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Predictive maintenance

What does igus® predictive maintenance (i.Cee) mean?


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.

How does predictive maintenance with i.Cee benefit you?

  • Avoid expensive production losses due to unplanned plant downtime
  • Reduce maintenance and servicing costs
  • Maximise the service life of the igus® components you are using
  • Another quick, simple step for integrating your system(s) into networked Industry 4.0 concepts

The igus® white paper on predictive maintenance

clarifies the distinction between condition monitoring and predictive maintenance

  • The white paper tells you 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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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

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

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. 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.

That sounds good in theory, but how does it work in practice?

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The i.Cee hardware


 

i.Cee:box

Intranet

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.   

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i.Cee:plus

i.Cee.plus

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.  

i.Cee:custom

i.Cee:custom

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.


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