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Enabling intelligent monitoring of moving cables in smart factories

18 February 2019

A video from Igus demonstrates how its CF.Q module monitors the health of bus cables in e-chains and recommends maintenance or replacement in good time.

Part of the company’s smart plastic range, the system provides early alarms even for small changes in transmission characteristics, helping to avoid unscheduled system shutdowns as well as the associated high costs.
The complex sensor system tests the electrical properties of the bus cable. These results are compared continuously with existing chainflex test data. When installed the CF.Q module warns the engineer by switching an NC (normally closed) contact when the pre-defined values of the electrical parameters change. 
The SD card slot makes the modules suitable for data logging, a serial interface is also integrated as standard for data output. 
Networking the isense CF.Q using the igus Communication Module (icom) enables online status of the cable with alarm options, as well as direct integration into the company-wide infrastructure. 

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