The Importance of Temperature Controls
Health and safety are paramount with all food products. The dairy industry treats milk with heat to destroy the formation of any pathogens. Several heat treatments are used to ensure there is no growth of microorganisms. These methods are mainly determined by differences in temperature and time taken during the treatment. The bacterial growth in milk is minimised if the temperature is controlled at 4°C. In the dairy industry, from manufacturing to storage to transportation to the consumers, the temperature must be maintained strictly.
Evolution of the Dairy Industry
As controlling the temperature is critical to ensure dairy products are safe, Connected Inventions’ indoor temperature and humidity sensors are installed in the manufacturing unit. The installation is simple and requires no special tools or configuration. These intelligent devices measure and periodically send the temperature and humidity data through the Sigfox IoT-network connectivity. The collective data from the sensors allows Tere to see their production line status and recommend adjustments using the data visualization tool – FoxerIoT. With IoT alerting through emails or text messages, it’s faster and easier to take service action when required.
“Using the power of the sensors paired with the IoT platform, we have automatized temperature readings which gave us greater control and consistency of our product quality. And, to eliminate waste and minimize inventory loss, we now get alerts through SMS and email on fluctuations in critical values. Therefore, it enables the plant manager to address the issues immediately after operating hours.” said Tavi Aavik, corporate sales manager at Tere.
“Our service is a combination of sensors, cloud infrastructure, data and visualisations which help Tere dairy industry to create a smart manufacturing plant. We are happy to offer our solutions to food and dairy industries who are embracing the potential of IoT. Tere dairy industry can now tap into data with FoxerIoT dashboard to take action of intelligence and drive operational efficiency across the factory value chain,” added Nishant Poddar, Developer Associate at Connected Baltics.
Tere AS is a modern sales and production company with a wide but efficient product portfolio, having developed from a dairy processor into a well-organised innovative company. The main business of Tere is the production and sales of a large variety of dairy products and purchasing of local high-quality raw milk. Tere dairy industry highly values domestic crude milk and traditions, at the same time being innovative and open to new directions. Knowing the expectations of consumers, the company uses new technologies and develop healthy products, offering vitality and satisfaction to people of all ages.
The FoxerIoT platform is the simplest way to manage and analyze all of the data points that are important to you and your business. It’s the world’s only platform that’s optimized to host Sigfox IoT networks. That makes it the perfect choice for companies looking to accurately and regularly monitor things like temperature, air quality, motion, stress on components and pretty much anything – all in real-time.
Connected Baltics & Sigfox Network
Connected Baltics is the exclusive Sigfox operator in Estonia enabling millions of connected devices to send short messages in a cost-effective and energy-efficient way. In addition, it designs and manufactures Sigfox compatible terminals as well as implements innovative IoT-based customer projects.
Sigfox is the inventor of the 0G network and the world’s leading IoT service provider. Its global network allows billions of devices to connect to the Internet, in a straightforward way, while consuming as little energy as possible. Sigfox’s unique approach to device-to-cloud communications addresses the three greatest barriers to global IoT adoption: cost, energy consumption, and global scalability. Today, the network is available in 60 countries, with 1 billion people covered.