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How are intelligent insights gained from pure sensor data for Smart Maintenance?

Richard Habering | 16. September 2021

If the monitoring data is collected on an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform, a machine history can be built up over time. Comprehensive platforms such as the FIELD system from Fanuc are ideal for this purpose. Or locally based solutions such as the i.Cee:local from igus. This allows to advance the supervised learning on the machine even […]

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What is Smart Maintenance? And what does igus contribute to this?

Richard Habering | 16. September 2021

The Gabler Wirtschaftslexikon offers the following definition: smart maintenance describes the development of maintenance in the age of digitisation and Industry 4.0. In this context, smart maintenance deals with the strategic, tactical and operational management of industrial production facilities (i. e. equipment, buildings and technical infrastructure). The goal of smart maintenance is to maximise the technical and economic effectiveness […]

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Why does an energy chain need autonomous power generation by means of energy harvesting?

Richard Habering | 8. September 2021

To drive itself, the generation power by means of energy harvesting in the new P4HD rol e-chain┬« from igus is not yet sufficient. But the smart monitoring sensors for predictive maintenance can very well be operated with the “Power through friction”. The external energy supply, previously implemented by rechargeable batteries, can thus be saved by […]

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What does the use of the i.Cee app in the FIELD system look like in practice?

Richard Habering | 3. September 2021

 Once the igus i.Cee app has been integrated, users can monitor the condition of their energy chains and cables at any time and plan maintenance work predictively. The central element of the predictive maintenance system is the i.Cee software. Working with sensors on the energy chain, the plain bearing bush, or a linear carriage, it transforms products […]

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Where can I get the i.Cee app for the Fanuc FIELD system?

Richard Habering | 3. September 2021

The FIELD system platform is installed and executed at the customer’s site. Converters and applications from both FANUC and third-party suppliers are available in the FIELD system App Store. igus, the motion plastics specialist, has also developed an app for its smart plastics solutions for condition monitoring and predictive maintenance and made it available to […]

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