The Internet of Things or IoT has bypassed traditional systems in terms of functionalities and features. And it is growing very fast. Its usage in advanced analytics and remote monitoring fields are revolutionising. One such use of IoT is in the temperature monitoring system, which is highly beneficial to business sectors in which temperature is crucial for maintaining product quality. With it, a logistics manager in a cold chain feels at ease while monitoring the temperatures of the items being transported.
The implementation of IoT based solutions is highly beneficial for goods. With it, confirming product quality during the warehousing and shipping process is convenient and helpful. Here are some use cases of IoT based temperature monitoring system:
- Digital temperature monitoring in laboratories
For the integration of biological samples and volatile compounds and defining chemical composition, temperature is important. It can lower and affect experimental conclusions or even worse if there is no control over temperature while monitoring a patient’s health. So, it is important for test clinics or laboratories to maintain a controlled environment for testing biological samples successfully.
- Food safety compliances
Developing and maintaining a steady batch of food items as per the set industry standards is crucial for the food and beverage industry. However, maintaining the safety and quality standards of fast foods for franchise-based firms in different parts of the world can be a significant challenge. To manage the temperatures, franchise-based food industries use freezer/heater. With IoT based temperature monitoring systems, the food/beverage businesses monitor the temperatures of the installed heaters or freezers to ensure food quality is as per the set norms & standards.
- Warehouse & inventory management
Some products are highly sensitive to temperature and humidity. Their storage in normal warehouses can make them have quality issues. The use of freezers and heaters makes controlling humidity and temperatures of such products easier and more convenient. With the IoT based temperature monitoring systems, a warehouse manager can track, monitor, and change temperatures of sensitive products. It lowers inspection costs and helps food businesses ensure product quality.
- Goods in transit
Connecting manufacturers, consumers, and distributors are one of the most important applications of the supply chain. In the distribution phase, there is a higher chance of compromise in product quality due to changes in environmental conditions. Companies develop special containers for the maintenance of temperature & humidity of sensitive products during the transit. Using temperature monitoring sensors facilitates companies to monitor environmental parameters of the containers taking sensitive goods from one place to another. There is transparency in temperature monitoring and no compromise with product quality.
- Equipment monitoring
Manufacturers have to depend a lot on their mechanics for product quality and efficiency. Sudden breakdown in equipment can make manufacturers have bottlenecks that badly impact the performance of the whole plant. The rise in temperature in the plant equipment is the primary reason for sudden breakdown. With the use of the IoT based temperature monitoring systems, detecting the potential issues, and predicting breakdowns in advance become easier and more convenient. And as a result, there is no sudden breakdown in the equipment and no hacks at the plant.
The use of IoT based temperature monitoring systems has facilitated businesses in monitoring temperature changes and saving product quality. Due to its implementation, there is no chance of compromise in product quality in a warehouse or during the transit.