Temperature data logger for the cold chain
Nowadays, products come from all corners of the globe, whether cut flowers from Colombia, shrimps from Thailand or pharmaceutical products from India. This places ever greater demands on seamless documentation in the value chain (Supply Chain Management SCM) in order to provide effective solutions that both meet the requirements of bulk buyers and optimize the profit margins of all parties involved. Just-in-time deliveries, replenishment organization, reduction of rejects and stock visibility are now challenges whose solutions are critical for entire industries. What do producers or suppliers contribute? What expectations are placed on logistics companies and freight forwarders with regard to refrigerated transportation?
Temperature control naturally plays a key role in the seamless monitoring of the cool chain. Accurate, reliable, easy-to-use and cost-effective methods are required to prove that products have been stored and transported at the correct temperatures. LogTag products offer more than sufficient capacity to record temperature and real time even during the longest delivery times. Due to the unique arrangement of the temperature sensor, the data loggers respond immediately to the smallest temperature changes and the built-in alarm function warns immediately upon receipt of the goods. The complete measurement data memory can be read out in less than 5 seconds for further evaluation. With the help of the LogTag temperature data loggers, temperature mapping can be carried out in the warehouse without any problems.
Pharmacy / pharmaceutical logistics
LogTag data loggers are often used in the GxP area. (GMP = Good Manufacturing Practice, GSP = Good Storage Practice, GDP = Good Distribution Practice).
The targeted and rapid distribution of vaccines is becoming increasingly important, especially with the growing global spread of viral diseases. Many vaccines are temperature-sensitive and can lose their effectiveness if they are exposed to excessive temperature fluctuations outside specified limits during transportation and storage. Once the effect - caused by heat or cold - has diminished, the vaccine can no longer be saved even by subsequent proper storage. To make matters worse, the appearance of the vaccine usually does not change.
So how can the recipient be sure that the vaccine is still effective? LogTag data loggers provide the answer. If a compact data logger is packed together with the vaccine, the recipient can call up the complete measurement history with time and date and make sure that it has not lost any of its effectiveness. The size and weight of the data logger help to ensure that there is as much space as possible for vaccines in the transport container.
Alarm limits can be easily adapted to the different types of vaccine. The data logger uses a red LED to indicate when these limits have been exceeded or not reached. This is particularly important when vaccines are sent to areas such as the Third World, where access to PCs is not necessarily available and a measurement protocol is therefore only available some time later.
Other temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals/medicines/drugs are also monitored in practice as part of drug safety.
Hospitals and clinics in Europe and the USA have long recognized that temperature monitoring during transport and storage monitoring of medicines, blood, blood plasma and donor organs as well as diagnostic products is essential.
Easy to use. With the help of the user-friendly "LogTag Analyzer" software, LogTag data loggers are quick and easy to configure, including setting measurement intervals and alarm limits. The LogTag data logger can be reused several times and the data from each transport can be backed up separately.
As soon as a LogTag data logger is configured, it can be activated by simply pressing the START button, which is confirmed by an optical signal. Several data loggers can be configured in this way, which are then simply started during packing. In addition, the LogTag can also be configured so that measured values are recorded automatically, even if the START button is accidentally forgotten.
Data readout in seconds on receipt. LogTag data loggers can inform the user of recorded data in two different ways.
On the one hand, a red LED flashes if measured values are outside the specified conditions during the measurement process, and on the other hand, the recorded measured values can be read out on a PC in a matter of seconds, making a measurement log available almost immediately.
At the beginning of the food cold chain, farmers and producers are particularly important. In recent years, significant progress has been made in the development of farms and packhouses, so that produce can now be harvested and stored more quickly and efficiently.
Hydro-cooling systems and chilled water systems can maintain low temperatures on a constant basis; this means that produce is no longer damaged due to large temperature fluctuations when it is removed from cold storage. LogTag recorders provide both the supplier and the customer with a cost-effective option for validating process and storage temperatures, e.g. in accordance with HACCP.
Temperature-sensitive chemicals, materials and electronic components from around the world rely on the global cold chain and storage to meet today's stringent requirements. Many of these products are also time-critical, so it is vital to know that they have not been exposed to inadequate temperatures during transportation and storage.
LogTag Recorders offers a range of products tailored to your application, while maintaining ISO standards and industry requirements for high quality assurance. This gives you the confidence you need every step of the way.
LogTag® temperature data loggers are also ideal for testing and troubleshooting HVAC systems. Multiple individual data loggers are cheaper and more versatile than a single conventional multi-channel logger, and can be set up on site in a fraction of the time of competitor monitoring systems. The externally mounted sensor is temperature sensitive and responsive, and temperature records can be downloaded in seconds for immediate analysis.
Agriculture and agricultural businesses are obviously at the beginning of the cold chain. A lot of progress has been made there in recent years, especially by speeding up harvesting processes and making storage more efficient. Water cooling systems and refrigerated silos now produce constant temperatures so that produce is no longer subject to the fluctuations that used to be typical when it was removed from storage. LogTag data loggers provide both the supplier and the customer with a low-cost and effective method of validating process and storage temperatures.
Heating and ventilation (HVAC)
LogTag temperature and temperature/humidity data loggers are the ideal companion for commissioning and troubleshooting in heating and ventilation (HVAC). Multiple data loggers are more cost-effective than a conventional single multi-channel data logger and can be configured in a fraction of the time. The external sensor enables fast response times and the measured values can be compiled into a measurement log within a few seconds and superimposed as if they came from a single instrument. LogTag data loggers are also ideal for checking building moisture.
When transporting medicines, clearly defined temperature and humidity limits must generally be adhered to - continuously and without interruption. Exceeding these limits can lead to irreversible damage to the active ingredients or the composition of the medicines.
Controlling the entire cold chain from production to delivery is an absolute must for GxP-compliant quality management, not only to ensure product quality, but also to avoid possible financial losses and damage to the company's image.
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