Shipment Temperature Monitoring for Milk Crate Transport
By: CAS DataLoggers
Now, the milk company uses I-Plug Temperature Data Loggers in the back of their trailers to closely monitor milk temperature. Drivers enclose the loggers into their self-adhesive pouches and place them directly onto the crates, four per truck. Their lightweight and compact design make for an easy fit among the gallon containers. Installed this way, the temperature data loggers provide good coverage of the shipment and continually monitor the product throughout transit.
The data loggers start up with the push of a button and also have a stop button which sets them to bookmark readings but keep monitoring until reaching the end of their journey. Users set the sampling frequency to take a product reading once every 15 minutes, and it only takes 90 seconds for the sensor to register an alarm. The data loggers turn on on their alarm LEDs when they take a sample and find that the product is outside the safe temperature range set before the trip. Drivers simply check the loggers during routine stops and look at the status lights indicating that temperatures are OK, Over, or Under.
When delivering the crates to receivers, drivers use each data logger to transfer its temperature data via the USB port to a PC allowing a pdf report to be printed directly. The free software download for I-Plug data loggers also sends their temperature data online to a database where receivers can view it in graph format, in this case using the driver's Android tablet with a free app.
The milk company saves both time and product by using the portable I-Plug loggers in the back of their milk trucks, which provide effective and reliable monitoring for their temperature-
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