Evaluating cable health in real time
The CF.Q module from igus is able to check and evaluate cable health in real time helping to ensure timely maintenance or replacement.
Damage caused by repeated tight bending or extreme loads can be quickly detected. In addition, predicted lifetime for the cables can be determined in advance. The control cabinet mountable CF.Q module informs the user of any problems by switching an NC (normally closed) contact when the pre-defined values of the electrical parameters change.
The integration of an SD card slot make the modules suitable for data logging, a serial interface is also integrated as standard for data output. For precise insight into the measured values, igus provides a direct connection to its isense-online system.>
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