How Hitachi’s Temp/Humidity Sensors Can Help You Monitor Temperatures from Farm to Fork

Date Posted: January 6, 2020
How Hitachi’s Temp/Humidity Sensors Can Help You Monitor Temperatures from Farm to Fork

With our newsfeeds consistently filled with stories about food recalls, it’s more important than ever to track food from farm to fork.

Temp/humidity sensors can play a huge role in helping food service, food processing, and cold chain companies to track food throughout its journey.

In fact, they’re one of the most important kinds of technology in ensuring food safety and traceability – especially over long distances, which most food travels in our current supply chain.

Hitachi’s temp/humidity sensors are no exception.

Here are three reasons how our temp/humidity sensors can help you monitor food from farm to fork.

1) They can alert cold chain food safety managers when temperatures are out of range.

Whether you’re monitoring coolers or freezers, Hitachi’s sensors allow for a proactive approach versus the current reactive approach many companies use with temperature loggers.

For instance, let’s say you have a driver who is transporting food in a reefer trailer. One container’s temperature begins to rise. The driver would receive an automatic alert notifying them in real-time that their container is out of temperature.

They would then be advised to lower the temperature at their next stop and protect the integrity, quality, and safety of the food being delivered. 

2) You can monitor the temperatures of all of your critical equipment in food processing facilities.

Hitachi’s temp/humidity sensors can collect data from any critical area in a food processing facility over a satellite or cloud server.

Check out this real-life example of a food processing facility that currently users 100+ sensors throughout the facility.

The food processing facility in the video above collects data from three different wireless sensors:

  • Cooler temperatures in the hog storage area
  • Mechanical sensors to count processed hogs
  • Temperature probes to monitor the pot temperatures

As a result, this food processing company has real-time alerts, monitoring, and more of its critical equipment temperatures throughout the entire facility.

That way, they can be notified if there’s an equipment failure or a drastic change in temperature, which are major causes for alarm since many pathogenic foodborne bacteria like Listeria grow or originate in food processing facilities.

3) You can detect equipment failures throughout food service, food processing, and cold chain applications.

Whether you’re monitoring temperatures in industrial smokers, walk-in coolers/freezers, or reefer containers and warehouses, doing so is critical to ensure food safety and quality, as well as prevent the loss of up to thousands of dollars in assets.

Hitachi’s wireless temp/humidity sensors act as a truly full-stack solution throughout critical areas in the farm to fork journey.

Hitachi’s Temp/Humidity Sensors: An Overview

Our temp/humidity sensors monitor equipment from farm to fork and provide a higher level of food safety intelligence.  They can even be utilized in food delivery service (i.e., last-mile logistics).

Features:

  • Custom alerts via text, voice, or email
  • Hot, cold, and cool down temperature monitoring
  • Extremely rugged smart sensors with one-month storage data
  • Easy installation without equipment modifications
  • Continue to monitor during power outages and store data for 30 days

Ready to Monitor Temperatures from Farm to Fork in Your Operations or Facilities?

Contact Hitachi today to start the conversation!