IME – Introduction
IME is designer and manufacturer of measuring instruments and integrated systems. The application fields are: electric measurement, industrial automation, energy management and protection.
Over the years, IME has enhanced its facilities: an additional 1,000 m2 were added onto the original 10,000 m2 area for production and a new building. The reorganization clearly delineated the functional areas: production, research and development, metrology, automatic calibration and testing, data processing center, sales department, finished products store.
Production is divided into the Analogue, Electronic and Transformer divisions. In addition to assembling, customization, instruments calibration and testing, this department conducts ongoing checks on the production lots and the equipment used, in order to assure product quality and repeatability: a very important factor in a company with an annual output capacity of 1.700.000 products, with a hundred million parts.
Research and development
In the new plant layout, part of the original area is devoted to expanding the research and development laboratories, which embrace different areas of design: electro technical (study of materials, technical solutions, optimization of production processes), electronic (circuit design, type approval of components, printed circuit board design, firmware development) and mechanical (from the design of parts and enclosures to the construction of molds and equipment for assembly and calibration).
It has three functions: custody of primary samples, certified by SIT (Italian Calibration Services) accredited bodies to guarantee their precision and conformity to national samples; testing rooms in which validating tests are carried out (environmental, electromagnetic compatibility, isolation, safety); reference for periodic precision tests of the equipment used in the production processes, such as gauges, signal generators, secondary samples and calibrating tables.
Automatic calibration and testing
The calibration and testing station for multifunction instruments guarantees:
- faster calibration times and lower rate of errors – this can be obtained with semi-automatic or operator-assisted systems
- real conformance of multifunction products to the national samples
- identification and traceability of every product
- continued control of the production, calibration and testing cycle
- self-diagnostics with identification of any product defects
- automated drafting of test certificates
- continually updated statistics for accuracy, non-conformities, detected defects.
Finished products warehouse PxV
More than 100.000 products immediately available and ready to deliver, selected among the most commonly requested versions, in order to guarantee fast responses to customers. Many of IME products are immediately available for Croatian market from Nabla plus warehouse, and all others can be available in just few days.
IME was founded in 1946 and it started producing analogue instruments for the measurement of a.c. and d.c. electrical quantities. Today IME designs and produces analogue and digital measuring instruments and integrated systems for various application fields: electrical measurement, industrial automation, energy management, and protection. Its first breakthrough arrived in the early ’70s, when the company expand its product range and introduced electronics, with transducers for the conversion of electrical and physical quantities, as well as digital indicators. The company then improved its offer of equipment for industrial and service sector systems with automatic circuit breakers, for protection product range, and energy meters for control product range. In the’90s, the evolution continued: modular series, programmable instruments, multifunction measurement devices, man-machine interface. Actual IME production ranges from the single instrument to the integrated system for centralized measuring management.