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The “Institut f. Automation und Kommunikation” (ifak), founded in 1991, whose legal operator is the registered association of the same name, ranks among the German Research-Mittelstand and is one of the founding members of the "Deutsche Industrieforschungsgemeinschaft Konrad Zuse e.V.". The institute carries out applied research on “Information and Communication Technology and Automation”, “Water and Energy”, “Measurement Technology and Power Electronics” and “Transport and Assistance”. In around 75 projects of research annually, ranging from feasibility studies to complex development projects, ifak is a partner to industry. It is a reflection of the cross-sectional character of automation and information technology that the customers come from the widest range of industries in addition to electrical engineering.

SIMBA# 2.0 available now!

The new version SIMBA# 2.0 (water & biogas) with many improvements and new functions is availabe for downlaod now. Below you will find a short extract of new functions. 

ifak at IFAT 2016 in Munich - world's leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management

​Please feel invited to visit us at IFAT 2016, world's leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management (30/05 - 03/06/2016). ifak presents, amongst others, the new version 2 of the Simba# simulation system (Hall B1, Stand 222). The simulation system SIMBA# allows the holistic consideration of sewer system, wastewater treatment plant, sludge treatment and rivers. 

Successful re-accreditation of PI test laboratory

The accreditation of ifak's PI test lab was successfully extended during regular audit. This accreditation certifies the PI test lab at ifak for its expertise, autonomy and objectivity regarding its testing. The PI test lab was audited by the PROFIBUS User Organization (PNO) for the following conformance tests:

embedded world 2016 starts in Nuremberg

On Tuesday, 23/02/2016, the embedded world 2016 has been started in Nuremberg. Please feel invited to visit ifak on the shared exhibition stand of PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (hall 5, stand 5-411). 

Further information you will find here

ifak is presented on the Saxony-Anhalt Pavilion in hall 6/B30

Please feel invited to visit the shared exhibition stand of the federal state Saxony-Anhalt at your visit of the CeBIT from 14th to 18th March, 2016. As a partner of this shared exhibition stand you will find ifak in hall 6 stand B30. ifak presents the "intelligent traffic cone" that was developed in a research project named UR:BAN. During a presentation function and application of the intelligent traffic cone will be explained. Furthermore, an image video will be presented. 

ifak is presented on embedded world 2016 in Nuremberg

R&D activities around the field of fieldbus integration, safetey and security are presented by ifak on the embedded world 2016 in Nuremberg. Please feel invited to visit us in hall 5, stand 411. Using the example of the device PROFILgate ifak is presenting the wide field of application for equipment and system developers as far as tests of device and control components.   


On behalf of the Organizing and Program committees, we are pleased to invite you to submit contributions to the 4th IFAC Symposium on Telematics Applications - IFAC TAS 2016, which will be held in Porto Alegre, Brazil, 6-9 November, 2016.

The Call for Papers can be downloaded here.

Deadline for paper submission: March 15th 2016
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: June 1st, 2016
Final Submission due date: September 1st, 2016

Dr. Lutz Rauchhaupt on 6th FOKUS FUSECO FORUM in Berlin

Dr. Lutz Rauchhaupt, Senior Engineer Wireless in Automation and Deputy Head of Department Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Automation at ifak gives a presentation with the topic "Wireless Automation for Advanced Manufacturing/Industry 4.0" at the 6th FOKUS FUSECO FORUM that takes place from 5th to 6th November 2015 in Berlin. 


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