MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- Based on its recent analysis of the vision sensors industry, Frost & Sullivan recognizes ifm efector, inc., (ifm) with the 2015 Global Frost & Sullivan Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award. Supported by its in-house customer service facility, operational excellence, and highly efficient sales and engineering team, ifm has successfully rolled out superior vision sensor products and accompanying services that strongly underscore its entrepreneurial excellence in the global vision sensors market.
ifm's futuristic technology sensors have found wide application across diverse industry verticals, including automotive, machinery building, and food and beverage, cementing its position in the vision sensors industry. Its extensive range of vision sensors, comprising efector dualis inspection sensors or contour sensors, efector dualis pixel counters, and 3D image sensors, showcases its unmatched capabilities in error-proofing and inspection applications in manufacturing.
While contour sensors and pixel counters can inspect the size, shape, and area occupancy of an object from a 2D standpoint, there is intensifying demand for 3D dimensioning systems for 100 percent dimensional accuracy, without any color and light interferences. This has prompted ifm to introduce the O3D Smart Sensors in its line of visual sensors. These smart sensors are standalone devices in the 3D sensors market, as they have the flexibility to configure as per the case sizes, have a set-up time of less than two minutes, offer automatic switching between recipes, and ensure availability of both digital and Ethernet outputs.
ifm focuses on simplifying the high-end technologies incorporated in its products to facilitate greater ease of use, as well as ease of integration or replacement of these sensors. To simplify the installation process of its sensors, the company launched an 'On-site Application Support' initiative, wherein its sales engineers visit customer locations for the seamless installation of its sensors. Furthermore, owing to a widening customer base (currently 115,000 customers), the company has expanded its local support network to more than 70 nations globally.
Significantly, ifm functions as a one-stop shop for customers with its proprietary industrial network products (controllers, gateways, modules, wiring accessories), carrier and product identification systems (transponders, radio frequency identification (RFID) read/write head, multicode readers for 1D and 2D codes), and machine health monitoring systems for real-time maintenance.
Additionally, ifm's products meet the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 quality certification standard, which confirms that its sensors are devoid of any material or structural defects. For its overall leadership in the vision sensors industry, Frost & Sullivan is pleased to present ifm with the 2015 Global Frost & Sullivan Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award.