iSense EC.PP

EC.PP trough-integrated path measurement system

provides EC.PR position data

Small transmitters connected by cable are installed at 50cm intervals on the outer guide trough side links. The so-called beacons transmit their positions to a single antenna fixed to the floating moving end. The system uses the relative position of the beacons to the antenna and the transmitted position to calculate the trolley position. It is then sent to the customer control system via Profinet. This provides information for the EC. PR push/pull force monitoring system. It also positions the crane trolley precisely. The repeatability envisioned is indicated to be +/-5mm!

Tech up with igus news

Tech up

  • Path measurement system for connection to the position-dependent push/pull measuring system EC. PR
  • Usable as a primary trolley positioning system - eliminates the need for a second measuring system.
  • Connected beacons (see diagram) submit position information to moving antenna.
  • Repeat accuracy: +/-5mm
  • Transmission of position data to customer PLC control via Profinet

Cost down with igus news

Cost down

  • Average of four man-days of installation time saved because the second measurement system is eliminated1

Evidence from igus news


  • has been tested and documented at BTG (experts for crane positioning systems)
  • Q2 2020 Test set-up at 200-m field test facility in the igus® laboratory for dynamic energy transmission systems, the world's largest 

Recycling with igus news


  • Faster decommissioning of uneconomic technologies due to saved installation time
  • Recycling of installed energy chains with the igus chainge programme  free of charge
  • More on the igus contribution Plastic2Oil

EC.PP explanation video

Richard Habering explains the system in 1:28 min.

Animation video of isense EC.PP

explains the system in 52 seconds

Potential application areas

We have developed EC.PP for this purpose

  • Ship-to-shore cranes, especially in automatic mode
  • Bulk material handling
  • Stacker reclaimer
  • Applications in heavy industry such as steelworks

isense EC.PP positioning information directly in the e-chain system®


available starting in Q3 2020

Request EC. PP


First BETA test projects Q2 2020 – regular sales mid-Q3 2020

1 E-mail of 9/4/2020 from the CEO of a well-known manufacturer of position measuring systems on crane systems