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Smart plastics

Small investment, big impact: Contactless monitoring of igus cables in e-chains

Published on: 21/06/2022

i.Sense CF.D sensors detect defects in chainflex bus and data cables, preventing expensive machinery downtime. Smart monitoring of bus and data cables from igus has entered the next phase with igus i.Sense CF.D monitoring sensors. They check the electrical condition of chainflex cables in e-chain systems, with no contact and without interfering with existing cable […]

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VOTW-Stop unplanned downtime!

Published on: 13/05/2022

Downtime costs money! So, to help prevent this igus® has the i-cee:plus- an intuitive hardware and software system that not only gives you a lifetime prediction of your energy chains and pre-warns you of potential failures BEFORE they occur so you can schedule planned downtime to suit you and your business. In this week’s video […]

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New “smart” heavy-duty roller energy chain for maximum lifetime on cranes

Published on: 05/10/2021

igus develops P4HD roller e-chain with wear-resistant materials, and smart monitoring. Next generation cranes need higher power supplies. Energy chains – the protective chains that transport power and control cables in linear motion – must meet these requirements for longer travels, higher accelerations and operational uncertainties, as well as high reliability. The new igus heavy-duty […]

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New igus module boosts predictive maintenance

Published on: 13/07/2021

New i.Cee:local module predicts the service life of machines and manufacturing systems, making maintenance more efficient and predictable Motion plastics leader igus has developed a new predictive maintenance device, a new home for the software to power its smart plastics products – the i.Cee:local module. The module calculates the remaining service life of the energy […]

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Predictive maintenance on long travels: new EC.PR system protects energy chains

Published on: 23/03/2021

igus position-based push/pull force monitoring improves safety on crane systems Energy chains for protecting moving cable assemblies in cranes can be damaged by foreign objects like loose tools, causing costly system failures. This prompted igus to develop a new push/pull force monitoring system. The EC.PR* system records the precise force values of the moving end […]

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Güdel linear robot, even more productive with intelligent energy supply

Published on: 15/07/2020

igus energy chain sensors, monitors movement and measures wear 15th July, 2020 Plan maintenance in advance: the igus intelligent smart plastic e-chains, cables, and plain bearings can assist with this.  Now, manufacturers of machines and systems are also offering solutions with their own condition monitoring. Among them is the Swiss company Güdel: the automation specialist […]

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icom.plus module enables predictive maintenance with flexible data integration for high IT security

Published on: 08/06/2020

26th May, 2020 Being able to predict and plan maintenance is the goal pursued by igus with its smart plastics solutions. Intelligent sensors, for example, measure the wear of energy chains, chainflex cables, slewing rings and linear guides. With the new icom.plus communication module, the customer can now decide in which form they would like […]

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Virtual-Exhibition

igus opens virtual trade show 2020 to introduce more than 100 motion plastics innovations

Published on: 19/05/2020

19th May, 2020 In its virtual trade show, igus presents more than 100 plastic innovations and product range additions from all areas of motion plastics. Around 400 square metres in size, the real stand is now open to online visitors and follows the theme ‘Cost down, Life up. It’s our job’. The trade show is […]

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Video of the Week – the 2020 new products from igus

Published on: 04/05/2020

1st May, 2020 Tech up, Cost down: we will always give you at least one of these. This is our job and for many years has been our promise to you. The immense challenges of this year have spurred us on to even greater efforts. During this uncertain time of change, exhibitions have been cancelled.  […]

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Hard on the outside, smart on the inside: igus develops intelligent plain bearing

Published on: 15/04/2020

17th March, 2020 igus has developed an intelligent bearing that warns of specific wear level, enabling machine and equipment operators to plan maintenance, repairs or part replacement in advance. Called smart iglidur, the intelligent plain bearing was developed for difficult-to-access bearing points and for applications where no regular maintenance intervals have been planned. Defects are […]

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