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Virtual Panel Event about Industrial Connectivity

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17/05/2021(16:00-17:00)

This 60-minute virtual panel discussion between industry experts will explore the intersection of connectivity (more)

UKIVA Machine Vision Conference

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15/07/2021

Join us on 15 July 2021 on the MVC Technology Presentation Hub and explore eight online seminar theatres. (more)

PPMA Show 2021

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

PPMA Show 2021 will be the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and (more)

Southern Manufacturing

Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6TQ)

06/10/2021 - 07/10/2021

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the (more)

Advanced Engineering 2021

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

Join us in our 12th and most important edition to date, as we invite engineers and management from all (more)

Intelligent chain monitoring system

Intelligent chain monitoring system

Iwis has developed a new monitoring system for measuring chain elongation. The new, patented CCM (Chain Condition Monitoring) system measures the wear elongation of chains in use and warns the maintenance personnel in advance if the chain needs to be replaced.

The CCM system can be quickly and easily integrated in numerous chain applications and retrofitted in existing plants and machines without the need for special add-on components for the chain. The device determines the wear in a chain drive and notifies maintenance personnel where and when preventive maintenance is required. 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.

"The main benefit of the new CCM system is that maintenance personnel can react on time," explains Florian Madlener, design and development engineer at Iwis. "No long downtimes of plants and machinery, no risk of missing delivery deadlines, no interruption of the logistics chain: all of these contribute to avoiding financial loss through production outages. The system can also continually monitor high-precision chain applications."

The CCM system can be used independently of chain speed. Depending on the chain size, possible chain speeds range from 0.02m/s to over15 m/s. The device has protection class IP67 and can be used under normal environmental conditions and at temperatures from 0 to 60°C. Calibration of the CCM system to the respective chain sizes is performed by iwis before delivery.

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