IWIS Chain Condition Monitoring System available through Wajax Industrial Components in Canada
March 21, 2016 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Mar. 21, 2016 – Wajax Industrial Components says it is the only distributor in North America to stock the IWIS Chain Condition Monitoring system (CCM) in inventory, describing the system as a tool that measures the elongation of drive chains in operation and provides maintenance staff with an early warning that the chain is worn and needs to be replaced.
“IWIS decided to enter the Canadian market with our diverse product offering and we began our search for the perfect distributing partner that would complement our core values of tradition, precision and innovation. IWIS found these same company values and traditions woven into the core of Wajax Industrial Components,” said Scott Fleming, regional sales manager – Eastern, Northern & Atlantic Canada, IWIS Drive Systems. “IWIS is excited to be able to have partnered with such a strong player in the power transmission products arena in Canada. We look forward to supporting Wajax Industrial Components from our two locations – Surrey, B.C., and Toronto, Ont.”
The system uses IWIS patented technology to detect chain wear during operation within 0.01 mm and it runs at speeds of 30 fps or more, making it suitable for a range of applications. It is able to operate in wet or heavily contaminated environments, it notes.
The CCM uses an external 24 VDC power supply and delivers feedback with on-board LED lights or via a USB connection for display on a computer using a special interface. Chain wear status is shown in 0.5 per cent steps on the LED display.
“The innovative IWIS Chain Condition Monitoring System will allow our customers to improve their knowledge of the life of the drive chain, therefore moving from a reactive mode to a predictive mode,” said Karim Asri, director of business development, Bearings & Power Transmission Products, Wajax Industrial Components. “According to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), maintenance costs are reduced by half as a result of using this system. Another benefit of this product is that it can be used on all brands of chain because it evaluates a standardized scale developed by ASME and published by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) – ASME/ANSI B29.1-2011.”