It is all about organisation. With the igus® smart plastics, you have the predictability to ensure you no longer encounter expensive breakdowns and can arrange downtime when it suits rather than when its essential.
Smart Plastics by igus® takes the surprises that arise when there is a fault. This technology sends signals to inform of wear or errors before it gets critical.
An “unsung hero” of the igus® range is the tribo-coating process. This is where iglidur® bearing material is powder coated onto a metal part, which means you can turn any part you like into a self-lubricating low friction bearing surface!
Industries lose billions of pounds every year but could some of this be prevented? One thing people are starting to do is to move from steel to plastic. But are plastics a viable alternative to steel?
industrial manufacturing robots are more important than ever before. The need to work collaboratively with humans means a greater output, has a greater safety aspect and enables a wider range of production steps to be undertaken. But why are these industrial manufacturing robots so important?
Over the last year we have all had to get used to working on Zoom or Microsoft Teams, and this way of life is certainly here to stay! One great feature in Teams is the chat function, and my dear newsletter readers, you are most welcome to chat with me. I will be taking a summer break from writing the editorial in these newsletters, but my message to you remains the same: if you have moving parts on your machine, then it is likely that we can save you time and money. My offer of samples still stands, so contact me with the details of your requirements and, I promise I will give it my urgent attention. This applies to bearings, linear guides, cable chains and flexible cables, the samples are free and you could save a lot of money.
Easter is behind us, Spring is in the air, light evenings, restrictions are thankfully being slowly lifted, and time continues to fly by! They say that wisdom comes with age, I am not sure about that, but certainly time does give experience. Often we hear it said, if only I knew then what I know now!
With smart plastics technology from igus®, it is now very easy to remotely monitor parts that are relevant for the life of a machine, such as energy supply systems, cables, hoses or bearings.
Frequently asked questions about industry 4.0
We have a range of products from energy chains to bearings.
Being able to 3d print parts with sensors is amazing! Not only are these cost effective, they can be delivered quicker than moulded parts.
Our 3d printed parts are produced via multi=material printing. The sensors are printed into the tribo component.
Absolutely. Please give us a call on 01604 677240 to discuss the application.
We offer two data transfer systems. One is what we refer to as i.Cee:local. This is when you use your own corporates network and you determine the software it talks to.
The other option is the i.Cee:cloud. This is a cloud service where data is transferred directly to the cloud, encrypted and protected.