Company

INTELLIGENT SENSOR TECHNOLOGY MADE IN GERMANY


IMES is a privately owned company founded by Stefan Neumann in 1996. It based in the town of Kaufbeuren, in the picturesque Allgäu region of Bavaria, Southern Germany. IMES specializes in electronic measurement, monitoring and testing of cylinder pressure on engines and compressors, based on its high precision TION thin film pressure sensors.

The Company markets its innovative products worldwide, with approximately 90 percent of sales are exported. Accordingly, IMES counts all the world’s major engine manufacturers among its customer base and IMES sensors, electronic pressure indicators and combustion monitoring systems are employed on a wide range of diesel, gas and dual-fuel engines, on ships and locomotives and in power and cogeneration plants and pipeline compressor stations all around the world. In all applications, they allow close tracking of engine condition, detection of harmful knocking and misfiring, and the optimisation of power output, fuel consumption and, importantly, exhaust emissions.

With products capable of giving deep insights into the combustion process of diesel, gas and dual-fuel engines, IMES is ideally placed to assist engine manufacturers to gain and maintain emissions compliance, increase power output and reduce the total cost of engine ownership.

With their high quality, IMES’ products for use on diesel, gas and dual-fuel engines have gained marine type approvals from all the major Marine Classification Societies.


Record Growth

The high precision and durability ofd IMES sensors and systems, made in Germany, are in increasing demand worldwide. As a result, the Company enjoyed record sales growth in 2011. The sensor technology company is considered to be a market leader. At the time of writing, we have produced and shipped more than 40.000 sensors worldwide. Currently, IMES has 25 employees in sales, administration, development and production.


Venturing into New Markets

To maintain its competitive edge and meet customers' demands, IMES is constantly enhancing and further expanding its product range. The latest IMES product introduction is a combustion control module (CCM).    It is a smart combustion signal processing device for marine and stationary gas engines. The CCM function is to acquire and process real time data from cylinder pressure sensors on spark ignited and dual fuel gas engines.





IMES MILESTONES


1996
Company Founded

2000
IMES developed its first cylinder pressure sensor HTT-01 to series-production readiness

2003
ISO 9001:2000 Certification

2007
Premiere: HTT Sensor with 15,000 operating hours in non-stop operation! IMES launched miniaturized sensor CPS-01 for use in medium to high speed engines

2008
IMES celebrated record production of 10,000 HTT sensors; Electronic pressure indicator EPM-XP developed to achieve series-production readiness; Increasing the thermodynamic performance of HTT and CPS sensors

2009
IMES received Marine Type Approval from classification society Bureau Veritas; IMES relocated to its own company building in Industrial Park Kaufbeuren, allowing major expansion of production facilities

2010
IMES gained Kawasaki as new OEM customer; electronic compression pressure meter EPM-XP to become standard in Kawasaki two stroke engines; Hyundai, the largest manufacturer of two stroke engines worldwide, started to integrate EPM-XP as OEM equipment in its Hyundai-MAN B&W MC/MCC and Hyundai-Wärtsilä RTA/Rflex engines; IMES received Marine Type Approval by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and ABS

2011
IMES received Marine Type Approval by classification societies GL and Lloyds

2012
IMES set to expand: Major investment in Co-generation Heating Plant (CHP)
15 Years IMES

2013
IMES received CSA type approval for HTT-04CA® sensors for application in class 1, Div.2, Grps. C and D

2014
IMES received MarineType Approval for HTT-04CA® and CPS-01CA by DNV (Det Norske Veritas)

2015
IMES received Marine Type Approval for HTT-04CA® and CMS by ClassNK
IMES received Marine Type Approval for HTT-04CA® and CPS-01CA by China Classification Society (CCS)

2016
IMES is investing in an extension of the existing building, that also will accomodate a new production area equipped with high technology testing instruments.

2017
IMES is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
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