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Making a financial case for automated temperature monitoring

12 November 2017

Quality management plays a crucial role in the food industry – from raw material handling, to process control, right through to the inspection, storage and distribution of finished products. However, many quality checks, to ensure food safety is upheld, are still made and recorded manually. 

In a bid to increase efficiencies, some food companies are looking at how they can improve and optimise their temperature controlled environments with automation which means that employees no longer need to traverse the whole site several times every day to check temperatures manually – a task which estimated to take, approximately one hour per day. Installing an automated monitoring system will free up this time to allow the employee to add value to the production process instead. 

If you think one hour of work is not that much, think again. Assuming one employee needs one hour per day for temperature checks in the fridges, freezers and cold rooms, and earns about £12 per hour. This would then equate to a resource saving of £4,380 per year with the use of automated temperature monitoring in just one year. Employing a wireless temperature monitoring solution instead, such as testo’s Saveris 2 would make good financial sense and would ensure accurate records for auditing purposes.

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