Is temperature monitoring critical to operational success? Feb 25, 2019- As a business owner, there is an expectation that equipment and machinery will run safely and reliably at all times. Of course, this ensures that unplanned downtime during operation is minimised so that costs remain constant and production stays on schedule. In reality, this is not always the case. Often, due to poor maintenance and monitoring of systems, the equipment used becomes worn down and/ or breaks down entirely which leads to a low productivity or the inability to work entirely, and ultimately, loss of profits. Thankfully, there are simple solutions that can be implemented to create a reliable and productive environment, starting with temperature monitoring. Often overlooked, temperature monitoring plays a vital role in condition monitoring, which is pivotal to the success of many industries including the chemical, pharmaceutical, automotive and mining industries. Temperature monitoring devices are critical in maintaining the safety of people and assets where sensitive chemicals… ...continue reading.
The relevance of temperature monitoring to all industries Jan 15, 2019- The temperature monitoring industry is one that services many different business spheres. While you may have a general idea of the kinds of goods we monitor, we decided to focus on specific companies which we partner with regularly. We are certain that there may be one or two interesting insights into temperature monitoring applications on which diverse industries have come to rely. AB InBev The alcohol industry is arguably one of the largest and most influential of all and AB Inbev is one of the most well-known companies in the industry. This amalgamation of top international beer manufacturers includes Oriental Brewery in South Korea, Grupo Modelo in Mexico and South Africa’s own SAB. It was established out of a shared common goal: to bring people together and form long-lasting relationships over quality beer. AB InBev makes use of data to stay on top of market trends as well as deliver… ...continue reading.
TMSA partners with High Veg Herbs for a promising future Dec 5, 2018- UCook and Pesto Princess are two well-known brands enjoyed by South Africans on a regular basis because of their fresh quality ingredients. What not many people will realise, however, is that a local farm right in the humble town of Robertson supplies fresh herbs to these culinary giants, as well as Allee Bleue Herbs - a major distributer to all SA retailers. High Veg Herbs started out as the small farming project of George and Elize Kleynhans in 2007. The founders were farm workers at the time with a real desire to use their skills for something more. Initially they produced vegetables for the crèche and youth centre on the surrounding Graham Beck farms, and then moved into herb production on the open land. In 2016 the company received a grant from the Western Cape Department of Agriculture, which allowed them to erect 2100 metre squared hydroponic tunnels, which the… ...continue reading.
Under the radar – overlooked chemicals in temperature monitoring Nov 23, 2018- Our main objective as a company is to offer valuable temperature monitoring solutions to assist in the transportation and storage of quality products across the African continent. Seldom do we consider temperature monitoring of chemicals, but of course these highly combustible substances are often transported and stored. If they should be exposed to the wrong temperature, irreparable damage could be caused. In this blog post, we will take a brief look at chemicals, some of which we use every day, that are often not considered to require monitoring. Petrochemical An article published in the IEEE explore Digital Library in the 2009 International Conference on Computer and Automation Engineering states a simple truth. It says that temperature monitoring rather than being a consideration, should one of the key aspects to maintaining processes in the petrochemical industry. ‘Temperature monitoring and control is an essential process in industries like the petrochemical. Starting from… ...continue reading.
Joining with TempSen for a wider variety of products Oct 29, 2018- Temperature monitoring constantly changes due to the rapid progression of science and technology. As the biggest suppliers of Berlinger and Timestrip temperature monitoring equipment in Africa, we are constantly refining our approach in response. We are also always hunting for the brands that will best serve the evolving needs of our customers, and the market. It is for this reason that we’re proud to announce that, in addition to two of the most well recognised temperature monitoring brands globally, we will now also be distributing devices made by TempSen. About TempSen TempSen Electronics Company has grown into a leading provider of cold chain data loggers globally. The company was founded in Shanghai, China and has been in operation for almost a decade. They specialise in the development, manufacture and sales of data loggers and data acquisition systems for cold chain monitoring. Their focus is on helping customers minimise risk in… ...continue reading.
