Our Suc­cess Story

Since the found­a­tion in 1996, IfTA has al­ways been an agile and in­nov­at­ive part­ner of com­pan­ies from in­dustry, me­di­um-sized busi­nesses and re­search. As an owner-man­aged com­pany, we have built up an ex­cel­lent repu­ta­tion as ex­perts in the field of vi­bra­tion meas­ure­ment tech­no­logy, es­pe­cially with re­gard to com­bus­tion dy­nam­ics. We are com­mit­ted to the philo­sophy of a con­tinu­ous and pro­gress­ive in­nov­a­tion pro­cess. Thereby, our de­vel­op­ments are al­ways ori­ented to­wards mar­ket re­quire­ments and tech­no­lo­gic­al pro­gress.

Im­port­ant Mile­stones

2020

IfTA Charge Sig­nal Gen­er­at­or for Qu­al­ity Man­age­ment

With the mar­ket in­tro­duc­tion of a trace­able cal­ib­ra­tion of the IfTA charge sig­nal gen­er­at­or to a na­tion­al stand­ard ac­cord­ing to DIN ISO 17025, it can now also be used for qual­ity man­age­ment pro­cesses. The IfTA ChargeSig­nalGen­er­at­or thus en­ables highest pre­ci­sion for mo­bile test­ing and cal­ib­ra­tion of meas­ure­ment chains in a handy format.

Out­stand­ing Per­form­ance in Award-Win­ning Design

Over 6,500 products from all over the world were re­gistered for the Red Dot Design Award 2020. There­fore, we are proud that the port­able vi­bra­tion sys­tem IfTA Dyn­aGo was awar­ded the Red Dot Design Award 2020 for out­stand­ing product design. 

Mar­ket In­tro­duc­tion IfTA Da­taHub and 1st Price Award

The 1st place of the Messtec + Sensor Masters Award 2020 went to the IfTA DataHub soft­ware for long-term ana­lys­is of meas­ure­ment and op­er­at­ing data. The DataHub soft­ware col­lects data from vari­ous sources and thus en­ables their com­bined ana­lys­is. The search for rel­ev­ant events in these large amounts of data cor­res­ponds to the lit­er­al search for the "needle in a hay­stack". Here, the DataHub sup­ports the user by cre­at­ing small, easy to use over­view files that allow a quick over­view and find­ing an­om­alies. In ad­di­tion, the on­line con­nec­tion provided al­lows real-time view­ing of all data streams and data stream­ing into the cloud.

 

2019

IfTA Dyn­aGo Sys­tem

With the IfTA Dyn­aGo sys­tem IfTA presents an ultra mo­bile vi­bra­tion meas­ur­ing device in a new design. The in­teg­ra­tion of proven tech­no­lo­gies such as IfTA FleXense tech­no­logy and real-time ana­lys­is al­lows fast and flex­ible meas­ure­ment of dy­nam­ic pro­cesses, e.g. on test benches and in field meas­ure­ments.

The port­able vi­bra­tion meas­ure­ment sys­tem IfTA Dyn­aGo was awar­ded 2nd place of the Messtec + Sensor Masters Award 2019 for a par­tic­u­larly in­nov­at­ive de­vel­op­ment in meas­ure­ment and sensor tech­no­logy.

IfTA moves into the new com­pany build­ing

In May 2019 the en­tire com­pany moved into the new spa­cious com­pany build­ing in Puch­heim near Mu­nich.  The new work­ing en­vir­on­ment of­fers plenty of room, func­tion­al styl­ish design and er­go­nom­ic work­places. The mod­ern wood and con­crete com­bin­a­tions are just as in­vit­ing as the com­fort­able seat­ing areas. A fur­ther high­light is the roof ter­race with a far-reach­ing view into the green land­scape. IfTA GmbH was burst­ing at the seams in the pre­vi­ous build­ing in Gröben­zell and the team is happy to have plenty of room for cre­ativ­ity.

2017

IfTA AT2 Input mod­ule

The IfTA AT2 input mod­ule is spe­cial­ized in time-pre­cise pulse meas­ure­ment. This en­ables, for ex­ample, en­gine in­dex­ing and ro­ta­tion­al vi­bra­tion ana­lyses on drive trains and tur­boma­chinery.

For its out­stand­ing pre­ci­sion and ver­sat­il­ity, the IfTA High Speed Timer AT2 was awar­ded 2nd place at the Messtec + Sensor Masters Award 2017 for par­tic­u­larly in­nov­at­ive de­vel­op­ments in meas­ure­ment tech­no­logy and sensor tech­no­logy.

2016

IfTA ChargeAmp Charge Am­pli­fi­er

IfTA ChargeAmp, the new in-line charge amp­li­fi­er sets new stand­ards for ap­plic­a­tions with piezo sensors in high tem­per­at­ure en­vir­on­ments. With dif­fer­en­tial input and spe­cial com­pens­a­tion of pyro­elec­tric ef­fects it de­liv­ers op­tim­al sig­nal qual­ity.

IfTA Trend 4.5 Soft­ware - Visu­al­iz­a­tion & Ana­lys­is

 

The 1st place of the MessTec + Sensor Masters Award 2016 went to the ana­lys­is soft­ware IfTA Trend, which was awar­ded as the most in­nov­at­ive product in the field of meas­ure­ment tech­no­logy. The new ver­sion 4.5 con­vinced the jury with its fast ana­lys­is of big data thanks to its 64-bit ar­chi­tec­ture, its ver­sat­ile visu­al­iz­a­tion op­tions and its simple and in­tu­it­ive op­er­a­tion.

With IfTA TrendView­er, we sup­ply the con­sist­ent fur­ther de­vel­op­ment of IfTA Trend today.

