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Experience the future with i.Cee: predictive maintenance

How can I save significantly on maintenance costs with smart plastics?

Smart networking of individual components creates the solid foundation for predictive maintenance concepts. At igus, we call our predictive maintenance system i.Cee. The central element of this system is the i.Cee software. This software, combined with sensors on the energy chain, the plain bearing or a linear carriage, transform stock products into smart products. This upgrade enables you to determine the maximum service life of your igus product and the i.Cee system specifies the perfect time for servicing. Algorithms adjust the service life and service time according to usage. The software we provide plus a few sensors transform standard products available from stock into a smart energy supply system or smart bearing technology in no time.

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In automotive production, the conveyor belt never stops. Collaborating robot arms for assembly and welding work are in continuous use, as are all the components that supply them with energy and data. It is precisely in such environments that intelligent concepts in the style of predictive maintenance make the most sense. Whether a new project for Industry 4.0 or efficiency-driven retrofitting - our smart plastics solutions are available as universal modular systems and can be individually adapted to any system. 

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How does predictive maintenance with i.Cee benefit you?

  • Avoid expensive production losses due to unplanned plant downtime
  • Reduce maintenance and servicing costs
  • Maximise the service life of the igus® components you are using
  • Another quick, simple step for integrating your system(s) into networked Industry 4.0 concepts

The igus® white paper on predictive maintenance

clarifies the distinction between condition monitoring and predictive maintenance

In our white paper, you can find out about the following: 

  • 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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Intelligent plant monitoring with the FANUC FIELD system and igus smart plastics

To evaluate data from machines and systems, FANUC, an international robot manufacturer, offers its "FIELD system" open industrial IoT platform. The system uses local network topology to connect production machines from all manufacturers, allowing comprehensive data analysis for the entire process chain. This infrastructure uses apps from FANUC and third-party suppliers. The "smart plastics - i.Cee" app enables maintenance personnel to monitor the condition of their smart plastics components, such as energy chains and cables, and plan maintenance work in advance in the FIELD system.

You determine the manner of data transfer and access

Data transfer within your local corporate network (i.Cee:local) or on a secure cloud (i.Cee:cloud)



Your data never leaves your corporate network, since the i. Cee software communicates only within the networks you want it to.
The options range from an energy chain within a single machine to a machine park and your own output interface.   



This internet-based solution has two options. In the first, your data is transferred directly to the cloud, where it is made available in a protected area that can be accessed with a browser dashboard. In the second, the data go to an intermediate location on the i. a so-called data concentrator. The i. is at your location, allowing you to stop or adjust data exchange with the cloud at any time.

The i.Cee hardware




The weatherproof box (IP.68) is mounted on the switch cabinet of the machine, receives the sensor data of the energy chain or the plain bearing and at the same time provides a home for the i.Cee software. The box can also have a multiple asset connection, which also allows the use of igus condition monitoring units.  

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i.Cee:plus II

i.Cee:plus II

The i.Cee:plus II module installed in the switch cabinet of the machine or directly in the machine collects the sensor data of the energy supply system or the plain bearing and transmits them to the i.Cee software. 

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The sensors in the energy chain or plain bearing communicate directly with your corporate software, which transfers the data to the i. Cee software for evaluation.
Direct communication between sensors and software constitutes the most complex but also the most individual solution.

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