Set up your temperature monitor with ease Sep 17, 2018- Berlinger is a trusted, global company that provides high quality temperature monitoring solutions to businesses in various industries. They have a myriad of products on offer: data loggers, electronic indicators, chemical indicators and configuration software. We are proud to be distributers of this forward thinking brand and primarily distribute their fridge-tag range. The use of these accurate temperature monitors has changed the way many companies deliver their products, and are simple enough to use. We’ve broken down the steps to activate a Berlinger temperature monitor. We have chosen to specifically focus on the Berlinger Fridge Tag 2 to illustrate how easy it is to set up your temperature monitoring device. Set the date on your device When receiving your Berlinger Fridge tag 2 it should be in sleep mode and the screen should be blank. To activate the device, simply press the buttons “set” and “read” for more than 3… ...continue reading.
Trust Timestrip with your temperature monitor solutions Aug 23, 2018- Results speak louder than promises. People are, understandably much more inclined to place trust in products which have been tried and tested. With temperature monitoring this becomes even more important as health and safety are often on the line. That’s why we only stock brands that deliver safely and consistently. Our suppliers, Timestrip and Berlinger, have proven results and statistics which you can feel confident in. Knowledge is power, so we’d like to teach you about Timestrip products through considering case studies of companies successfully using their technology. Their monitors are applied across a number of different sectors. FOOD Superior Foods This food distribution company has sixty years’ experience in providing the finest seafood to restaurants across five US states. To maintain the highest degree and quality throughout transportation, the company needed assistance with their shipping. They specifically sought a method for monitoring the temperature conditions of fresh salmon shipped… ...continue reading.
A summary of Berlinger’s white paper – Beyond the Cold Chain Jul 19, 2018- “How many drugs are consumed that are outside the official margins for safety?” This question is posed by Berlinger in a recent white paper concerning the importance of temperature monitoring during transportation and storage of pharmaceuticals. Their study highlights the unique challenges hindering the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical products. The aim is to validate the use of sensitive equipment in the pharmaceutical industry as well as the homes of users. We have analysed the document, and summarised it for a wider range of readers. Assessing the information provided only served to reinforce our belief in the integrity of Berlinger’s products, and commitment to the vital role temperature monitoring solutions plays in many industries. Increased regulation Modern drugs have become increasingly sensitive due to the market trending towards biologic and “patient centric remedies”. Many of these treatments are living cells, the efficacy of which may be impaired by… ...continue reading.
International standards – quality temperature monitoring products and solutions guaranteed Jun 20, 2018- Since our inception, our goal has been to provide the best solutions to temperature monitoring. To do that, we make sure that the products we offer are of the highest possible quality. This means consistently accurate results in temperature monitoring for all of the industries we cater to: fishing, fresh produce, chemical and pharmaceutical/ medical. The consequences of poor quality products can cost businesses a lot of money and for some industries can be a matter of life and death. This is particularly true of the medical and pharmaceutical industries and longer term, the responsibility that companies take in terms of the environment. Consequently, we made sure that our Timestrip and Berlinger medical products were certified by the Institute of Quality and Control (IQC) and the Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS) respectively. Berlinger also incorporated an environmental standard into their quality management system to make sure that the environment is… ...continue reading.
TMSA’s charitable projects race ahead May 17, 2018- TMSA is well rounded. We are driven by what can be achieved in the field of temperature monitoring, but also committed to participation in other arenas too. Our owner, Samantha Sharkey, has promoted the value of community development through years of assisting small businesses like High Veg Herbs. She is also deeply invested in furthering the equine industry by supporting South African grooms training. The racehorse breeding industry employs nearly 2000 farmworkers across South Africa, nearly 50% of whom are within the Cape. Samantha spent many years working in the breeding industry, mostly for Graham Beck at Highlands Stud, and forged connections with many industry contacts. Beck’s passion for community development rubbed off on her and led to the establish of the Grooms Skills Training Programme. Samantha recognised an innate ability within the grooms to work with horses and saw an abundance of raw talent that could be harnessed. She… ...continue reading.