

ifm electronic at Drives and Controls 2016

ifm electronic at Drives & Controls 2016, 12-14th April. Hall 3, Stand D144. Drives and Controls &ndash One of the UK’s leading shows for Automation...

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ifm electronic at PPMA Total

ifm electronic at PPMA Total

ifm electronic at PPMA Total 27-29th September, Birmingham NEC. Stand E100. Are you involved in the buying, financing or maintaining of machinery? If...

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ifm electronic at Industrial Automation & Control

ifm electronic at Industrial Automation & Control

ifm electronic at Industrial Automation & Control 10-11th May, Newport. Stand A12. Now in its 12th year the IAC open day has established itself as th...

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ifm electronic at IMHX

ifm electronic at IMHX

ifm electronic at IMHX 13-16th September, Birmingham NEC. Stand 10K9 IMHX 2016 is the UK’s only comprehensive logistics event – an absolute must for ...

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Environmental information 2016

Environmental information 2016

In the last few years we have faced an increasing interest in environmental issues. The number of the customers' enquiries concerning this issue kee...

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ifm electronic at Pump Centre Conference

ifm electronic at Pump Centre Conference

ifm electronic at Pump Centre Conference 12th May, Telford International Centre. Stand F55 This one day event is one of its kind for the water indust...

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Environmental information 2014

Environmental information 2014

In the last few years we have faced an increasing interest in environmental issues. The number of the customers' enquiries concerning this issue kee...

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ifm electronic at AGRITECHNICA 2013 in Hanover

ifm electronic at AGRITECHNICA 2013 in Hanover

From 12 to 16 November 2013, Hanover will be the nerve centre of technology and innovation because during that time, the international trade fair AGRI...

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Connector Brochure UK

Connector Brochure UK

Catalogue

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Cylinder Sensor Brochure UK

Cylinder Sensor Brochure UK

Catalogue

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Dualis Contour Brochure UK

Dualis Contour Brochure UK

Catalogue

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Energy Brochure UK

Energy Brochure UK

Catalogue

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Highlights Brochure 2012 UK

Highlights Brochure 2012 UK

Catalogue

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Identification System Brochure UK

Identification System Brochure UK

Catalogue

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IFM UK Innovations

IFM UK Innovations

Catalogue

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Image Brochure UK

Image Brochure UK

Catalogue

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Inductive Sensor Brochure UK

Inductive Sensor Brochure UK

Catalogue

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Metris Compressed Air Brochure UK

Metris Compressed Air Brochure UK

Catalogue

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MID Flow Sensor Brochure UK

MID Flow Sensor Brochure UK

Catalogue

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PG Pressure Sensor Brochure UK

PG Pressure Sensor Brochure UK

Catalogue

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PMD 3D Sensor Brochure UK

PMD 3D Sensor Brochure UK

Catalogue

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Valve Control Sensor Brochure UK

Valve Control Sensor Brochure UK

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