Always with the aim of saving unnecessary costs and resources, we have further optimised the condition monitoring of bus cables in e-chain systems. The new measuring method determines the data transmission properties of the cables during operation using high-frequency technology. This eliminates the need for additional sacrificial cores, which is good for the budget and the environment.
For this purpose, one feed-through adapter is looped into the Ethernet cable to be monitored at the beginning and end respectively. The small design of the adapters allows subsequent installation at any time.
This sensor data can be read out by the i.Cee:plus module during operation, displayed transparently in a dashboard and evaluated. If the transmission properties or speeds of the bus cable begin to deteriorate, this can immediately be taken as an indicator for a timely cable replacement. Plant downtime or worse can also be prevented by this intelligent condition monitoring of the entire moving cable including plug-in connector.
Part number Transmitter: IS.CF.D.SU.ETHER01.T.01.0.BETA
Part number Receiver: IS.CF.D.SU.ETHER01.R.01.0.BETA
Ethernet is the most widely used standard for local area network (LAN) cabling. According to the current state of the art, a maximum speed of 40 Gigabit/s is possible. Ethernet cables are divided into categories (Cat) from CAT3 to CAT8. CAT5e standard is the most widely used in automation technology. Both mechanical engineering and image processing systems use Ethernet-based bus systems. The high data transmission also makes it possible to implement requirements in the area of Industry 4.0 with smart plastics.
Condition monitoring (i.Sense) with chainflex® cables requires no additional module. The system can be integrated and networked without additional software. In these cases, cables have three options for condition monitoring.
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