Iwis releases CCM continuous chain monitoring system | Automation.com

Iwis releases CCM continuous chain monitoring system

February 032015
Iwis releases CCM continuous chain monitoring system

February 3, 2015 - Iwis releases CCM continuous chain monitoring system that 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 CCM 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. Calibration of the CCM system to the respective chain sizes is performed by iwis before delivery.

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