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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.