Temperature probe provides safety record

By Ahmed ElAmin

- Last updated on GMT

A new temperature measuring instrument can transmit data by radio,
allowing processors, suppliers and clients to hold identical
records of food they ship and receive.

Consumer demand and an increased focus on food safety through regulator oversight and regulations is a driving trend in the processing industry. More and more companies are releasing instrumentsthat help trace food throughout the supply chain. The Testo 926 has a measuring range from -50°C to 350°C. Its sensors have a short reaction time. The machine can transmit data by radio over a distance of up to 20m. In addition to a choice of different temperature probes, companies can use wireless measuring probes when using the radio receiver module. The use of a probe avoids dirty or damaged wires andcontamination of other food being produced by the manufacturer. The portable probe can transmit temperature data with the date and time to a printer. This is useful when receiving goods, since both supplier and recipient are provided with a record of thetemperature data. When adjustable high or low limit values are exceeded under hazard analysis regulations the instrument immediately sounds an acoustic alarm. The display is back-lit, making it suitable in situations with bad lighting. Minimum and maximum values can be accessed in the two-line display. An auto-hold function recognises a stable end value and automatically fixes it in the display. The length of time in which a temperature value must remain stable is adjustable. A water-proof cover fits over the instrument and protects it from dirt, knocks and water. This stops food particles from becoming lodged in gaps in the housings. The instrument is manufactured by Australia-based Testo, which has subsidiary companies in Switzerland, France, Austria, the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Hungary,Czech Republic and Turkey. External links to companies or organisations mentioned in this story: Testo

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