Simple Monitoring Setup Optimizes Greenhouse Temperature Control
CAS DataLoggers provided the greenhouse temperature control and monitoring solution for a small greenhouse currently cultivating several species of herbs for cooking and medicinal purposes. From potting to product, each variety has to be kept at ideal growing conditions before sale. From his own experience, the owner preferred to maintain the crop around 70°F (21°C) and an 80% relative humidity. Last year he had already installed a climate control system, but its effects were heavily localized within the space rather than uniformly spread out. Rather than having to keep checking thermometers placed around the walls, the owner wanted to use data loggers to record and save enough readings to get a realistic temperature and humidity profile to find these colder and drier zones. Once he could see this profile, he would be able to check all current readings against this accurate baseline.
Since the customer requested an inexpensive greenhouse temperature control solution, CAS DataLoggers provided his application with 50 SwiTrace I-Plug USB Temperature and Humidity Data Loggers (https://www.dataloggerinc.com/
To collect the data after recording is finished, workers just use the built-in USB interface to plug the data loggers into the owner's PC and read the data, with no USB drivers or other accessories required. After downloading the free software, the owner can view all this environmental data in the form of charts and graphs. In this way, workers can move the data loggers around to pinpoint the greenhouse's cooler and drier zones so remedial measures can be taken.
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