The smart plastics sensors from igus: they monitor abrasion, measure the pull/push force and provide information about an imminent overload. But how does the maintenance manager get concrete information about the condition of the system? The solution from igus for this is the i.Cee:local.
However, the financial benefits of Condition Monitoring Systems are often difficult to assess, especially because the initial investment in a modern condition monitoring system does not initially reduce costs, but rather increases them. Therefore, in the next sections, we will look at the financial impact over the entire utilisation period with a break-even analysis based on practical experience in an automotive production hall.
EPLAN Electric P8, one of the main products of EPLAN GmbH & Co. KG, is considered one of the industry standards for electrical design and provides support in plant project planning from end-to-end planning to manufacturing, commissioning, servicing and maintenance. The smart plastics from igus® starts exactly at this point for its new switch cabinet modules i.Sense & i.Cee and simplifies daily work with the provision of the associated EPLAN product data.
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.