Cold Chain transport temperature sensors and motion sensors

Are your products being shipped under the right conditions?

If your company requires equipment to monitor temperature or humidity during transportation of food, live animals, electronic equipment or other sensitive products – you are in safe hands with Tempcon.

Cold Chain Temperature Monitoring

Cold chain temperature sensors

Whether shipping fresh produce or products such as seafood or sensitive electronic components, it is important to maintain a certain range of temperature throughout the process. Having the appropriate devices (temperature sensors) to monitor and log (data loggers) these parameters is often the first step in ensuring quality and compliance throughout the supply chain.

We have solutions to:

  • Establish if deliveries are within compliance before unloading
  • Ensure trailer/container temperatures remain within a calibrated range
  • Share data without requiring a physical connection.

Advances in Low Power Bluetooth Technology (BLE) now enable accurate and portable data loggers to have their data offloaded without requiring a physical connection. Data can be downloaded onto Android or iOS devices where it can be distributed via email or stored directly in a shared ‘cloud’.

The temperature conditions that goods have been exposed to during transit can be determined prior to the container or vehicle being opened thereby speeding up the time taken to accept shipments. Data is easily shared within the company to support any decisions made in the field and, depending on which ones are chosen, the data loggers can either be replaced annually or enrolled in an annual calibration programme to ensure they conform with required legislation and accuracy standards.

Shipping Museum Exhibits

In addition to the food and electronics industries, there are a number of sectors that have benefited from our services. As another example: museums needing to ship delicate items on loan often need air quality, light, and force to be logged. Curatorial and conservation departments will generally determine the ideal conditions for the product to be shipped safely. We can then provide equipment for sensing and recording temperature, humidity, motion, inclination, activity, shock, vibration, in addition to adhering to other stipulated parameters.

Livestock Transportation Monitoring

Those involved in animal welfare often need to transport livestock and specimens for conservation efforts, study, or exhibits. Due to the nature of their cargo it is of the utmost importance to maintain ideal conditions as much as possible. Live specimens are sensitive to a variety of factors and, with the technologies available today, demonstrating that appropriate conditions have been controlled and monitored are easier than ever before.

Pharmaceutical Logistics Monitoring

Biotechnology and pharmaceutical products such as vaccines and medications often require transporting under strict environmental parameters. We can recommend a solution that demonstrates whether these parameters have been adhered to.

Shipping Temperature Monitoring Technology

Disposable shipping Temperature sensor data logger MX100

Disposable Temperature Logger – MX100

The HOBO MX100 is a low-cost, splash-proof data logger that measures and transmits temperature data wirelessly to mobile devices via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology.

Ideal for a range of monitoring applications, this self-contained wireless data logger lets you access temperature data anytime from your mobile device over a 100-foot range. And, it requires no dedicated equipment beyond a mobile device for configuring the logger or downloading data.

Onset’s free HOBOmobile® app for iOS makes it fast and easy to view temperature graphs, check the operational status of MX100 loggers, configure alarm notifications, and share data files.

Highlighted Features
• Set up loggers and download data wirelessly from your mobile device or tablet – no internet, cables, or computer required
• Exceptional value for the convenience of a BLE communication logger
• Splash-proof design enables use in damp environments and spray-down applications
• Easy to deploy, offload, and share temperature data using free HOBOmobile app
• Visual alarms on the logger display and mobile app keep you notified of problems
• Set up and start monitoring in minutes

These units are accurate to:

±1.0°C from -30° to -5°C (±1.8°F from -22° to 23°F)
±0.5°C from -5° to 50°C (±0.9°F from 23° to 122°F)

Tempcon can calibrate these units at 1 or 2 points to a UKAS traceable standard. Since they are low-cost loggers with a life of 12 to 18 months, they would need to be replaced on an annual basis.

High Accuracy Temp Logger - MX2300

High Accuracy Temperature Logger (no display) – MX2300

The HOBO MX2300 Series Temp/RH loggers, allow you to collect data easily using a Bluetooth enabled mobile device. You can set up loggers and download data wirelessly from your mobile device or tablet.

HOBO MX2300 loggers provide a 100’ wireless range, making it easy to offload data in hard-to-reach locations such as sealed trailers.

These units are available in a number of configurations – with an internal temperature sensor (MX2305), or a device with an external probe (MX2304).

Key Advantages
• Convenient wireless setup and download via Bluetooth Low Energy
• Compact, weatherproof housing with built-in mounting
• Current data in real time with Onset’s free HOBOmobile® app
• Ability to share downloaded data easily from mobile devices

These units are accurate across a wider temperature range of:

Accuracy (-40°C to -0°C): ±0.25°C (±0.45°F)
Accuracy (0°C to 70°C): ±0.2°C (±0.36°F)

Tempcon would calibrate these units at 1 or 2 points to a UKAS traceable standard.

Since they are more expensive than the MX100 series and have a battery life of up to 5 years, Tempcon would propose enrolling these on our annual Calibration and Service programme (see below).

High Accuracy Temperature Logger with display

High Accuracy Temperature Logger (with display) – MX1101

The HOBO MX1101 data logger measures and transmits temperature and relative humidity data wirelessly to mobile devices via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology.

The self-contained wireless data logger, which works with Onset’s free HOBOmobile® app for logger setup and data management, enables you to access data anytime from mobile device for iOS or Android over a 100-foot range, and it requires no dedicated equipment beyond a mobile device for configuring the logger or reading out data.

Using Onset’s free HOBOmobile® app, you can view data in graphs, check the operational status of loggers, configure alarm notifications, and share data files.

Highlighted Features
• Wireless communication via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology
• Easy to deploy and offload using free HOBOmobile App
• Visual and audible high & low alarm thresholds
• Stores 84,000 measurements
• Find me/pager feature
• Patented connectivity technology

These units are accurate to: ±0.21°C from 0° to 50°C (±0.38°F from 32° to 122°F)

Tempcon would calibrate these units at 1 or 2 points to a UKAS traceable standard.

Since they are more expensive than the MX100 series and have a replaceable battery, we would propose enrolling these in an annual Calibration and Service programme.

Calibration & Maintenance Programmes

 

Temp data logger calibration programme

Should it be necessary for the data loggers to always have a valid annual calibration certificate, we can operate a calibration and maintenance programme for you. Tempcon have operated programmes, such as these, for well over 10 years and currently ensure the calibration and service of over 2,500 handheld thermometers and probes for a significant UK food retailer.

Service and calibration programmes for each device typically include:

  • Clean
  • Repair (if required)
  • Battery replacement
  • Calibration
  • Production of calibration certificate (and archive)
  • Delivery back to your company.

LET’S TALK

Talk to our friendly team about your requirements and they will be happy to provide you with expert advice on the perfect solution for your needs. Call us on +44 (0)1243 558270, or alternatively fill out our contact form and we’ll get back to you shortly.