CAS temperature data logger helps
foodservice companies beat the heat
Aug 20, 2012 7:00 AM
With record-breaking high temperatures occurring across the nation this summer, entire food and produce shipments are commonly lost en route to receivers simply because drivers lacked a quick way to keep tabs on extremely temperature-sensitive goods.
To help companies avoid this loss of product, CAS DataLoggers has partnered with manufacturer T&D to introduce the TR-71Ui USB temperature data logger, a precaution against future losses. These reliable temperature recorders are already seeing use in trucks and trailers everywhere, potentially saving companies thousands of dollars through loss prevention.
This two-channel temperature data logger measures temperature across a range of –40° to 110° C (–40° to 230° F) with an optional sensor extending range to –60° to 155° C (–76° to 311° F). External sensors are included with the device. The current temperature reading is clearly shown on a multifunction display. In fact, a commonly used set-up is to place the data logger in the truck’s cabin, letting the driver quickly check the shipment’s current temperature any time on the road. These periodic checks can make all the difference to prevent another spoiled shipment. Each datalogger has a 16,000-point memory to cover extended hauls and operates up to a year on a single AA battery.
T&D’s USB series data loggers enable downloading of recorded data by connecting directly to a PC. The newly added infrared communication function collects recorded data from the TR7U series without needing a PC. To simplify data collection even further, these data loggers are also fully compatible with infrared data collectors. By using a TR-57DCi Data Collector with infrared function, all collected data is easily displayed in graph form without physically gathering the loggers, giving drivers immediate on-the-spot checking of continually changing data. Data collector memory stores up to 256,000 readings and communicates with the loggers and a PC via USB & RS-232C.
Each data logger includes free Windows software to set up, monitor, download, graph, and export data, useful for presenting a complete temperature profile of the trip and proving best practices to receivers.
For more information, visit www.dataloggerinc.com.
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