From around the web: 3 fabulous infographics on temperature monitoring Oct 1, 2019 - Did you know that visual content gets 94% more views than text only content? One of the reasons is that many of us find visual representation of information much easier to digest than pure data. In fact, 65% of people are visual learners. Infographics are one of the more sophisticated forms of visual content, as they present complex information quickly and clearly, breaking it down into an easily understandable format. Not only do infographics tell a story but more importantly, they also guide the audience towards a particular conclusion by shaping an opinion about the subject. This is the biggest difference between information which is presented in a text format and infographics. In this month’s blog post, we take a look at three infographic examples from the temperature monitor industry that we feel have really succeeded in getting their message across. In this first example, TE Connectivity has succeeded in… ...continue reading.
Why you should prioritise product training for best results Sep 5, 2019 - We all know that in order to get the most value out of a product, it is best to use it according to the instructions. But how often do we take the time to really read or understand the rules? In our industry, we really recommend adequate training to ensure that temperature monitoring equipment is used correctly. Our founder Sam Sharkey always says, ‘You pay for something and it is important that you get your money’s worth. There is no point buying a Ferrari and driving it like a Volkswagen Beetle.’ Face to face training Along with our detailed training manuals we believe that face to face training is important. Our products are most often used in remote areas of South Africa, so in order to support this we equip key individuals to train others. Sam herself has travelled to various provinces to assist users to operate their temperature… ...continue reading.
Meet 3 global leaders in temperature monitoring technology today Jul 25, 2019 - Temperature monitoring may be a vast industry, but in practice it can be as simple or as complex as you make it. There are various tools which can be used, from chemical indicating strips to temperature data loggers and remote real-time monitoring systems. Within the various subsections of the industry, there is a solution to suit every requirement. In the following few paragraphs, we take a moment to acknowledge a few of the frontrunners in the temperature monitoring industry. These companies lead the way for us to innovate and introduce even better temperature monitoring solutions to our clientele. Temperature indicating strips: TMC Hallcrest Celebrating their 50th year in operation this year, UK-based TMC Hallcrest are global leaders in smart visual colour-change temperature indicating products known as Thermographic products. These indicators come in three forms: either as a label, or a pigment and ink, or in plastic form, or… ...continue reading.
The latest trends and forces driving temperature monitoring development Jun 27, 2019 - All in all, the global market for temperature monitors is looking up. According to marketsandmarkets.com, in 2016 the market was valued at USD 5.14 billion and is projected to grow between 4.5 – 7% by 2022. This creates multiple opportunities for the distribution of quality temperature monitors which were not available before. There are several forces driving the development of new trends in temperature monitoring, and they span across the entire range of industries including medical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage sectors and logistics, automotive, chemical and mining. In this article, we have summarised a few of the most influential occurrences and trends which could change temperature monitoring forever: 1: Temperature sensors in smartphones Mobile phone companies have integrated temperature sensors into their products. Both Samsung and Motorola have temperature sensors in their smartphones for the purpose of monitoring the temperature of the CPU and battery. Due to the volume-driven… ...continue reading.
Avoid common mistakes when using your temperature monitor May 23, 2019 - Temperature monitoring devices are becoming more versatile and efficient in both real time monitoring and user-friendly technological improvements. Even so, there may be times where it seems as though the temperature monitoring device is not operating optimally. This not only impacts negatively on costs but also disrupts the smooth running of a facility. This makes it imperative that the problem be corrected as soon as possible. In this blog, we will discuss basic guidelines for trouble shooting so that you can identify the problem and use your device optimally. There are a number of questions you can ask when trying to discern what is the root cause of a problem. Step 1# Are you using a single use or reusable device? As the name suggests, single use devices are used only once and then they are discarded. The Tempsen Itag 3 and Tempsen Itag4 are both single use devices.… ...continue reading.
How technology is changing the way we do temperature monitoring Apr 23, 2019 - Temperature monitoring dates back to the 1500s with the invention of the thermoscope by Galileo. Since then, advancement in temperature monitoring technology has changed radically in order to keep up with globalisation and the consequent pressure of supply and demand. The monitoring of temperature is now in place throughout the supply chain, from the supplier to the end user. Before the advent of the internet, temperature measurement data logging was done manually using a chart recorder. The data was not always reliable or accessible for mathematical and statistical analysis. At Temperature Monitoring Solutions Africa, we understand that consumers expect accurate, quality temperature monitors in order to compete with their specific growing markets. Our company also makes sure to distribute temperature monitors which stay ahead of the curve technologically to offer the most effective temperature monitoring. Here is how temperature monitoring has more recently evolved. What is already in place Data… ...continue reading.
Facts and fallacies that influence temperature monitoring efficiency Mar 19, 2019 - The value of temperature monitoring is often underestimated. In our last article, we discussed how temperature monitoring has a direct correlation to the success of your business. In this article, we would like to address specific temperature monitoring product groupings and their functions to determine the most effective approach to temperature monitoring in your business. As a starting point, we have flagged a few key questions to assist you in identifying and selecting the most suitable temperature monitoring device for your specific application. Does the temperature monitoring device have to withstand harsh environments? Does it need to be weatherproof or waterproof? Do you require a calibration certificate? Does your device need to be World Health Organisation (WHO) certified? What is the measurement location? Do you require monitoring of storage facilities, or during distribution? What temperature measurement intervals do you require? Do you need to measure a range of temperature conditions or… ...continue reading.
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.