igus has released a step-by-step video demonstrating how to set up various features on its PPDS (Push Pull Force Detection) condition monitoring system.
Designed for long-travel e-chains, such as those found in crane applications, the main function of the PPDS is to monitor the push-pull forces of the moving system and shut the system down safely if a pre-defined force is exceeded e.g. in the event of a mechanical obstruction. In this case, the PPDS system will automatically generate an alarm message, which is sent to the maintenance operator automatically via e-mail or SMS. This allows remote fault diagnosis and all data is stored for up to three months for retrospective retrieval and analysis.
To watch a short clip on how to set up the PPDS system, such as setting up passwords, test drive modes and force limit values, please follow this link: www.igus.co.uk/PPDS_Setup.