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predictive maintenance

Experience the future with i.Cee: predictive maintenance

Eliminate unplanned downtimes and increase machine availability

Smart networking of individual components creates the solid foundation for predictive maintenance concepts. At igus, predictive maintenance is summarized under the term 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.

Advantages i.Cee: predictive maintenance

  • Avoid high costs due to unexpected machine downtime/failures.
  • Reduce maintenance and servicing costs.
  • Maximize the service life of igus® products.
Possible applications
  • Gantries in the automotive industry
  • Cranes in container logistics
  • Production cranes
  • Machine tools
  • Woodworking machinery
  • Bulk handling
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Smart plastics features

The i.Cee hardware


Intranet Weatherproof box (IP.68) is installed in the machine's control cabinet, where it receives the energy chain or plain bearing sensor data and hosts the i.Cee. software.
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i.Cee:plus II 2 The i.Cee:plus II module, which is installed in the control cabinet or directly in the machine, collects sensor data from the energy supply or plain bearing and transfers it to the i.Cee software.


i.Cee:custom The sensors communicate directly with your corporate software, which transfers the data to the i.Cee software for evaluation. 
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You determine the access of data transfers


Your data never leaves your corporate network, since the i.Cee software communicates only within the networks you want it to. The options range from an e-chain® within a single machine to a machine park and your own output interface.


This online solution has two options. In the first, your data is transferred directly to the cloud, where it is made available in a protected area that can be accessed with a browser dashboard. In the second, the data go to an intermediate location on the i. a so-called data concentrator allowing you to stop or adjust data exchange in the cloud.

i.Cee LIVE Dashboard Demo!

The i.Cee Dashboard visualizes all information and movement data of our smart trade show machine online and in real-time at the igus® virtual-real trade show stand in Cologne.
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Smart plastics industry 4.0 solutions, tools and applications


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Smart e-chain® and cables

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Use smart plastics to stay abreast of how your chain is doing.

Our intelligent e-chain® systems are already reliably in use in hundreds of thousands of applications worldwide - from beverage machines and CNC machines to steel mills. 
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Don't let a defective plain bearing ruin your day.

Smart plain bearings are great for sensitive or hard-to-reach spots on a machine, since they allow the bearing's condition to be assessed at any time.
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Whether a new project for Industry 4.0 or efficiency-driven retrofitting - our smart plastics solutions are available as universal modular systems and can be individually adapted to any system.
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Contact a smart drytech® expert Contact a dry-tech® expert for bearings, 3D-printed parts, linear slides and guides and slewing rings that use our smart plastics technology.
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Contact a smart e-chain® expert Contact an expert for flexible cables, cable carriers and pre-assembled cable carriers that utilize our smart plastics technology.
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The terms "igus", "Apiro", "chainflex", "CFRIP", "conprotect", "CTD", "drylin", "dry-tech", "dryspin", "easy chain", "e-chain", "e-chain systems", "e-ketten", "e-kettensysteme", "e-skin", "e-spool", "flizz", "ibow", "igear", "iglidur", "igubal", "kineKIT", "manus", "motion plastics", "pikchain", "plastics for longer life", "readychain", "readycable", "ReBeL", "speedigus", "triflex", "robolink", "xirodur", and "xiros" are legally protected trademarks of the igus® GmbH/ Cologne in the Federal Republic of Germany and where applicable in some foreign countries.

igus® GmbH points out that it does not sell any products of the companies Allen Bradley, B&R, Baumüller, Beckhoff, Lahr, Control Techniques, Danaher Motion, ELAU, FAGOR, FANUC, Festo, Heidenhain, Jetter, Lenze, LinMot, LTi DRiVES, Mitsibushi, NUM,Parker, Bosch Rexroth, SEW, Siemens, Stöber and all other drive manufacturers mention in this website. The products offered by igus® are those of igus® GmbH

igus inc headquarters is located at 257 Ferris Ave, Rumford, RI 02916. igus enjoyneering center is located at 2055 Franklin Rd, Bloomfield Twp, MI 48302