smart plastics - predictive maintenance
With the help of intelligentenergy chains, cables, plain bearings, slewing rings and linear guides, we are setting new standards in maintenance and repair. The smart plastics products detect the need for maintenance, make intelligent prognoses and avoid worst-case scenarios where equipment fails or production comes to a standstill.
It is easy to explain the principle of smart plastics: sensors of many different kinds detect the condition of the iguscomponents and communicate their condition to a data concentrator which then passes this data on to an intelligent system. In this way, the push and pull forces acting on e-chains, for example, can be monitored during ongoing operation and maintenance work can be performed on them before a malfunction occurs.