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Condition monitoring

Continuous condition monitoring with emergency shutdown

"Trust is good, control is better"

With smart plastics you have full control over your systems. smart plastics combine the high-performance plastics from igus with the latest sensor technology. The condition monitoring system i.Sense for status monitoring always consists of several components. Various sensors are available for machine data acquisition , depending on the application. This means that both mechanical factors such as tensile / shear forces and electrical factors such as the line quality can be recorded. With the connected i.Sense module in the control cabinet, all sensor data is evaluated and follow-up actions are triggered. This enables direct input into the machine control as well as location-independent Visualization in an online dashboard. This lays the foundations for condition-based maintenance in the smart factory.

Advantages of condition monitoring i.Sense:

▲ Tech up
  • Increase in machine availability and maximum service life
  • Better error analysis thanks to 
  • real-time machine data acquisition
  • Easy integration into Industry 4.0 / Smart Factory concepts
▼Cost down
  • Elimination of unplanned downtime or machine failures
  • Reduce maintenance costs through early warnings
  • Realization of condition-based maintenance

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Browse interactive 3D models of various cable carriers and cables

Explore our innovative and interactive 3d model of this product. Experience different design elements and visualize concepts with unparalleled precision.
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Products for condition monitoring of e-chain®

EC.P DMS Basic

Push/pull force monitoring for e-chains with EC.P

  • Measures the push/pull forces on the e-chain
  • Recommends shutdown of the equipment if a force limit is exceeded
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e-chains breakage detection with EC.B

  • Detects chain breakage in the early stages
  • Prevents overloading and subsequent system failures
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Complete system solutions

Smart plastics complete set for retro-fitting

  • Complete system solutions for e-chain®
  • i.Sense components for condition monitoring
  • i.Cee components for predictive maintenance
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Products for condition monitoring of chainflex® cables

Tensile force monitoring for cables CF.P

Tensile force monitoring for cables with CF.P

  • Measures the forces at the strain relief element
  • Triggers a shutdown by means of the NC contact if forces are excessive
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Cable quality monitoring with CF.Q

  • Measures the quality of the cable cores
  • Sends a signal in the event of a core rupture or stops the system via a normally closed contact if desired
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Data transmission monitoring with CF.D

  • Integrated in the cable, no extra measuring
  • Package losses are detected in real-time
  • Alarm via normally closed contact or network
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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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Smart plastics industry 4.0 solutions, tools and applications


Reliable condition monitoring in the crane industry

Heavy loads, long periods of use, and a wide variety of weather conditions – cranes must present a fantastic performance. To ensure this at all times, reliable condition monitoring concepts are needed.
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Predictive maintenance in automotive production

In automotive production, the assembly lines never stand still. Smart production concepts in the style of predictive maintenance have long been established in these production lines.
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