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Smart Plastics

Smart retro-fitting made easy … with complete sets from smart plastics that can be ordered online

Richard Habering | 12. November 2021

“Condition monitoring”, “predictive maintenance”, “Internet of Things” … It can all make your head spin. A ready-to-install smart plastics complete set including simple step-by-step instructions allows you to get started relatively quickly in networked production. Recently, it has become very easy to configure them in the igus online shop and order them directly online.

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Fast AND smart: the micro flizz safely guides energy, data and media … even in the Industrial Internet of Things.

Richard Habering | 5. November 2021

Guiding energy, data and media in the tightest of spaces at high speeds is a major challenge for many users, such as those working in intralogistics. The igus micro flizz offers a compact energy supply system for travels of up to 100 metres. If the user wants to monitor his bus cable's transmission characteristics, igus now offers the intelligent CF.D system. It monitors the cable's data transmission characteristics predictively and warns of failure in good time.

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“Last line of defence” – How i.Sense EC.P saved an international port operator from massive total failure

Richard Habering | 26. October 2021

The port – a harsh and salty environment with high machine duty cycles, not a place for unexpected system downtime. Heavy loads, long operating times and a wide variety of weather­­conditions – cranes in port facilities have to deliver top performance. To ensure this at all times, reliable condition monitoring concepts are needed. I would like to briefly explain how this looks in practice and what advantages it creates for the users using the following 'best practice' example of an international port operator.

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Behind the scenes … All about the VDI Podcast – “Technik aufs Ohr” (Technology on the ear) with smart plastics

Richard Habering | 12. October 2021

After our appearance at the Smart Factory Summit last week, we had our next premiere this week: as guest experts on the VDI podcast, “Technik aufs Ohr” (Technology on the Ear). Together with my colleague Andreas Dengler, Industry Manager Automotive Factories at igus, we spent an entertaining half hour talking about the exciting world of smart plastics in automotive factories.

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Smart Factory Summit 2021: my personal review and classification

Richard Habering | 1. October 2021

How do OEMs and automotive suppliers network their production plants? What can SMEs, especially the mechanical engineering sector, do to make their manufacturing smart and efficient? What role do the suppliers play? How can artificial intelligence help make production smarter?These and other questions were presented this week at the Smart Factory Summit of the Deutsche Messe Technology Academy and explained by numerous expert speakers. Among the select field of participants were the companies KUKA, SEW Eurodrive, Siemens, Yaskawa and also us from igus.

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