The igus® isense family consists of various intelligent sensors and monitoring modules.They measure wear during operation and alert the user in advance to schedule repairs and replacements. The igus® communication module (icom) makes seamless integration into your IT infrastructure possible. This allows scenarios like continuous monitoring or automated triggering of in-house maintenance.
An optional connection with the igus® data center increases your options: individual lifetime optimization and faster operational processes like automated scheduling of external maintenance crews or ordering of spare parts. Thanks to smart plastics your equipment runs continuously and maintenance costs are reduced. Improved safety is an additional benefit.
Abrasion sensor with wireless transmission2
Motion sensor with wireless transmission3
Compact control and switching units5
More powerful communication module6
Enhanced monitoring function8
PRT. W slewing ring
Reduce maintenance costs
Eliminate unscheduled downtime
Long service life
Increase equipment efficiency
Save time - Faster detection of reasons for anomalies
Reduced energy consumption
Receives data from the isense sensors and sends the data – according to the individual configuration – to the designated terminals.
Attached to different crossbars, igus® isense EC. L-modules in combination with the icom communication module are able to assess the current condition of an e-chain®. The acceleration and temperature sensor EC. M(otion) on the one hand and the abrasion sensor EC. W(ear) on the other hand collect data continuously and send it to the "open source solution" (icom). Among other things, icom collects and evaluates data from the EC. L modules so that replacement or repair requirements are predicted and production plants can run smoothly and efficiently.
Measures movement (acceleration) and temperature then sends the data to the icom.
Wear sensor that is built into the crossbar of the e-chain® and transmits the wear of the e-chain® directly to the icom. Supplies wear data of the equipment in addition to the the calculated remaining service life of the EC. L.
Utilized to determine the service life of chainflex® cables used in your application. Ongoing electric monitoring of two additional cores inside the cable which is connected to a module in the control cabinet. Conductivity values are checked continuously and compared with the experiential values and parameters of the system in order to schedule replacements before cable failure occurs.
Used to monitor the push/pull forces of igus® e-chains® over long travel distances. EC. P is a combination of load cell (force monitoring, pull/ push force monitoring) and the isense EC. P (PPDS-Box). The load cell is either build into the connecting element of the e-chain® or integrated into the floating moving end.
Determines breakage of a link caused by accidents or vandalism. EC.B includes a polymer wire in special separators and a sensor unit. The information from the sensor unit can either be analyzed by the isense EC. P (PPDS) or the sensor unit can be directly connected to the customer‘s system on site.
Monitoring the operating status of e-chains®, especially in guide troughs where long travels are involved. Sensors measure and check the position of the energy chain. so the machine won't continue operating when mechanical faults occur and a total loss of the chain or an electrical shutdown (for example, due to cable damage) can be prevented.
Used to detect the wear limit of drylin® linear units. A plastic element that has an integrated sensor which signals the need for replacement ahead of time. Can be fitted subsequently.
Mounted in a milled slot below the sliding elements, the PRT. W sensor measures wear and tear and can indicate the required replacement promptly via the icom communication module, preventing cable failure.