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.
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.
“Condition monitoring”, “predictive maintenance”, “Internet of Things” … It can all make your head spin. A ready-to-install smart plastics complete set including simple step-by-step instructions allows you to get started relatively quickly in networked production. Recently, it has become very easy to configure them in the igus online shop and order them directly online.
Guiding energy, data and media in the tightest of spaces at high speeds is a major challenge for many users, such as those working in intralogistics. The igus micro flizz offers a compact energy supply system for travels of up to 100 metres. If the user wants to monitor his bus cable's transmission characteristics, igus now offers the intelligent CF.D system. It monitors the cable's data transmission characteristics predictively and warns of failure in good time.
After our appearance at the Smart Factory Summit last week, we had our next premiere this week: as guest experts on the VDI podcast, “Technik aufs Ohr” (Technology on the Ear). Together with my colleague Andreas Dengler, Industry Manager Automotive Factories at igus, we spent an entertaining half hour talking about the exciting world of smart plastics in automotive factories.