Why a Data Logger is Better Than a Thermometer?
Data loggers are commonly used in a wide range of commercial environments, from agriculture to healthcare, including food and pharmaceutical processing. Data logging equipment can accurately record temperature and humidity in real time to ensure critical operations are carried out safely and to avoid spoilage of sensitive products.
Digital industrial thermometers can also measure temperature and humidity,
so what are the advantages of using a data logger instead of a thermometer?
1) Wider range of data to accommodate complex settings and environments
Modern data loggers can display multiple measurements simultaneously. Not only that, but when equipped with additional sensors, some data loggers can even monitor two locations simultaneously for comparative analysis.
2) No manual logging required
Thermometers can accurately measure temperature, but readings must still be collected, recorded and interpreted manually by operators.
Data loggers, on the other hand, have an automatic recording feature that takes precise readings at user-defined intervals without human intervention. This eliminates the need for manual recording and periodic readings, which in turn means data loggers are less prone to missed readings or incorrect data collection. This is critical in industries that require precise readings, where even small errors can be disastrous, such as food manufacturing or pharmaceuticals.
3) Data loggers provide continuous monitoring
Manual monitoring with thermometers has its limitations and at best provides an instant snapshot of environmental conditions rather than a real-time picture. The reason is that the person taking the readings can only do so at certain times in each location, and only in one place at a time.
In contrast, data loggers work non-stop and provide continuous real-time monitoring. This makes them a valuable option in larger facilities where it would be wasteful to have staff permanently stationed to perform continuous readings.
4) Automatic notification and reporting
Smart data loggers do more than record temperature and humidity readings. These devices come with built-in alarms and can be programmed to send email notifications, so personnel always know if a device's battery is low, Wi-Fi is disconnected, or the logger needs recalibration. People can also be alerted to abnormal readings in real-time, enabling swift action to prevent product spoilage
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