Transmitting environment sensor withstands depths

By staff reporter

- Last updated on GMT

A new waterproof temperature and humidity sensor can take readings while submerged and transmit the results across a plant, its manufacturer claims.

Temperature monitoring forms an integral part of hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) preventative measures now being recommended by food standard agencies throughout the world as a way of ensuring the most effective way for businesses to ensure consumer protection from dangerous pathogens. AKCP claims its waterproof temperature and humidity sensor is designed for wet environments and its robust casing allows measurements to be taken, even when submerged to depths up to 4.6m (15 ft). The sensor has a range of up to 1000 feet (305 meters) in most cases and is fully compatible with other AKCP products including of the sensorProbe8Linux, cameraProbe8, sensorProbe2, and sensorProbe8 product lines. The unit, which has a microprocessor controlled semiconductor that requires no calibrating, although it can be configured through a internet interface in minutes, once connected to a computer, the company claims. With a temperature range from -55C (-67F) to 75C (167F), the sensor returns measurement readings within 0.5 seconds, claims the manufacturer. Thailand-based AKCP is a manufacturer of environmental and security monitoring solutions for the food, beverage and other industries.