Tag: Predictive maintenance

What is the basis for the service life statements of i.Cee, the predictive maintenance from igus?

Richard Habering | 22. September 2021

Energy chains are put through their paces at igus’ in-house test laboratory. In linear movements of different lengths with travels of up to 240m and in vertical, circular or torsional movements. 53 test rigs on which 295 tests are simultaneously carried out are used to test e-chains for their stress resistance. In all, 4,100 tests totalling 10 […]

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Where are smart plastics used in the port?

Richard Habering | 22. September 2021

Heavy loads, long periods of use, and a wide variety of weather­­conditions – cranes in port facilities must perform at their best. The fields of application include, among others, ship-to-shore cranes, bulk cargo handling cranes, RTGs, RMGs, Goliath cranes, spreaders and reach stackers. In total, more than 25,000 igus energy chains move across long distances […]

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What is so special about smart, or intelligent, rol e-chain® for cranes?

Richard Habering | 22. September 2021

To load and unload the cutting-edge – keyword Triple E-class – container ships, larger STS cranes must be built or existing cranes retrofitted. Container crane availability and dependability requirements are also increasing. For future operations, in addition to using rol e-chains, there is much to recommend self-monitoring systems fitted with sensors . They ensure the greatest possible […]

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What is the potential of predictive IIoT maintenance concepts?

Richard Habering | 22. September 2021

According to research performed by Accenture Technology, a globally active consultancy, the successful implementation of predictive maintenance can have a marked impact on the performance of industrial organisations across sectors, saving up to 12% over scheduled repairs, reducing overall maintenance costs by up to 30% and increasing breakdown avoidance by up to 70%. Accenture cites […]

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What does IIoT, the Industrial Internet of Things, have to do with high-performance polymers from igus?

Richard Habering | 22. September 2021

In its first stages, IIoT was limited to high-value, big-ticket technologies such as aircraft turbines, for which the enormous costs associated with failure justified the investment. But now there is a discernible trend towards communication-capable, intelligent devices being used to create integrated systems at the lowest level of the automation pyramid. The current development is […]

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