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


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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


IfTA AD4Pro Input Mo­d­ule

Launch of the new IfTA AD4Pro input mod­ule with FleXense tech­nol­o­gy. As one of the first cus­tomers the Siemens En­er­gy 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


IfTA Ar­gusOMDS Sys­tem - Gen­er­a­tion 2.0 with Profibus

IfTA Ar­gusOMDS runs on the largest and most ef­fi­cient gas tur­bine in the world, 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.


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.


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.


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 En­er­gy SGT5-4000F gas tur­bines.

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


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 En­er­gy in Ber­lin lays the cor­ner­stone for the com­pa­ny's foun­da­tion. IfTA has been op­er­at­ing as a pri­vate com­pa­ny ever since.