The igus® isense family of products includes diverse sensors and monitoring modules. During ongoing operation, they detect the degree of wear and emit an alarm as soon as repair or replacement is necessary. Networking by means of the igus® Communication Module (iCOM) enables direct integration into your company-wide infrastructure.
Very different scenarios such as continuous monitoring or automatic triggering of maintenance work are very easy to program. The option of a link-up to the igus data center brings further advantages: individual service life calculation and optimization of your business processes. This includes arranging for someone to do maintenance work or ordering replacement parts, for example.
Reduce maintenance costs
Long service life
Improvement of the cycle time
Save time - Faster ascertainment of the causes of anomalies
Reduction of energy consumption
E-Chains®, cables, linear bearings become smartWith its isense (intelligent sensor in or on the product) and iCom (Communication Module) innovations, igus® is introducing three intelligent products for first-time use in industry.
The degree of wear of the intelligent energy chain is continuously monitored by means of an integrated sensor chip. If the amount of abrasion is such that the chain is likely to be damaged, the chip sounds the alarm. Repair or replacement can be planned in good time and downtime's are thus minimized.
Additional measuring wires or their degree of conductivity are used to continuously check whether a cable failure is imminent. If the conductivity falls below a defined threshold, a signal is sent immediately and the cable can then be replaced in the framework of scheduled maintenance work without any extra effort or downtime.
prototypes from June 2016