Airports rely on gangways to allow passengers to board and disembark conveniently. If the gangways fail, getting into the aircraft is much more difficult. One way to prevent gangway disruptions is to use igus e-chains and i.Sense EC.P condition monitoring.
Defective conveyor belts in washing facilities repeatedly lead to expensive damage and breakdowns. So more and more companies are switching to sensor-supported, networked igus e-chains as part of a modernisation effort.
Maintaining heavily used and hard-to-reach bus cables faster than ever is what i.Sense CF.D, the igus monitoring module, can do – and nothing else in the world can. The module automatically recognises the positions of stressed areas in a cable and shows them very precisely in metres. The new optical status display now enables users to intervene quickly in a targeted manner, avoiding time-consuming and costly troubleshooting.
When it comes to blockchain, most people think of cryptocurrencies or NFTs, and with good reason. The crypto universe is bigger than ever and has gained the attention of the masses in recent years. However, blockchain technology can also be used for other, less well-known applications, of which integration with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is the most promising. This blog will showcase the benefits of blockchain for the IIoT and present examples of applications that combine both.
Machine failures and downtimes are among the biggest cost drivers in industry. It is therefore important for maintenance personnel to act in good time to prevent unplanned stoppages. With the new i.Sense EC.W low-cost service life sensor from igus, users can now make their e-chain smart from just 248 euros. Thanks to real-time condition monitoring of the energy chain, maintenance is easier and more cost-effective over the entire service life.