Treotham offers a range of Industry 4.0 enabled igus cables, energy
chains and linear bearings that can predict when they need to be repaired or
replaced during operation. Their added intelligence and networking allow igus
plastics to detect the degree of wear during ongoing operation and emit an
alarm as soon as repair or replacement is required.
igus cables, energy chains and linear bearings enable customers to increase
reliability and plant availability, minimise downtime, and reduce costs through
condition monitoring and predictive maintenance. Through extensive testing,
igus is able to accurately predict the service life of its motion plastics.
Being self-lubricating and maintenance-free as well as lighter, hard-wearing
and more energy efficient than traditional materials, igus’ smart plastics
offer a long service life and can be used in environments requiring preventative
maintenance such as harbour installations, cranes, automotive factories and
The isense products from igus include diverse sensors and monitoring
modules, while networking with the igus Communication Module (icom) enables
direct integration with the customer’s IT infrastructure or the igus data
Data can also be optionally shared with the igus
data centre, opening up possibilities for customer service life calculation and
optimisation of business processes.