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iSense EC.PR

EC.PR protection for travels of up to
1000m – along their entire length

Avoid system-dependent imprecision for push/pull force monitoring systems on travels longer than 150 m

System-dependent imprecision due to static force limits for travels > 150m are a thing of the past.
Now there is the new EC. PR module. Here, force limits are dynamically adjusted with information  from PLC control systems, OPC-UA servers, or analogue (4-20 mA) path measurement systems (Profinet /EC. PP).  This reduces repair cost and effort; replacing a stacker reclaimer , for example, costs €30,000 or more.
 


Tech up with igus news

Tech up

  • Position-dependent reduction of maximum push/pull force limits at which the system is shut down – freely
    defined for each point along the travel.
  • Position information via additional modules from Siemens PLC, OPC-UA servers, or analogue or digital path measurement systems.

Cost down with igus news

Cost down

  • Avoid unplanned repair costs such as €40,000 or more for replacing a stacker reclaimer.
  • Integration into existing control concepts and switch cabinets
  • Standard strain gauge sensors and load cells can be used in igus® floating moving ends

Evidence from igus news

Proof

Recycling with igus news

Sustainability

  • Benefits such as reduction of CO² emissions by 32kg per eliminated repair deployment. 2
  • Less raw material required thanks to the option of partial repair instead of complete replacement.
  • More on the igus contribution Plastic2Oil

EC.PR animation

explains the system in 60 seconds

  • Smart position determination with push/pull force reference
  • Condition monitoring for gliding applications
  • So-called beacons on the guide trough communicate the moving end's exact position
  • each position is assigned a defined push/pull force
  • if the assigned force is exceeded, the system switches off automatically, preventing a crash

Explanation video for EC.PR

Richard Habering explains the system in 125 seconds


Potential application areas

We have developed EC.PR for this purpose

 

  • Long travels > 150m in project business
 
  • Stacker - reclaimer
 
  • Automatic cranes

isense EC.PR position-dependent push/pull force measurement

Sample


can be delivered within 14 days for BETA TEST projects 

Request EC. PR

Availability


Delivery time for BETA test projects: 14 days

1igus® application at Tata Steel in Haldia, India with a travel of 480m and a chain length of 240m was able to avoid a replacement worth about €40,000
2Randomly chosen Mercedes vehicle built in 2015 with 160 grammes of CO²/km at a randomly defined 100-km departure/arrival