The year is 1989: The Berlin Wall falls, the Astra 1A television satellite goes into operation, Voyager 2 delivers images of Neptune and the first igus® chainflex® cable is launched in the market. We want to focus on the latter, despite the other important events.Because the world of production is also in a constant state […]
We discussed bus cables in another article. Today we will focus specifically on the topic of ASI bus cables and show what they have in common with Christmas lighting. What is ASI bus? ASI stands for actuator sensor interface. Interface, of course, is a kind of coupling point. The interface is used to connect sensors […]
The topic of our last online seminar for 2021 was "Reliably monitoring cables in energy supply system applications, extending service life, and avoiding production downtimes".
A small investment with a big effect: the latest generation of i.Sense CF.D monitoring sensors check the electrical condition of chainflex cables in e-chain systems – without contact and without interfering with the existing harnessing. As a result, the real-time monitoring of this concept study does not require any sacrificial wires and in combination with the new i.Cee: plus II evaluation module, enables even more efficient predictive maintenance for protection against cost-intensive system failures.
The explanation for how a plastics company like igus came to develop durable cables for energy chains is actually quite simple. When igus launched the first plastic energy chain in 1971, many customers were enthusiastic about the new energy supply concept and wanted to convert their systems. At that time, there were already systems that […]