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Haitian Hospital Monitors Vaccine Temperatures Over WiFi

Lascar Temperature Dataloggers Monitor and Alarm Critical Vaccine Supply

CHESTERLAND OH—September 10, 2014

CAS DataLoggers has just provided the vaccine temperature monitoring solution for Hôpital Sacré-Coeur (HSC), a 122-bed tertiary hospital located in Milot, Haiti. To help protect these products, the hospital needed a wireless temperature monitoring system allowing them to record, view, and save temperature data. Read more in our latest Life Sciences Applications Note.

Monitoring & Alarming for Medical Refrigerators and Incubators

Send Your Data to the Cloud!

Send Your Data to the Cloud!

Are you a hospital or clinic director, lab supervisor or nurse technician who needs to ensure the safety of your vaccines, drugs or other valuable supplies? If you need to monitor the temperature in your medical refrigerators or incubators, CAS DataLoggers has the solution with our Accsense Wireless Temperature Datalogger. Read more on our newest Product Announcement page.

How to Use Temperature Data Loggers to Simplify Warehouse Storage

Whether storing products for use in food processing or storing manufacturing materials such as metals and alloys, warehouses are increasingly utilizing temperature dataloggers to monitor their products and environments. At CAS DataLoggers we address these questions every day from callers so we’ve summarized the most useful factors to consider when putting together a temperature monitoring system for your business. Read more on our Temperature Data Logger Tutorial page.

Portable RFID Readers Track Product Temperature on the Move

CAS DataLoggers is now offering UHF RFID temperature readers from CAEN RFID for your cold chain validation applications. Using their convenient RFID interface, these temperature monitoring systems collect data from the Easy2log© temperature sensor RFID tags. These RFID products are ideal for meeting your regulatory needs at a low cost. Protect your perishable and pharmaceutical products today! Read more in our latest Wireless Temperature Monitoring page.

Q&A: 10 Factors to Consider When Buying a Temperature Data Logger

Data Loggers for Your Temp Monitoring Application

Data Loggers for Your Temp Monitoring Application

At CAS DataLoggers we talk every day with callers looking for the right datalogger for their temperature monitoring application. Often people are new to datalogging and aren’t sure which manufacturer or feature to go with. If you’re researching based on functionality, price, or specifications, check out these 10 factors to help you find the right datalogger for your application: Read more on our Product Announcements page.

Now Cold Chain Monitoring Couldn’t Be Simpler!

Cold Chain Temperature Monitoring

Cold Chain Temperature Monitoring

CAS DataLoggers and ECCS are proud to announce that the new I-PLUG+ USB Temperature Data Logger has a new way for users to start recording by just tearing a strip. If the strip is broken, that means the datalogger has already been started. With this new feature, shippers have physical proof that their personnel have started the logger and can prove it to receivers. Read more on our News Items page.

Monitoring Infant Skin Temperatures for Research

Grant SQ2010 Portable Universal Input Data Logger

CHESTERLAND OH—August 8, 2011

CAS DataLoggers recently provided a data logging solution for Stanford University’s Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology Division, initiating a research project to acquire data on infant skin temperatures for continuous patient monitoring. Surface temperature sensors connected to portable data loggers were recognized as the most effective means for measuring and recording all of the minute changes in temperature. These changes occurred over both short and very long time periods at locations on the body which were often difficult to measure. A normal body temperature for a healthy baby was considered as being between 97° and 100.4° Fahrenheit (36° to 38° degrees Celsius). Anything above this range could indicate a fever, serious infection, or disease, so the researchers needed extremely accurate skin temperature sensors. After looking as several different options, thermistors, which provide a larger change in output signal for a given temperature change than other sensor types, were the mandated choice for the project. Temperature readings would need to be constantly monitored on a portable, compact device capable of being programmed with customizable alarm thresholds and offering convenient data management…all while staying within the departmental budget.

The university’s Neonatology Division installed a Grant SQ2010 Portable Universal Input Data Logger within an incubator, connected to 4 Measurement Specialties Model 427 Medical Reusable Skin Surface Probes for Infants from Fisher Scientific. The data logger coupled with these thermistor probes provided 0.1° C temperature resolution for extreme accuracy along with a fast response time. The FDA-approved probes had highly sensitive, Teflon insulated pressed disk ceramic sensors for measurement of temperature and featured standard ¼” phone output connectors for easy installation. Stanford provided the probes to CAS beforehand for assembly with CAS custom-designed adapters to connect to the Squirrel data logger for a turn-key set-up.

