Equipment Monitoring Solutions
Answer critical questions about equipment, machinery, and the environment with wireless IoT sensors from Atomation
Atoms are a better way to capture the information you need to know – whether it’s the temperature of the bearing, the impact on the dragline or the preventive maintenance needed on a motor, Atoms answer the critical questions that mean the success or failure of your operations.
- rTrigger-based solution customizable at the device level
- Wireless communication direct to cloud or via gateway
- View information via dashboard or through our open API
Get the answers you need to know to improve operations across your organization.
NEW! External Temperature Probe for Bearing Monitoring
The latest innovation from the Atomation product team is the perfect choice for your bearing temperature monitoring needs.
Out-of-the-Box Application Across Industries
No infrastructure. No wiring. Immediately operational.
Capture the information you need to act on in the field, on the manufacturing floor, at the pump, on the tower, or anywhere that automated data capture and trigger-based warnings would benefit your operations.
Because Atoms are an all-in-one sensing solution, the same Atom is used across a variety of industries and applications.
FEATURED USE CASE
Bearing & Motor Monitoring
Shaker tables are a key component of many manufacturing processes. When the springs wear out or begin to fail, the shaker table begins to behave erratically, sometimes throwing things (in this case, rocks!) off the table, resulting in a safety hazard as well as a downed line while the springs and the table are repaired.
Atoms were installed on all four springs, detecting when the springs began to exhibit signs of fatigue prior to failure.
An Atom with an external temperature sensor was installed to monitor bearing temperatures.
Atoms were more than up to the task in this harsh environment and performed flawlessly immediately after installation. Atoms detected minor changes in spring vibration that gave the team sufficient information to infer when a spring was about to fail. Analysis of normal operation across multiple devices allowed operators to see when one device was not operating in the same fashion as other, similar devices.
Increases in bearing temperature gave the team an immediate alert, to go and inspect the shaker, providing a simple method for bearing and motor monitoring.
Sometimes Atoms deliver insights that are not expected! The user expected that when the table was in operation without a load, bearing temperature would be lower. This was not the case. The temperature actually increased when the table was operated without anything on the table. This finding, validated over several weeks of operation, led the manufacturer to completely revamp their maintenance program.
They created a new inspection procedure to improve shaker maintenance based on this finding. Now they are using Atoms to correlate bearing temperature with materials being manufactured. This lets them improve overall performance and better understand the maintenance needs of the motor.
More Use Cases
Identifying Problems Using Dashboard Data
Atoms are in use just about everywhere these days! A busy port in Africa uses Atoms to monitor crane usage and overall engine health. Atoms monitor tilt, impact, vibration, and temperature using a Gateway installed where the cranes are stored and the smaller AT-R1.0 Atoms on the crane itself.
Atomation Saves: What Happens When a Bearing Burns
What value can the Atom deliver when a failure happens so quickly that there is no time to save the monitored device? Today’s save answers that question.
Atomation Saves: Bearing Costs for an ICL Conveyor Belt
At ICL Group, a global specialty minerals company headquartered in Israel, Atoms are currently used in multiple locations. Our most recent save occurred on a critical conveyor belt.
Atomation Saves: Raw Water Pump Room
Much of the infrastructure in the south is not built to withstand temperatures that drop below freezing for any amount of time. The Atoms that previously picked up a stick pulled into an intake valve also detected a significant event critical to the Operations team.
Vertical Lift Elevator Bearing
This early warning prevented the failure of the bearings on the lift elevators resulting in savings of a minimum of $20K. Had the motors actually failed due to excessive temperature and overuse, the cost to the quarry would have been even higher – both in equipment replacement costs and downtime.