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Mining operations represent one of the greatest maintenance challenges for heavy earth-moving equipment; especially large diesel engines powering mobile mining equipment and gearboxes/hydraulic systems on stationary mining equipment. When an unexpected breakdown occurs, the equipment is typically located in remote and difficult-to-reach areas, leading to a complicated and expensive process for repairs. Poseidon Systems’ Industrial IoT solution can avoid unexpected downtimes by monitoring oil & other lubricating fluids for wear debris, online oil condition monitoring, vibration, and other sensors that foretell mechanical failures. Poseidon Systems’ solutions can provide you with whatever you need to meet your reliability goals and can be customized to whichever pieces of equipment you are monitoring. Poseidon’s solutions are as variable as your business and can provide you with several key indicators of equipment health; helping maximize uptime, and revenues.


Detect Failures Earlier with Online Wear Debris Monitoring

Poseidon’s advanced online wear debris sensors are capable of detecting abnormal patterns of wear generation in gearboxes/hydraulics/engines of a various pieces of mining equipment; This allows operators to detect faults earlier to prevent increased downtime, secondary damage, and catastrophic failure; missed or detected too late by traditional offline methods. Poseidon’s Trident DM sensor line offers advanced capabilities to directly monitor the health of your equipment continuously, in real-time.

Reduce Offline Oil Analysis With Online Oil Condition Monitoring

Poseidon’s line of online oil condition monitoring sensors eliminate the need for periodic fluid sampling and greatly decrease O&M costs, including unplanned equipment downtime. Oil samples are difficult to obtain from mining equipment due to their location and the issues associated with offline oil analysis make Poseidon’s OCM sensors a valuable installation on mining equipment. Trident QM/QW3100 sensors are able to detect and identify conditions that lead to costly damage.

Identify Greased  Wear Levels with Handheld Ferrous Monitors

Poseidon’s handheld ferrous metal debris monitor allows for customers to gather insights about greased equipment in seconds without having to send grease samples to a lab. Midas™ is a compact and free standing monitor that uses small oil or grease samples to analyze and detect ferrous debris on your equipment to prevent costly damage, unnecessary downtime, or even catastrophic failure.

How Does It Work?

Shows how Poseidon Sensors collect and analyze data from mining equipment

Poseidon oil condition monitoring sensors can easily be installed into your equipment and will start collecting and reporting real-time data on a number of properties about the health of the oil in your engine, gearbox, etc. Poseidon Systems utilizes a suite of sensors; including electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), a sensing method based on analyzing a fluid’s electrical properties across a range of frequencies, to collect more information than single-frequency dielectric or conductance sensors.

Poseidon Live immediately notifies you when it detects something to be concerned with, so you can investigate and resolve the root cause as soon as possible to prevent costly secondary damage or catastrophic failure. Furthermore, this data can be used to reduce O&M costs by optimizing your maintenance and oil change schedule.

Why Poseidon Systems?

Poseidon Systems is here to support you and your individual reliability goals, from start to finish. We can provide sensors for what you need and provide solutions to your specific challenges. Poseidon can provide individual sensors for wear debris monitoring or we can provide you with a complete system of sensors and solution oil condition monitoring, viscosity, direct relative humidity measurements, etc.; including a full IIoT solution.

Regardless of which Poseidon sensors are right for your business, Poseidon Systems has an advanced Industrial IoT platform to help you understand the data and apply it to your reliability goals. Poseidon Live cloud-based monitoring software allows customers to perform analyses utilizing multiple data sets, including online oil condition sensor data and vibration system data in order to get a holistic view and understanding of the health of their equipment.

Poseidon’s ability to collect real-time data from a network of different sensors and immediately connect it to a robust IIoT platform creates a differentiated solution system and the best value to our customers.

Table describing the kinds of equipment that Poseidon sensors work on; Stationary equipment includes conveyors, feeders, bins, & hoppers, crushers, screens, & mills, classifiers, reducers, and generators. Mobile equipment includes mining trucks, shovels & excavators, bulldozers & loaders, graders, locomotives, graders, locomotives, draglines & cranes, dredge ships.

What We Do & Our Approach

Poseidon Systems designs and manufactures sensors to help optimize operations and reduce O&M costs for our customer. Our sensors are able to provide readings on both stationary equipment and mobile equipment, including gearboxes, hydraulics, diesel engines, and more. The flexibility provided by Poseidon Sensors allows you to collect important, real-time information about the health of your equipment that can be used to make crucial decisions and take action to maximize equipment useful life. Poseidon is able to deliver real, applicable results to our customers. Key benefits of Poseidon’s online condition based monitoring systems include the ability to detect, size, and classify metallic particles as ferrous vs. nonferrous, the ability to provide real-time, online equipment health information, and optimize the fluid drain intervals and allow for the implementation of other condition-based maintenance practices. The online, real-time information provided is able to detect faults 

early on and detect faults and failure modes missed by offline analysis and other sensors, which reduces the presence and severity of secondary damage. Customers can evaluate the data coming from their equipment and make decisions that best help them reach their business goals.

Proven Results

Poseidon Systems has years of experience making sensors and providing monitoring solutions to our customers. Read more about how we have saved customers time and money through our combination our advanced online sensors and robust data analysis platform in specific cases where Poseidon sensors proved useful.

For more information about how our sensors work and compare to other technologies, download our technical white papers on the subject.


Complete End-to-End Solutions

Poseidon Systems can provide you with solutions that help all areas of your operations. We have an extensive line of oil condition monitoring and wear debris sensors that can be used to better understand oil health. We also have a solution for learning about the health of your greased components: Poseidon’s handheld lab, MIDASFurther, Poseidon is unique in our ability to provide both advanced sensors and high-quality data analysis. Poseidon’s online sensors offer direct insight into the health of  your mining equipment and can detect faults in their earliest stage. Sensor data can be easily collected using Poseidon’s Industrial IoT solution, analyzed using Poseidon Live, and combined with offline data to provide the best information to our customers. The combination of these powerful tools enables our customers to have a full understanding of their equipment’s health real-time, enabling minimal downtime and maximum operating capacity.

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