More than 25 years ago I found­ed IFTA GmbH by using the re­sults of my doc­tor­al the­sis on the ac­tive sup­pres­sion of vi­bra­tions in Siemens En­er­gy gas tur­bines. Today, more than ever, in the course of au­to­ma­tion, it is im­por­tant for com­pa­nies to de­tect haz­ardous vi­bra­tions at an early stage to pro­tect their ma­chin­ery. 

Dr. Jakob Her­mann, Manag­ing Direc­tor IFTA GmbH


Ef­fi­cien­cy and safe­ty
for our cus­tomers

Since the foun­da­tion in 1996, we have been an agile and in­no­va­tive part­ner of world­wide com­pa­nies from in­dus­try, medi­um-sized busi­ness­es and re­search in­sti­tu­tions. Our main focus is on the mea­sure­ment and di­ag­no­sis of com­plex, dan­ger­ous vi­bra­tions in com­bus­tion sys­tems and ro­tat­ing ma­chin­ery from en­gines to gas and steam tur­bines. It is our goal to en­able our cus­tomers to op­er­ate their ma­chines safe­ly and re­li­ably with our di­ag­nos­tic and pro­tec­tion de­vices, thus sig­nif­i­cant­ly in­creas­ing the plant avail­abil­i­ty and prof­itabil­i­ty.

IFTA Tech­ni­cal Equip­ment for In-House Test­ing


Our de­vel­op­ments are ex­ten­sive­ly test­ed for their func­tion and prac­ti­cal suit­abil­i­ty. There­fore we are equipped with ex­ten­sive test equip­ment to test and val­i­date the dif­fer­ent sys­tems and ap­pli­ca­tions re­al­is­ti­cal­ly. Spe­cial at­ten­tion is also paid to user-friend­li­ness in order to en­able in­tu­itive work­ing with our prod­ucts in later use.

3 burn­er test bench­es
1 bear­ing test bench
1 gear­box test bench
1 rotor kit test bench

HighTech based on Prac­ti­cal Ex­pe­ri­ence

Our cap­i­tal is a deep tech­ni­cal un­der­stand­ing of the use cases. This not only guar­an­tees pro­fes­sion­al sup­port by means of our mea­sure­ment tech­nol­o­gy, but also en­ables in­di­vid­u­al tech­ni­cal ad­vice through to cus­tomer-spe­cif­ic en­gi­neer­ing ser­vices in order to find the ideal so­lu­tion to the prob­lem.

We de­vel­op hard­ware and soft­ware that is geared to the prac­ti­cal needs and to the chal­lenges of our cus­tomers. Iden­ti­fy­ing prob­lems be­fore they occur is a major ad­van­tage of our sys­tems as part of our de­vel­op­ment plan­ning ap­proach. We en­able our cus­tomers to in­crease the ef­fi­cien­cy of their sys­tems, to plan main­te­nance bet­ter and to avoid ma­chine dam­age.

IFTA Facts

  • IFTA so­lu­tions in use world­wide for more than 25 years
  • High mar­ket share for gas tur­bines (e.g. IFTA Ar­gusOMDS sys­tems in­clud­ed in the Siemens En­er­gy stan­dard of gas tur­bine types 4000F, 8000H and 9000HL)
  • Devel­op­ment, fur­ther de­vel­op­ment and sup­port 100% by IFTA
  •  High spe­cial­iza­tion and ap­pli­ca­tion ex­pe­ri­ence (e.g. AIC) in the field of com­bus­tion os­cil­la­tions
  • High sci­en­tif­ic com­mit­ment to na­tion­al and in­ter­na­tion­al projects

Devel­op­ment Close to the Cus­tomer


Our de­vel­op­ers en­sure that our cus­tomers mas­ter the daily chal­lenges with our IFTA so­lu­tions. We at­tach par­tic­u­lar im­por­tance to prac­ti­cal rel­e­vance and user-friend­ly ap­pli­ca­tions.

Dr. Robert Wid­hopf-Fenk, Head of Devel­op­ment IFTA GmbH