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Intelligent E-Chain® predicts the replacement time during operation

... World premiere ... Intelligent E-Chain®


igus® has been offering online service life calculation for E-Chains® and an extremely high level of durability for years. For some bottleneck systems, operators want additional components that do not suddenly fail but, instead, are able to predict when they have to be replaced.
The new intelligente-chains can do the following:

Increase the reliability of equipment and availability

Possibility of remote scanning via GSM/Internet

Can be retrofitted in existing applications

Integration into your maintenance procedures

Avoid machine shut-downs

Can be combined with other igus® condition monitoring products, e.g. PPDS, EMA

Available for all E4 series, additional ones being planned

Typical applications:Wherever preventive maintenance is required, e.g. harbor installations, cranes, etc.

isense EC.W modules

igus® isense EC. W modules (intelligent sensors) continuously report the service life status to an icom igus® communication module via radio. A message with the maintenance call is sent before the amount of wear becomes critical.
isense EC. There are W modules for the thousands of E-Chain® varieties. They can be installed directly or retrofitted.


Fast retrofitting


For the following E-Chain®

E-Chains® Internal height
E4.32 / 2828R 32
E4.42 / 3838R 42
E4.56 / 4040R(H)D 56
E4.80 / 5050R(H)D 80
E4.112 112

Delivery time  
Delivery times

prototypes from June 2016

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