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 of maintenance measures under the holistic consideration of the respective production system.1
With our i.Sense solutions from smart plastics, igus can offer a product that already provides continuous condition monitoring in over 1000 industrial plants. These can be placed directly on the components they monitor. Data processing also takes place directly there to avoid the transmission of large amounts of data. The i.Sense module collects the data and predicts possible failures as early as possible. This allows parts to be replaced in good time and prevents machine downtime.