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New user-set alarm thermometer helps make food safer

29 May 2013

TM Electronics has introduced a brand new alarm function to its MM7000 Bluetooth Barcode Thermometer, transforming temperature monitoring in the food industry.

Food manufacturers, distributors and caterers can now set TME’s unique Bluetooth logging thermometer to alert users when critical temperature points have been reached which indicate poorly cooked or unsafe food.

Currently the MM7000 uses barcodes to identify a location or product which enables the thermometer to record not only the accurate temperature, time and date of the measurement but also the unique identity of whatever has been measured. Up to 1,000 measurements can be recorded, stored and downloaded to a PDA or computer, using the instruments Bluetooth capability.

The radical change which has been introduced is a feature which assigns alarm values to a barcode. The MM7000 uses these to give a visual warning of a Low or High alarm for a specific barcode.Once programmed every time the MM7000 scans the barcode an alarm indication will be shown on the display.

The new alarms can be user-set to reflect whichever critical temperature point the customer chooses. Each barcode includes a unique alpha/numeric code which represents the pre-set temperature range including the high and low alarm values.If these alarm values are exceeded the user will be alerted by a visual alarm on the thermometer display.

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A good example of the enhanced functionality is when used with chilled food monitoring. Chilled food must be stored between 0 ° C and 5 ° C, with 0 and 5 would be the high and low alarm values, so that an alarm would be generated for any temperatures not within this range. Similarly for certain types of hot food which must achieve a core temperature of for example 60 ° C the user would set 60 ° C as the low alarm and then choose a suitable higher temperature for the high alarm, ensuring that at least 60 ° C has been achieved.

TM Electronics MD, Tom Sensier, says: “Our new-look MM7000 with user-set alarms is a low-cost, convenient way for anyone working in the food industry - from farm to factory - to properly monitor and control food temperature, ensuring a safe, quality product.”

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