The Squirrel data logger needed to be configured to read the probes, and CAS provided Stanford staff with technical support to get the system set-up. Using the SquirrelView software included with the kit, users configured the measurement channels and established alarm limits through the Setup window. A wide variety of sensor types were supported, and in this case, the type Y thermistor provided very accurate scaling for the Measurement Specialties sensor being used. After installation and configuration were complete, the biosafe surface temperature sensors were attached to an infant’s skin with the aid of medical tape for a maximum of 36 hours. The thermistors located in the sensors provide a resistance output that was proportional to the sensor temperature being measured by the data logger and converted to skin temperature, displayed in real-time on the data logger’s LCD screen and recorded in the internal memory of the logger for future analysis. With the appropriate equipment, the university would be able to perform the yearly recalibration themselves, or use a local calibration company.

The skin temperature probes worked very well with the Grant data logger, its portability being an asset in the limited space of the research lab. The Squirrel 2010 served as a flexible handheld data logger with up to 8 analog input channels capable of measuring current, voltage, and resistance in addition to temperature with 0.1% accuracy. In addition 8 digital channels along with 2 alarm/relay outputs provided the necessary alarm features for the project. The SQ2010 is capable of storing up to 1.8 million readings in onboard memory and features USB connectivity to a PC as well as optional Ethernet or RS232 connections.

The data logger kit also included SquirrelView Plus software designed with a user-friendly, Windows Explorer style interface allowing quick setup of the data logger, quick data downloads and direct export to Excel in real-time or as a .CSV file for customizable data analysis. Flexible data presentation allowed users to get a statistical summary of the data and then quickly display and analyze real time or historical data as a line graph, bar chart or analog gauge. Data could be downloaded by date, time or events, saving time when searching for readings from a specific period. A simple communication wizard enabled hassle-free working with Ethernet, modems, or cellular devices. SquirrelView Plus also added powerful features including graphical data analyses and advanced reporting options. Alarm capabilities included graphical alarm and event identification to set high and low alarm thresholds, letting researchers easily identify occurrences around specific events. Settings could be saved to PC for efficient reuse. Additionally, custom report template creation and customizable report facilities allowed staff to print convenient graphs and readings.

Stanford University benefitted immediately from installing the Grant SQ2010 data logger in the Pediatric Division’s medical research facility, which monitored and recorded all the data from the highly-accurate skin temperature probes. One compact data logger collected and presented all the data in organized, convenient format, as well as offering the mandatory alarm capabilities for the scientists to conduct their research using infants. SquirrelView Plus software was included free and provided an easy-to-use interface along with analysis and customized reporting capabilities. Additionally, the Squirrel data logger’s affordability made it ideal for the department budget while installing easily into the small research room. Check out the SQ2010’s product page here.

For further information on the SQ2010 Portable Universal Input Data Logger Kit, other Grant Instruments data logging products, or to find the ideal solution for your application-specific needs, contact a CAS Data Logger Applications Analyst at (800) 956-4437 or visit the website at www.DataLoggerInc.com.

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Chocolate Processing at Kinnerton Confectionary

Kinnerton Confectionary in Fakenham, Norfolk (UK), with production lines producing millions of Easter eggs, chocolate lollipops, truffles, and chocolate cartoon characters for its own label and other household brands. Critical to all their chocolate products was the cooling process operating in the ‘cooling tunnel’, inside of which a delicate balance was maintained between the temperature, relative humidity (RH) and the airflow. To give their chocolate the right gloss and a maximum shelf life, CAS DataLogger had to determine the monitoring system that would ensure the cooling profile for each product was maintained. This often proved difficult when technicians had to account for the ambient outside temperature and relative humidity, both of which could change several times during the day from April to the end of September as the local weather fluctuated violently. An effective data logging solution was needed to address these vital concerns. Continue Reading…

Accuracy of a Data Logger – Convenience of a Flash Drive

CAS DataLoggers and Lascar Electronics have partnered to announce the release of the new EL-USB-1-LCD Temperature Data Logger with LCD. This standalone data logger measures and stores up to 16,378 temperature readings over a -35 to +80°C (-31 to +176°F) measurement range. Continue Reading…

Universal Input Data Loggers

DT80 Datalogger

DT80 Data Logger

Universal input data loggers provide an excellent solution when you need to record temperature along with other parameters. We offer several models from different manufacturers that can measure voltage, current, thermocouples, RTD’s, strain gauges or many other sensor type. This flexibility provides several advantages:

  • You can move the logger from project to project without having to reconfigure the hardware
  • You can measure multiple types of inputs signals in a single logger for example temperature with a thermocouple, voltage from a pressure sensor and the pulse outputof a flow meter

While these loggers are more expensive than single purpose data loggers, they can greatly simplify more complex data logging projects or projects where the requirements may change over time.

For more information, click the following link for our Universal Input Data Logger Product Page.