By DE staffGeneral Power Transmission Machine Building
igus i.Sense CF.D sensors use high-frequency technology to detect defects in bus and data cables.
Igus introduced its i.Sense CF.D sensors that check the electrical condition of chainflex bus and data cables in e-chain systems without contact or intervention in the existing harnessing. The smart system consists of two sensor units clipped onto the cable before and after the chainflex cable to be monitored. During operation, the sensors continuously check the cables’ transmission properties. In combination with the company’s i.Cee: plus II evaluation module, the system allows for efficient predictive maintenance, igus says. Connected to a CF.D sensor by USB, the predictive i.Cee maintenance module detects incipient deterioration of transmission properties signals and adjusts the component service life calculation accordingly.