Drive and control technology

Rather than select individual drive and control components aligned to a set of assumed requirements, we focus on developing a fully validated integrated system specifically tailored to the application concerned.

IBAF supports machine manufacturers and plant constructors with a holistic development approach in the design of drive and control solutions. The key lies in achieving a smart synthesis of electrical, hydraulic and mechanical drive technology in combination with intelligent control concepts, employing as required state-of-the-art measurement and simulation methods for analysis, system development and validation.

Concept development

Based on the requirements of our customers, we develop concepts for the drive and control implementation of individual machine functions and complete systems. The mechanical components, sensors, actuators and safety concepts are adapted to the operating conditions of the system. We thus design your drive train and the associated control software on a single-source basis.

Detail development

With the drive train concept established, the focus shifts to the detailed design.

  • Configuration, selection and specification of components
  • Packaging / System integration
  • Strength verification of structural elements
  • Vibrational analysis and optimisation
  • Acoustic system design and optimisation

Drawings and parts lists are created on the basis of coordinated specifications and codes of practice ready for direct application in the overall development process.

Control systems

We support the design and programming of control systems with the help of modern development environments such as:

  • CoDeSys
  • Matlab/Simulink
  • LabView
  • Siemens TIA Portal

Updates and porting of source codes, PLC programming in IEC 61131-3, PC-based control software plus visualisation solutions and real-time 3D models for connection to control systems are all included in the service package we offer.

And the hardware and software quality can be evaluated and verified by HIL and SIL testing at any stage of development.

Dr.-Ing. Lutz Hohaus

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