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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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The ReBeL of low cost automation: smart igus cobot

Published on: 06/06/2022

The world’s first plastic gearbox for cobots and access to a digital ecosystem: latest igus Low Cost Automation product records 20 new projects per week in Germany alone Low cost and about 8kg, the plug-and-play ReBeL cobot is one of the lightest cobots on the market. Digital services provided with it, such as the RBTXpert and […]

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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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Quiet, strong, easy to fill: E2.1 e-chains tick all the boxes

Published on: 27/04/2021

E2.1 e-chains for small and medium-sized applications reduce noise by 10dB and assembly time by 50%. Energy supply using polymer e-chains are virtually unlimited, whether the application is linear, vertical or rotational. And new polymer materials, improved designs and customer-specific requirements are continually expanding the product range, exemplified by the E2.1, the new e-chain standard […]

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Robots in the factory of the future: opportunities and challenges for cable manufacturers

Published on: 14/04/2021

Industrial robots are pervasive in manufacturing and their applications are increasing all the time. But with constant multi-axis movements, the cables that supply robots are subjected to extreme levels of stress, posing a challenge for manufacturers of cables and other connecting components. The International Federation of Robotics predicts that by 2020 more than 1.7 million […]

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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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Additive manufacturing meets Industry 4.0: igus makes 3D printed tribo-components intelligent

Published on: 24/11/2020

Printed components made intelligent – this is the latest product development from motion plastics experts igus. In this world first, igus can integrated sensors into its printed motion plastics components to predict maintenance requirements and avoid downtime. igus, which has its UK headquarters in Northampton, has developed a special feature; sensors are directly printed into […]

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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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