Energy chains in gantry systems ensure that moving power and data cables and pneumatic lines are protected and reliably guided. To counteract problems on long travels, several technology companies are working with igus on the optimum integration of various sensor systems into modular gantry solutions for automation.
igus makes it easy for all interested parties here – with the smart selection aid for smart plastics. This is an interactive online tool that guides users to their first networked product for Industry 4.0 with just a few targeted questions.
Very often, the utility of preventive measures such as forward-looking risk minimisation and preventive maintenance is not easy to see without a specific example case. Such cases are normally provided with theoretical insights or alternative use cases. To make it clear for smart plastics, we have spared no expense in preparing a real-life test case.
Today we want to take a concrete look at how we solve this at igus with i.Cee, our smart plastics range for predictive maintenance. In summary, this intelligent linear system offers integrated wear measurement including the reporting of predictive maintenance information.
drylin linear guide systems have to withstand extreme conditions in continuous operation or even in abrasive environments. So that the the linear guides can slide without lubricant, igus relies on linear bearings made of high-performance polymers. But when should I change the bearing? The smart linear carriage from igus helps here. Due to intelligent sensors, the maintenance technician receives information about the maintenance requirement at the push of a button.