Digitisation on all travel paths: lean, green... and smart

Proven smart plastics technology also as a standard for more and more e-chain® news or current top sellers in the energy supply sector

  • C6.29: Expansion of the successful C6 product range, the clean chain for the cleanroom applications of the future; now also with smart i.Sense EC.P push/pull force monitoring
  • GLO.56.CR: Cleanroom-compatible roller supports for long travel incl. optional i.Sense EC.P push/pull force monitoring
  • E6.29: Suitable for cleanrooms - now available from stock in the ESD catalogue - and now also with smart i.Sense EC.P push/pull force monitoring
  • Theatre e-spool: The spring force of the three included springs is monitored using a load cell sensor. In addition, a rotation sensor monitor counts the drum revolutions and determines the position of the chain.
  • Steel Rotation Module V2 (SRM-L): To increase system safety, the i.Sense EC.P is mounted on the moving end of the chain for intelligent monitoring of the push/pull force. 
Tech up

Tech up

  • Increase in machine availability as well as maximum service life
  • Better fault analysis thanks to real-time machine data acquisition
  • Easy to integrate into Industry 4.0/smart factory concepts
Cost down

Cost down

  • Elimination of unplanned downtime or machine failures
  • Reduce maintenance costs through early warnings
  • Implement condition-based maintenance




  • Unplanned service operations can be prevented - eliminating 100km of travelling costs saves about 3.6 kg CO²
  • Remote access to real-time machine data eliminates repeated physical trips
The smart plastics in energy chains avoid unexpected downtime and significantly reduce maintenance costs.

Predictive maintenance implemented successfully

Industry 4.0: smart plastics 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:

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Intelligent condition monitoring: i.Sense

igus condition monitoring with smart plastics
  • i.Sense: [Sense = sensation] Describes the area of igus® condition monitoring
  • detects machine status regularly or continuously
  • uses fast switch-off to avoid crashes
  • Uses modules to record data
  • i.Sense EC.P: push/pull force detection for energy chains
  • i.Sense EC.B: break detection for energy chains
  • i.Sense CF.P: tensile force monitoring for cables
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Predictive maintenance: i.Cee

Predictive maintenance with smart plastics
  • i.Cee: [Cee, derived from to see] describes the area of predictive maintenance at igus®
  • predicts exact maintenance
  • prevents downtime or quality loss
  • enables different input options (Siemens PLC­ connection, integrated acceleration­sensors EC.W/EC.IM, OPC­UA­servers etc.)
  • offers customised output channels (IoT ­cloud­dashboard, local HTTP­dashboard, SMS, FANUC­field­system integration etc.)
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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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