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"Pure" world premiere: predictive maintenance recommendations in the cleanroom

i.Cee EC.S - the new ultrasonic sensor on the e-skin® flat allows real-time condition-based information and maintenance recommendations for the best overall equipment effectiveness in the cleanroom.

i.Cee ES in the cleanroom All igus cleanroom products were honoured in 2021 with the REINER! award.
In this cleanroom highlight, the smart ultrasonic sensor technology is used to continuously monitor the current sag in the e-skin® flat system. The SKF.S e-skin® flat with support chain has a defined bend radius, allowing unsupported lengths in cleanrooms. As soon as a critical condition is detected in the energy supply system, predictive maintenance recommendations are issued.

The connected i.Cee module also allows numerous interfaces to comprehensive monitoring/IoT networks to make the cleanroom status information available to the user/system manager in real time. All information is aggregated in a modern dashboard, online or offline in the local network, depending on the customer's requirements.
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Tech up

Tech up

  • Maximum e-skin® service life extension
  • Increased cleanroom overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)
  • Easy integration into the overarching machine network/IoT environment
Cost down

Cost down

  • Maintenance cost reduction thanks to predictive maintenance recommendations
  • Avoidance of unplanned downtime thanks to condition-based alarm messages
  • No unnecessary storage costs for expensive cleanroom materials




  • Use cleanroom components to their latest possible end of life without premature replacement
  • Avoid resource-intensive emergency operations

IoT expert Richard Habering explains i.Cee EC.S function and utility on site at the in-house igus trade show.

Predictive maintenance implemented successfully

Industry 4.0: i.Cee in practice

Wastewater treatment plants and wastewater operations |
Port and container cranes
Conveyor and bulk handling


Avoid downtimes, extend service life

i.Cee in a train washing station i.Cee gives CFL a system service life estimate, taking into account condition monitoring data such as temperature, travel speed, and distance travelled and provides maintenance and inspection instructions.

Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois (CFL)

Customer applications worldwide

i.Sense EC.P examples in the overview In international automotive production, the global crane industry, or regional wastewater plants: i.Sense EC.P systems are successfully used wherever maintenance costs are saved and machine downtime prevented:

To the application overview

Products by cleanroom class

ISO 14644-1FED STD 209EGMP (non-operational)Max. particles (0.5 micron) m³Max. particles (0.5 micron) f³igus products that meet the standard
1N/A N/A Energy chains, cables, corrugated tubes, pneumatic hoses
2N/A N/A see above
31 35 see above + linear guides
410 352 see above
5100A & B3,520100see above
61,000 35,200997see above
710,000C352,0009,967see above
8100,000D3,520,00099,675see above
9N/A 35,200,000996,747see above

The data for GMP and FED STD 209E only serve as a rough comparison and do not take other factors such as bacterial contamination into account. Please contact us to find the right configuration for your project.

energy chains

Energy chains in a cleanroom environment have to be especially abrasion-resistant as airborne particles above the strict limits specified in standards are released and can contaminate the cleanroom.
e-chains for cleanroom applications

Cables and hoses

Pneumatic hoses and various cables with IPA ISO class 1 and 2 - also available ready for connection, suitable for Bosch Rexroth, Festo, Parker, Siemens and many other manufacturers.
Flexible cables for cleanrooms

linear guides

In our product range of dry-operating linear guide systems, we offer four models that are certified for use in ISO class 6 to 3 cleanrooms.
drylin for cleanroom applications

Slewing ring bearings

The sliding elements of PRT-04-100 made of iglidur J minimise particle emissions, so they can be used in cleanroom applications.
More about slewing ring bearing PRT-04

Smart machine data acquisition forms the basis for predictive maintenance concepts

Since the i.Sense Wonderbox is part of the smart plastics i.Sense condition monitoring system, all of its data can also be evaluated in the i.Cee control cabinet module. These data can then be used to digitally control the system's alarm and escalation management. 

The i.Cee module can be integrated into predictive maintenance concepts in a number of ways, from preventive service management, which schedules regular maintenance depending on use, to location-independent fault management, which immediately reports any unforeseen change via various mobile channels. All information is collated in a modern dashboard, online or offline in the local network, depending on the customer's requirements.

White paper on optimising overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)

Clarifies the distinction between condition monitoring and predictive maintenance

This free white paper explains: 

  • What igus® condition monitoring (i.Sense) means
  • What igus® predictive maintenance (i.Cee) means
  • What technology is behind both systems
  • What the two systems offer industrial energy supply

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