The medical device industry requires extreme high temperatures in autoclaves to disinfect reusable devices and tools. As we have been reminded of recently with announcement of COVID-19 antibiotics, medicines as well as bio-samples require low temperatures for preservation in storage and transportation. Both of these extremes require sensors to monitor and maintain the proper temperature and ensure that it has always been within acceptable limits.
For high temperatures, one solution is a thermocouple sensor paired with a T&D TR-7wb/nw Series data logger to measure and report data accurately. The sensor can measure temperatures from -199°C up to 1760°C. Using a thermocouple sensor and a compatible T&D TR-75 series logger, lab employees can auto-upload data to the cloud for easy access through the wireless LAN feature. The sensor can also warn authorized users when autoclaves or industrial ovens start to move out of the safe temperature range.
A possible solution for extreme low temperatures is T&D’s RTR-500 series data loggers with PT sensors. These data loggers can also measure temperatures from -199°C up to 600°C with the use of a PT100 sensor. Similar to the TR-75 series data loggers, the RTR-500 series paired with a quality PT100 sensor will also inform lab staff member if bio samples start slipping out of safe ranges.
When data loggers are used with the cellular connected base unit, such as T&D’s RTR-500MBS-A, the 3G mobile communication capabilities allow labs to monitor assets in real time during transit. In addition, free T&D WebStorage Service allows data monitoring wherever, whenever and on any device.