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Now also for drylin profile guides: predictive maintenance information and connection to the Internet of Things (IoT)

Intelligent condition monitoring and integration into customer networks with i.Cee:plus II & drylin W

A measurement and data transmission unit is built into the carrier plate of the drylin carriage to implement a wide range of Industry 4.0 use cases. This communicates with the intelligent i.Cee:plus module via the industry-standard LoRa radio. In this way, any diverse integration into customer networks or further IoT concepts can take place. Of course, this can also be implemented locally using a standard CAT5 patch cable. 
The 24V DC power supply of the integrated measuring unit is ensured by a LiPo battery, which can be easily charged via USB interface. This ensures round-the-clock condition monitoring of the profile guide. By connecting to the i.Cee:plus module, further features such as predicted maintenance intervals, live dashboards (online and offline) or immediate alarm messages via e-mail or SMS can be implemented. 
Part number: WW-10-40-10-IS.LORA

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Improve technology

Improve technology

  • Measuring and LoRa data transmission unit integrated in the carrier plate of the drylin® carriage
  • LoRa radio range: approx. 50m
  • Integrated 24V DC power supply with LiPo accumulator
  • Information output on current sensor status, time until next predicted maintenance and battery status 
  • Connection to customer networks and Industry 4.0 applications

Cost down

Cost down

  • Use without special accessories thanks to charging via standard USB socket
  • Space-saving receiver and computing unit for external installation



  • Function test in measuring system successfully passed
  • Try it out yourself in your own application: igus® is offering free samples in the beta test phase



  • Predictable service intervals save resource-intensive emergency operations


What does predictive maintenance mean?

i.Cee ("I see ahead")

Smart networking of individual components creates the solid foundation for predictive maintenance concepts.  At igus®, we call our predictive maintenance system "i.Cee.
The central element of this system is the i.Cee software. Sensors on the energy chain, the plain bearing bush, or a linear carriage, transform products deliverable from stock into smart products. This upgrade creates the capability of determining your igus® product's maximum service life, and the i.Cee system also tells you the perfect time for servicing it. Algorithms adapt the service life and the service time to the equipment's use. The software we provide and a few sensors transform standard products available from stock into smart energy supply or bearing technology in no time.

Flexible solutions and great variety

The drylin® W profile rail guide

  • 14 rail profiles, 50 carriage versions
  • 100% maintenance-free and lubrication-free
  • Corrosion-resistant and hygienic
  • Wear-resistant
  • Resistant to dirt, dust and humidity
  • Very quiet operation
  • Costs up to 40% less than recirculating ball bearing guides

Longer product life cycle


drylin® linear technology  does not use a single drop of lubricating oil . In addition, our tribologically optimised materials produce less microabrasion than commercially available plastics.  Longer service life also has a positive net effect on the environment.

No lubricants required

Industry 4.0: real-world examples

Customer applications with smart plastics

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Smart consulting tool

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Smart brochure

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This brochure provides a quick overview of all igus activities relating to Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things.  

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