From knowledge and skill – connectivity
It is connectivity that makes smart plastics® an indispensable component for turning classical automation processes into smart automation solutions for Industry 4.0. It is smart networking of individual components that creates the solid foundation for predictive maintenance concepts.
The basis is sensors installed in chainflex® cables, dry-tech® polymer bearings, e-chain systems® and the icom module, a data concentrator in which the collected values can be processed.
This data can be used to provide information about the status of the component in question, which in turn can be used to derive concepts for precise maintenance schedules that address problems ahead of time. Defects in elements are detected immediately – even before they actually arise. This minimises damage and reduces downtime. smart plastics® are ushering in an age of truly predictable repair work – for maintenance in its smartest, most effective form.
Sounds good, doesn't it?