Monitoring Temperature for Quality Control in the Pet Food Manufacturing Process
By: CAS DataLoggers
Ensuring the pet food manufacturing process meets FDA (https://www.fda.gov/)
A CAS DataLogger customer held to these requirements wanted to log and monitor the temperature of the product as it exited the extruder. They also wanted to have access to the data from multiple sites from a single, corporate location. The dataTaker DT80 (https://www.dataloggerinc.com/
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A program was written for the data logger to record the data at 1-minute intervals. Each machine was monitored independently to aid in data management. An alarm was configured to compare the measured temperature against the threshold and activate a digital output on the logger if the temperature fell below the acceptable temperature.
Data was stored to the internal memory of the data logger, then periodically transferred to a USB stick and archived on a separate server. The USB stick also allowed for easy programming changes and firmware updates without connecting to a PC.
Using this designed solution, the manufacturer has been capable of continuous documentation for their production process to ensure that all products that leave the facility are safe and meet all FDA standards. CAS Dataloggers provided training and configuration assistance for the System Integrator who handled the implementation in 15 plants across the country. For further solutions for data logging and monitoring for temperature critical applications, contact a CAS Data Logger Solution Analyst for application-
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