ifm, a leading manufacturer of sensors and controls, is committed to developing breakthrough technologies and applying practical innovations that will simplify industrial automation applications. This dedication to innovation enables ifm to help our customers increase uptime and reduce costs in their plants.
Many ifm customers are avid followers of breakthrough technologies happening around the globe. To quench their insatiable thirst for technology, ifm started a newsletter called i-Step newsletter in 2006. Printed three times per year, ifm’s newsletter has informed customers of emerging technology news as well as our latest products that are robust solutions to traditional sensors.
Now, ifm is proud to introduce the i-Step Blog which is designed to complement our printed newsletter. The i-Step Blog will feature articles and videos about innovation steps in technology – just at a faster pace. Updated weekly, the i-Step Blog will give you more exposure to the latest breakthrough technologies and ifm products. In the future, the i-Step Blog will offer our popular Mind-Bender puzzles. Feel free to share this blog with your colleagues and expand your knowledge of upcoming technologies.
ifm North America
ifm efector North America is a subsidiary of the German-based company ifm electronic gmbh. ifm electronic was established in 1969 and currently has more than 70 subsidiaries located in all major countries. ifm manufactures sensors and controls for industrial automation, producing more than eight million sensors annually. The company employs over 4500 individuals who service 110,000 purchasing customers.
Products include position sensors, motion control sensors, vision sensors, safety products, process sensors, industrial networks, machine condition sensors, wiring technology and controls for mobile vehicles. ifm services industries that include assembly and robotics, automotive, material handling, packaging, metal forming, plastics, and food and beverage.