Wired for modern art of cheesemaking

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A cheesemaker since 1911, Long Clawson of Melton Mowbray has recently embraced the modern technology of temperature monitoring.

The East Midlands dairy co-operative is using the Tinytag Radio or Wireless Data Logging System from Gemini Data Loggers to monitor temperature on site and during transportation and ensure that it remains constant.

The loggers are also used to monitor temperature in the starter freezers where the cultures for the initial stages of cheesemaking are kept. "This helps to ensure the starter cultures perform to their optimum in the cheesemaking process," says John Burdett, technical manager of Long Clawson. "This helps us reduce waste and guarantee delivery and quality promises."

The radio loggers have their own local memory to avoid loss of data in case of dropped signals. During deliveries, data is recorded, stored and downloaded when the van returns to the depot and is back within range of the receiver. No driver action is required.

The Tinytag Radio or wireless mesh networking system is an intelligent system that allows the user to gather and collate data at one central point, rather than download each individual data logger. It helps the industry meet the requirements of food safety legislation and a company's own quality goals.

Contact: Tinytag Radio

Tel: 01243 813000

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