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More than 20 years ago I foun­ded IfTA GmbH by using the res­ults of my doc­tor­al thes­is on the act­ive sup­pres­sion of vi­bra­tions in Siemens 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

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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

Test-Equip­ment

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 20 years.
  • High mar­ket share for gas tur­bines (e.g. IfTA Ar­gusOMDS sys­tems in­cluded in the Siemens stand­ard of gas tur­bine types 4000F and 8000H).
  • 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

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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

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