More than 25,000 igus energy chains travel long distances every year in STS cranes, storage and retrieval units and linear robots. To load and unload the cutting-edge Triple E-class container ships, larger STS cranes must be built or existing cranes retrofitted. For future operations, in addition to using rol e-chains, there is much to recommend self-monitoring systems fitted with sensors.
Energy chains in gantry systems ensure that moving power and data cables and pneumatic lines are protected and reliably guided. To counteract problems on long travels, several technology companies are working with igus on the optimum integration of various sensor systems into modular gantry solutions for automation.
This or something similar must have happened between Güdel and igus at one of the earlier Hannover Messe events. It was decided, probably along with a handshake, to feed the condition monitoring system from Güdel with the data from the condition monitoring system from igus (i.Sense).
To increase process reliability, minimise maintenance costs, transmit data in a future-proof manner – an intelligent technical solution is needed that is capable of protecting sewage treatment plants even without human intervention. In this case, the solution is a smart EC.P sensor from igus.