Products and services
In addition to offering high-quality engineering services such as design, project management and development, the IFB sells its own products and provides technical and commercial services for them.
With growing mobility and the high demands it brings with it, we have set ourselves the goal of constantly achieving high results in quality and flexibility with our products and services. This leads us to create optimal conditions for our partners and their projects.
Overview of our products
DIMA – Dimensioning Analysis for the dynamic calculation of rolling stock main dimensions
This analysis is used for the calculation of rolling stock main dimensions, which means predefinition of length, width and height of vehicle bodies and running gears using conventional German and European standards. It helps in the calculation of rolling stock construction gauge, typical articulated train sets and vehicles with active tilting system.
FMA – Contact Line Position Measurement
FMA – Contact Wire, Measurement and Analysis system for the automated evaluation of contact wire position measurements
The contact line position measurement is based upon the comparison between the measured contact line geometry and the respective tolerances and thresholds. FMA is able to process data of different measurement systems and to display this data clearly. Poles and droppers are automatically detected by FMA. Differences and overstepping of thresholds are marked differently according their severity. Here, it is possible to use thresholds defined in the correspondent standards (Re100, Re200, Re250, Re330) or to define them by your own. As a result FMA generates a report with measurement data, tolerances and checks.
OPN – OpenPowerNet
Dynamic simulation of electric vehicles and power supply networks
OpenPowerNet is a simulation tool for electrical network calculation. A simulation tool is needed for the prognosis and analysis of energy consumption in electrical systems. OPN is one such tool that we offer. This software is based on rail operation simulation. This is carried out by OpenTrack. Coupled simulation allows a more detailed study of very complex systems.
RSA Tool - Wheel Rail Analysis Tool
RSA Tool – Wheel Rail Analysis Tool for evalutations and assessment of synthetic and measured wheel and rail profiles
The RSA Tool is used for calculation and evaluation of synthetic and measured wheel-rail-profils and their interactions. Different parameters as the wheel profile dimensions or contact points, rolling radius difference, geometric contact forces, equivalente conicitiy and non-linearity can be evaluated. Formstability parameter and the elliptical contact stress (Hertz) can be calculated as well. With this tool an assessment of the wheel and rail profiles in relation to wear, running stability, comfort or the evaluation of infrastructural measures and even more is possible.