Location is everything!
If your sensors are in the wrong place, you can’t get accurate readings. We offer a wide range of accessories to ensure the proper placement of your loggers so you get the most reliable data. And, we can create custom accessories for even the most unique processes.
Inside Data Loggers
A data logger is an electronic device used to record data over time in a particular position or placement. Data loggers are designed to measure a wide variety of conditions and processes and selecting a proper data logger for a particular process can become somewhat challenging. As data loggers have evolved over time, their design has become much more specialized and their construction much more robust and customized. Programmable data loggers can be used to gain a lot of information about a process. The user dictates the intervals in which a reading is logged and, as is the case with DataTrace, can even dictate how and when the logger communicates it data to the server/software. Used in conjunction with its powerful reporting software, DataTrace Pro (DT Pro), DataTrace data loggers can be extremely useful for identifying cold spots, establishing sterility assurance or validating new equipment or processes.
In order to record the most accurate data, placement of data loggers is of the utmost importance. The closer a data logger can be positioned to the actual product/items being monitored, the more accurate the data is and the more information you have about the product itself as it is processed. Because of this, DataTrace MPIII and MPRF data loggers have been designed so that they can retrieve data from within a container or within the product itself.
Many data loggers are designed to measure temperature. Some measure ambient temperature, as in a room or warehouse, while others are intended to measure temperature in processes that are much more extreme such as a lyophilization process or inside an autoclave. Processes even reaching higher in temperatures (such as depyrogenation) are monitoring with data loggers, but not every data logger can monitor any process. DataTrace data loggers are engineered specifically for extreme environments such as steam, ethylene oxide and other various sterilization processes and chambers, heat tunnels, retorts, smokehouses, food processing and more. Autoclaves/steam sterilization, retort sterilization, dry heat ovens and tunnels, curing processes, food pasteurization and several other processes rely on accurate temperature measurements to ensure product/patient safety, product integrity and process reliability. Though critical to many applications, temperature data logging is not the only crucial parameter that DataTrace data loggers can be useful for.
Humidity data loggers must be able to accurately record RH across the full humidity spectrum. Accuracy for humidity data logging is often of prime importance as humidity can alter or negatively impact product, it can be detrimental to equipment or materials, and can drastically alter the effectiveness of other processes. In Ethylene Oxide sterilization processes for instance, there are a number of factors to monitor. Certainly levels of EO are important as well as the temperature inside of the process or vessel. Central to the effective delivery of an ethylene oxide insult, humidity must be monitored closely to ensure that the sterilization process is successful. Typical EO sterilization processes require humidity levels to be near 50%, while humidity levels near 30% may be low enough to cause process failure.
Recording the pressure data from a canning, pouch or other food process is vital to ensure the safety of the items and the efficacy of the process. Pressure data loggers must be rugged to withstand the environment while also accurate enough to detect the smallest variances when monitoring food processing, supply lines, and other various industrial applications. A complete data logging system consists not only of high quality data loggers, but also incorporates software to collect, read, graph and report on the data after or, in the case of DataTrace RF, during the process itself. DT Pro gives the user the flexibility to fully customize reporting, data analysis and to program data loggers and logger groupings.