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MM7000 Alarm Thermometer

06 December 2013

New cutting-edge devices from UK thermometer manufacturer, TME, set to transform food safety in schools, colleges and universities.

TM Electronics has developed two new ingenious solutions for food processing and manufacturing companies looking to streamline and improve food safety procedures. The new-look MM7000 with alarm function alerts users to critical temperatures, allowing corrective action to be taken; and the ingenious TC Wall Port offers a low-cost, effective method of remotely monitoring temperatures from up to 20 metres away.

MM7000 Alarm Thermometer
Accurately recording multiple temperature tests need not be a paper-heavy task, vulnerable to human error. And thanks to TME’s new-look MM7000 logging thermometer with alarm function, users can now be alerted to critical temperatures, allowing corrective action to be taken immediately.

The MM7000 thermometer has already broken new ground by using barcodes to identify a location or product, recording not only the accurate temperature, time and date of any measurement but also the unique identity of what is measured. Thanks to its Bluetooth design, it enables up to 1,000 unique measurements to be downloaded to PC or smart phone. And now – thanks to the latest product development launch - the new-look MM7000 goes one step further with the introduction of a critical alarm feature which alerts users to problem temperatures outside of a pre-set range.

How does it work?
The user assigns alarm values to an individual barcode, which gives a visual warning of a Low or High alarm for that barcode. Every time the MM7000 scans the barcode an alarm indication will be displayed. 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 and can take corrective action.

MD Tom Sensier explains the benefits: “Faced with a bewildering number and variety of required temperature checks, users no longer need to remember a series of critical temperatures as these will have been pre-set. The use of a quick visual alarm makes for a much faster, efficient operation, and corrective action can be taken on the spot rather than waiting until after the event to find out that something has gone wrong. The potential for batch cooking in particular is enormous.”

Food safety case study
The MM7000 alarm function is ideal for chilled food which must be stored between 0°C and 5°C, with 0°C and 5°C being the high and low alarm values, so that an alarm would be generated for any temperatures not within this range. Similarly for hot food which must achieve a core temperature of 60°C, the user would set 60°C as the low alarm, ensuring that at least 60 °C has been achieved.

TC Wall Port
Another ingenious testing device from TME (also compatible with the new-look MM7000) offers a low cost, effective method of remotely monitoring temperatures from up to 20 metres away. The new TC Wall Port helps managers to overcome some of the common problems experienced with taking temperature in hard to reach or difficult to monitor locations.

The TC Wall Port is already proven in the area of legionella risk management, when water tanks are positioned at height or there are boxed-in water pipes; and now the company is turning its attention to the considerable potential this device has for food safety management, delivering accurate, real-time measurement of temperatures in cold stores, hot cabinets and ovens.

How does it work?
The TC Wall Port is a thermocouple testing point which acts an intermediary between sensor and thermometer. Measuring just 52 x 52 mm, the discrete device can be easily wall-mounted for convenient access. It is primarily designed for use with fine wire sensors which are fed back to the wall port, where the temperature can be taken by plugging in a handheld thermometer. Additionally, it is compatible with different sensor types, including food simulant and black body, Velcro, magnetic, rubber patch, insertion and immersion.

Food safety case study
When monitoring food in cold storage or in an oven, the TC Wall Port is also compatible with food simulant probes or black body probes for a more accurate continuous measurement of the food itself – not just the ambient temperature inside the appliance. Also there is no need to open doors, eliminating the potential for inaccurate readings from fluctuating temperatures, and reducing the potential for food contamination.

“The TC Wall Port is already a hit with water safety managers – and we are also confident that this new, inexpensive device will have the same appeal for catering managers looking for more streamlined, low cost ways of accurately recording food temperatures during the cooking or storing process.”


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