ifm – Head Office Gauteng – South Africa

Booth number 1814-1

About us

After many years of intensive cooperation with our customers we have established ourselves in the market as service-oriented sensor specialists and today we are represented by more than 7,000 employees in over 85 countries worldwide. Even though we have grown into a big company we have still maintained the virtues of the founding years: The flexibility and individuality of a small enterprise and the quality and professionalism of a group. And our customers are still today in the centre of our work - close to you. As a world leader in industrial factory automation our products include position and process sensors, sensors for motion control, industrial communication and imaging, safety technology, identification systems, condition monitoring systems as well as systems for mobile machines, connection technology and various ifm accessories.

Products and services

Measurement technology for process accurate control.
Conveyor safety up to SIL 3 / Performance level 3 & diagnostics.

Reliable automation technology for the food Industry

Maximum process reliability and constant product quality are maxims in the food industry - whether in the manufacture of beverages, sweets and dairy or in meat processing. Even slightest impurities cause great damage, such as product recall of entire production lots or expensive downtimes. The sensors are made of high-quality food-grade materials. Al units and systems comply with the required standards and directives.

ifm innovation & quality in the packagining Industry

Today packaging machines are as varied as their applications. Besides primary and secondary packaging, there’s a difference between solid and liquid goods. ifm offers different sensor types, for example for dry or hygienic areas to detect position, volume and level. 2D and 3D vision systems check contours, volume or labelling. 1D/2D code readers and RFID systems for product identification complete ifm’s product portfolio in this field.

ifm techinology for conveyor safety

Safety devices as rope switches and E-Stops from ifm protect both, operators and machinery from potential risks. Highly visible LEDs assure an easy identification, as safety springs prevent rope temperature drift.

Long traveling distances of process and safety signals require expensive and bulk wiring. AS-i and Safety at Work minimize installation time and assure cost reduction providing a complete diagnostics for easy maintenance.

ifm – Head Office Gauteng – South Africa
112 Sovereign Drive, Route 21 Corporate Park
South Africa

Phone: +27 124 500400
Fax: +27 124 500412
E-mail: Send message

Contact person

Celia de Beer
Marketing South Africa & Namibia
Phone: +27 124 500400
E-mail: Send message

ifm Cape Town Branch – South Africa
Unit 314, 1 Bridgeway
7441 Century City
Cape Town

Phone: +27 215 516090
Fax: +27 124 500400
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News & Innovations

ifm celebrates 50 years of exceptional innovation!

On 29 October 1969 with the development of the inductive proximity switches for 220 V supply voltage for direct triggering of a contactor, ifm electronic geräte gmbh+co kg was born. At first, ifm's product portfolio consisted of inductive sensors with a sensing range of 10 and 20 mm. The motivation was to do it in a different way than all the others – and better: with quality, reliability and customer service. Today, half a century later, ifm's exceptionally wide product portfolio does not only cover all relevant standard solutions but also the special requirements of individual industries. In addition to position and process sensors, sensors for motion control and safety technology are part of the product range. Furthermore ifm offers products for industrial imaging and communication as well as identification systems and systems for mobile machines. Besides, ifm has been developing more and more innovative Industry 4.0 solutions.

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