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. Sensors on the energy chain, the plain bearing bush, or a linear carriage, transform products deliverable from stock into smart products. This upgrade creates the capability of determining your igus® product's maximum service life, and the i. Cee system also tells you the perfect time for servicing it. Algorithms adapt the service life and the service time to the equipment's use.
The software we provide and a few sensors transform standard products available from stock into smart energy supply or bearing technology in no time.
The white paper tells you the following:
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. Cee.net: a so-called data concentrator. The i. Cee.net is at your location, allowing you to stop or adjust data exchange with the cloud at any time.
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Small box with a big effect and long range with LoRa wireless transmission.
The weatherproof box (IP.68) is installed in the machine's control cabinet, where it receives the energy chain or plain bearing sensor data and hosts the i. Cee. software.
The box can also have a multiple asset connection, which also allows the use of igus® condition monitoring units.
The i. Cee:plus module, which is installed in the control cabinet or directly in the machine, collects sensor data from the energy supply or plain bearing and transfers it to the i. Cee software.
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.