2015

IfTA Dyn­aMaster Sys­tem

IfTA in­tro­duces the com­pact Dy­n­aMas­ter vi­bra­tion meas­ure­ment sys­tem for the ana­lys­is of dy­nam­ic pro­cesses and vi­bra­tions. It is a per­fect solu­tion for test rigs or mo­bile meas­ure­ments.

2014

IfTA AD4Pro Input Mod­ule

Launch of the new IfTA AD4Pro input mod­ule with FleXense tech­no­logy. As one of the first cus­tom­ers the Siemens Clean En­ergy Center (CEC) near Lud­wigs­felde/Ber­lin used the AD4Pro to­geth­er with the IfTA Ar­gusOMDS sys­tem in the burn­er test cen­ter for gas tur­bines. Since the re­quire­ments in a test field are con­stantly chan­ging, vari­ous sensors are used and the con­fig­ur­a­tions are con­stantly chan­ging. The AD4Pro with the FleXense tech­no­logy, which is com­pletely para­met­er­iz­able via soft­ware, fits here per­fectly and also at a very fa­vor­able price.

2013

IfTA Ar­gusOMDS Sys­tem - Gen­er­a­tion 3.0 sets stand­ards

The re­dund­antly de­signed IfTA Ar­gusOMDS of Gen­er­a­tion 3.0 be­comes the stand­ard com­bus­tion pro­tec­tion sys­tem of the SGTx-8000H. The com­pact design of­fers cost-ef­fect­ive pro­tec­tion for gas tur­bines in the usual high qual­ity.

2012

R&D - re­search pro­ject "Lim­ousine"

Suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of the EU re­search pro­ject “Lim­ousine”: New mod­els im­prove the pre­dic­tion of com­bus­tion in­stabil­it­ies. In ad­di­tion, IfTA de­vel­ops meth­ods for im­prov­ing the act­ive con­trol in­ter­ven­tion for com­bus­tion in­stabil­it­ies.

2010

IfTA Ar­gusTrend Soft­ware - Visu­al­iz­a­tion and Ana­lys­is

In­tro­duc­tion of IfTA Ar­gusTrend Ver­sion 3.0: The com­pletely re­writ­ten soft­ware re­places the pre­vi­ous two in­de­pend­ent ap­plic­a­tions for on­line and off­line ana­lys­is. New cus­tom­ers con­firm that they have re­duced their work­load from days to hours com­pared to com­pet­ing products due to the fast and in­tu­it­ive ap­plic­a­tion.

With IfTA TrendView­er we sup­ply today the con­sist­ent fur­ther de­vel­op­ment of IfTA Ar­gusTrend.

2009

R&D - Act­ive com­pressor con­trol

Joint re­search by IfTA and MTU helps to act­ively avoid com­pressor in­stabil­it­ies: If ne­ces­sary, the pump­ing limit can be act­ively shif­ted. This know-how al­lows com­pressors to be op­er­ated more flex­ibly and ef­fi­ciently.

2008

IfTA Ar­gusOMDS Sys­tem - Gen­er­a­tion 3.0

Launch of the sys­tem IfTA Ar­gusOMDS gen­er­a­tion 3.0: The re­li­ab­il­ity, per­form­ance, main­tain­ab­il­ity and dur­ab­il­ity of all com­pon­ents was fur­ther in­creased. Due to its enorm­ous stor­age ca­pa­city and in­creased power, new ap­plic­a­tions had to be de­veloped.

2007

IfTA Ar­gusOMDS Sys­tem - Gen­er­a­tion 2.0 with Profib­us

IfTA Ar­gusOMDS runs on the largest and most ef­fi­cient gas tur­bine in the world, Siemens SGT5-8000H in Ir­sching, Ger­many. In just nine months, we there­fore im­ple­men­ted a Profib­us con­nec­tion and a re­dund­ant sys­tem with high­er res­ol­u­tion and more chan­nels.

2005

IfTA Ar­gusOMDS Sys­tem - Gen­er­a­tion 2.0

The op­tim­ized and safer op­er­a­tion of gas tur­bines is achieved by the gen­er­a­tion 2.0 of the IfTA Ar­gusOMDS sys­tem, which com­mu­nic­ates the res­ults of the com­bus­tion ana­lys­is to the con­trol sys­tem in real time. The pre­vi­ously pure dia­gnost­ic and mon­it­or­ing sys­tem has thus de­veloped into a solu­tion that is in­teg­rated into the con­trol sys­tem.

2002

IfTA Ar­gusOMDS Sys­tem - Gen­er­a­tion 1.0

IfTA de­liv­ers the first Argus OMDS sys­tem for mon­it­or­ing and on­line com­bus­tion tun­ing for sta­tion­ary gas tur­bines. The sim­ul­tan­eous re­cord­ing of vi­bra­tion data and op­er­at­ing data com­bined with long-term stor­age, on­line/off­line visu­al­iz­a­tion and ana­lys­is have been an in­teg­ral part of the IfTA port­fo­lio ever since.

1997

IfTA AIC Sys­tem

The IfTA AIC sys­tem is the world's first series pro­duc­tion sys­tem for act­ive sup­pres­sion and damp­ing of com­bus­tion dy­nam­ics in gas tur­bines. The first sys­tems de­livered have been used in the fleet of Siemens SGT5-4000F gas tur­bines.

The IfTA AIC sys­tem is still part of our product port­fo­lio today - nat­ur­ally based on the cur­rent IfTA hard­ware plat­form.

1996

Com­pany found­a­tion of IfTA

The first suc­cess­ful ap­plic­a­tion of act­ive com­bus­tion in­stabil­ity con­trol on a heavy duty gas tur­bine at the test fa­cil­ity at Siemens AG Ber­lin lays the corner­stone for the com­pany's found­a­tion. IfTA has been op­er­at­ing as a private com­pany ever since.