Temperature Data Loggers are used widely throughout the Pharmaceutical and Food industries to monitor shipments. They are a small battery-powered device approximately the size of a credit card that has a built-in sensor and data logging memory and can record temperatures between -80°C and +100°C.
CoolPac offers a range of loggers for temperature and/or humidity monitoring. We can supply loggers which are used with an interface and/or we can supply loggers with USB capabilities. Loggers can come with either an integrated internal temperature sensor or an external probe.
Typically these Data Loggers are configured, put with specific goods that require monitoring and then these results are downloaded once the goods have reached their destination. Therefore correct programming of these loggers is important.
Down-load LogTag Analyzer Software
First, you will need to download the LogTag Analyzer software – see below.
Follow the prompts and then you’ll be ready to use your Data Logger.
Then you need to configure/customise the settings to your particular requirements.
During the configuration process of a logger, you define the settings that affect how it records data during its trip, such as:
- How and when to start recording.
- How many readings to record and at which interval
- Whether to stop recording after a defined number of readings or to record continuously
- What alerts to process and at which temperature limits
Open the software and to start the configuration process, insert the logger to be configured into the interface or use the USB socket and check that the OK light is flashing green.
Then click the LogTag dropdown menu.
The LogTag Configure window will appear, and the software will check for connected interface cradles and USB ports for loggers – see 2 large Green ticks. At this stage, it is wise to also check that the LogTag battery is okay – see below on RHS. If you want you can fill in the description section (i.e.SAMPLE)
Then you are given the choice via a dropdown menu of a “Push Button Start” or ” Date/Time Start”.
Should you select Date/Time you need to enter the correct information regarding when you want the Logger to start recording.
In this section, you also get the option to “Enable Pre Start Logging”. When you enable Pre-start logging, the logger will start taking readings as soon as the configuration data has been uploaded. This option is only available if you select Push-button start and is a handy option because should you forget to press the START button the data for the trip will still be available – thus ensuring no critical data is lost.
You are then given further options regarding the length of time/number of readings etc. Select whichever options suit your specific project.
You then need to select what temperature range you want – upper and lower limits.
Click Configure and the LogTag will remember the settings you have chosen.
To check that the configuration has completed keep an eye on the actual LogTag after you press configure and you will see the flashing green and red lights.
LogTag is now configured and ready for use.
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CoolPac offers a range of loggers for temperature and/or humidity monitoring. We can supply loggers which are used with an interface and/or we can supply loggers with USB capabilities.
Loggers can come with:
- either an internal temperature sensor or an external probe.
- LCD display or none
- single-use or multi-use
and many more variations.