Rochester, New York—Today Poseidon Systems, LLC announced Gearbox Express shipped the industry’s first gearbox to include a direct from factory installed, integrated oil monitoring system that eliminates the need for periodic oil sampling. Gearbox Express, North America’s largest independent supplier of gearbox assemblies for the wind turbine industry, and Poseidon worked together to design an integrated sensor package shipped already installed on the gearbox.
“We are delighted that an industry leader like Gearbox Express has selected Poseidon System’s comprehensive online oil monitoring system to provide real-time health monitoring of their flagship product,” said Mark Redding, President of Poseidon Systems. “Online oil quality and debris monitoring offers our customer’s many benefits, not the least is the ability to reduce if not completely eliminate the need to perform periodic oil sampling. Gearbox Express has recognized these capabilities and by directly integrating the technology are allowing their customers to reap the benefits.”Poseidon Systems will supply the oil monitoring equipment and services for all Gearbox Express remanufactured gearboxes. The integrated system includes Poseidon’s Trident QW3100 oil quality and water contamination monitor, the DM4500 metallic wear debris monitors, and a Trident AP2200 data collector/communication device, and Poseidon Live for online data analysis and remote monitoring. The combination of these technologies provides an easy-to-install up tower, easy-to-use gearbox condition monitoring capability.
Bruce Neumiller, CEO of Gearbox Express states, “It is our belief that metallic debris monitoring provides the earliest, most reliable, most cost-effective gearbox condition monitoring solution. We selected Poseidon based on their ability to provide an exceptional sensing capability that is coupled with an affordable remote monitoring and analysis service. This technology is one of many enhancements included in Revolution gearboxes and is aligned with our belief that our customers deserve the highest quality gearbox and support available in the industry.”Gearbox Express (GBX) is a market leader in wind turbine gearbox remanufacturing and maintenance expertise. GBX is a firm believer in proactive gearbox life-cycle management and is offering the comprehensive oil monitoring service to their customers to improve life-cycle management practices. Through Poseidon’s online data portal, GBX can quickly assess the health state of all their assets and deploy service teams to perform preventative maintenance activities now including condition-based oil changes. Ultimately the technology provides the customer with reductions in equipment maintenance costs, repair costs, and downtime while allowing for safe gearbox life extension through real-time fault progression monitoring. # # # About Poseidon Systems, LLC Poseidon Systems was formed in 2010, and is headquartered in Rochester, NY. Poseidon develops and manufactures real-time condition monitoring solutions that provide users with reduced O&M costs and improved asset reliability. Poseidon’s core expertise is in the fluid diagnostics, particularly metallic wear debris monitoring and oil condition monitoring. Poseidon also supports the design and production of customer-specific sensing and monitoring solutions. To learn more, visit: www.Poseidonsys.com About Gearbox Express, LLC Gearbox Express is the only independent company in North America solely focused on providing down-tower, wind gearbox remanufacturing solutions. Founded in 2011, Gearbox Express has emerged as a leading innovator in wind turbine gearbox remanufacturing. Located in Mukwonago, WI, Gearbox Express operates a 43,000 square-foot gearbox remanufacturing facility and offers a number of products to support wind turbine gearbox maintenance. To learn more, visit: www.gearboxexpress.com