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Smart bearings technology

Smart bearings technology

Hard on the outside, Smart on the inside

Plain bearings often have to withstand considerable adverse influences such as abrasive dust, high speeds or chemicals. If a machine fails, packaging equipment comes to a standstill or a wind turbine no longer turns due to a bearing failure. That is why igus® has expanded its smart plastics product range to include the world’s first intelligent plain bearing. It detects wear in extremely stressful applications in advance and sends a signal to the user proactively if the bearing threatens to fail. Machine and equipment operators can plan maintenance, repairs and part replacement in advance to minimize unplanned downtime.

Test & creation of the 3D printing i.Sense bearing

  • Printed from 2 materials: igus tribo filament (white) and an especially conductive material (black)
  • The i.Sense technology can be implemented on any wear-resistant part with a minimum wall thickness of 2.5mm

i.Sense Sensors

  • Sensor for wear in drylin T linear systems (DLT.W)
  • Wear monitoring (DLW.W)
  • Integrated wear measurement (i.Sense plain bearing)
  • Sensor for wear in PRT slewing ring bearing (PRT. W)
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Smart plastics sensors

Smart bearings

iglide® i.sense plain bearing

iglide® i.sense plain bearing

  • Wear-resistant with sensors
  • Longer service life
  • Maintenance-free tribo-polymer 
  • For the heaviest duty applications
  • Travel distance up to 800m
  • Speeds higher than 5m/s
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3D printed smart plain bearings

3D printed smart plain bearings

  • Wear-resistant parts with sensors
  • Warning when wear limit is reached
  • Warning before overload occurs
  • Predictable service life
  • No minimum order quantity
  • No lubrication necessary
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smart iglidur® PRT slewing ring bearings

Smart PRT slewing ring bearings

  • Easy to install
  • Replaceable sliding elements
  • Sensor for wear (PRT. W)
  • For high loads, high rigidity
  • Housing made of aluminium
  • Predictable service life
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Smart linear technology

drylin® W linear carriage with LED

drylin® W linear carriage with LED

  • Easy handling and visualisation by LED
  • For drylin® W profile guides and linear modules
  • Available in 2 installation sizes: 10 and 16
  • Set of spare bearing liners available from stock
  • Bearing replacement with practical mounting tool
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smart drylin® W carriage

The smart drylin® W carriage

  • Wear monitoring (DLW.W)
  • drylin® W LED carriage + drylin® W carriage offers predictive maintenance. 
  • Maximum service life
  • Warning when wear limit is reached
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drylin® W linear CAD

drylin® W linear Smart CAD

  • Easy online configuration with digital assistants
  • Reduce your process costs 
  • Transfer data into your CAD application
  • Reliable calculation tools
  • 2D/3D CAD data in several formats
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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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Download the smart plastics brochure

Smart Plastics Brochure
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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