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Experience the future with i.Cee: Predictive maintenance for igus energy supply systems

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

Only the intelligent networking of the individual components creates a solid basis 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. It determines the maximum service life of igus products and the perfect time for servicing.
The advantages of i.Cee at a glance:
▲ Tech up
  • Extension of the maximum service life
  • Increase in overall system efficiency
  • Integration into Industry 4.0/IIoT concepts
▼ Cost down
  • Reduce maintenance costs through early warnings
  • Eliminate unplanned downtime
  • Decrease storage costs
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smart plastics i.Cee - All the advantages of predictive maintenance in one module here in the video

The i.Cee hardware

i.Cee EC.I


Excess clearance between a chain link's bolt and hole is a clear indication of the decreasing service life of an e-chain system®. The EC.I.SU.02 sensor measures this clearance in unambiguous percentage increments and sends them to the i.Cee:plus module. There, the remaining service life is calculated from movement data from the system's control system and, if necessary, a replacement recommendation is made.

i.Cee:plus II

i.Cee:plus II The i.Cee:plus II module installed in the control 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. 
More information about i.Cee:plus II

i.Cee individual

i.Cee individual In individual project business, the sensors in the energy chain or plain bearing can of course also communicate directly with your company software. Due to the direct connection between the sensors and the company's own software, this constitutes the most complex, but also the most customised solution.
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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)


i.Cee:local 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.   


i.Cee:cloud 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.

How does predictive maintenance with i.Cee benefit you?

  • Avoid expensive production losses caused by unplanned plant downtime
  • Reduce maintenance and servicing costs
  • Maximise the service life of the igus® components you are using

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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... thanks to less downtime with igus i.Cee

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

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