Chain Monitoring System
iwis Chain Condition Monitoring system alerts of chain wear during use.
Chain manufacturer iwis Drive Systems unveiled its patented CCM (Chain Condition Monitoring) system, which measures the wear elongation of chains in use. The system can be used independently of chain speed. Depending on the chain size, possible chain speeds range from 0.02 m/s to over 15 m/s. The device has protection class IP67 and can be used under normal environmental conditions and at temperatures from 0 to 60 °C. Operating state and wear status are indicated by LEDs and readings can be transmitted to a computer through USB and viewed with a special interface. Because measurement is contactless, the chain drive is not affected in any way; no additional deflection pulleys or supports are needed.