Research lab

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The ifas test field comprises various test benches on an area of over 1250 m². Here you can find information about the test facilities available at ifas.

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Industrial Cooperations

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ifas is a strong partner for the implementation and testing of new ideas as well as the analysis and optimization of existing systems and components for industrial companies. Contact us!



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ifas offers a range of publications which can be bought at the institute or lent at the library.

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Mobile Machines

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The group “Mobile Machines” focuses on the systematic, tailored redesign or new development of hydraulic systems and architectures in an increasingly mechatronic environment.

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Digital Information Systems

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The research group "digital information systems" investigates digital solutions of existing systems and the creation of new services around fluid power.

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High-performance Components

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The research group „High-Performance Components“ investigates and develops fluid power drive components in the field of oil and water hydraulics as well as pneumatics.

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The research group „Tribology“ investigates the tribological systems in hydraulic and pneumatic applications to increase the understanding.

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The research group „Fluids“ investigates new, tailor-made hydraulic fluids

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Gas- and Microsystems

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The research group „Gas and Microsystems“ investigates and develops methods for the efficiency increase of pneumatic components and systems as well as the design, integration and adaptation of microsystems in fluid power and high-pressure gas applications.

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