Advantech’s Uninterrupted Cold Chain Management Solution: Ensuring Optimal Food Safety
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Interview with David Yang, Intelligent Logistics SRP Product Manager, Advantech
Realizing farm-to-table freshness
TREK-120 LoRa sensors of fered hypermarket leader outstanding flexibility as
well as other key features such as easy installation using magnetic and
adhesive backing, wireless capabilities with long battery life, strong signal
strength with high penetration by LoRa technology, and an IP65 rating for water
and dust resistance.
TREK-120 LoRa sensors could be placed at hot spots, entrances, and any other
location in freezers and refrigerators throughout food factory production
centers, cold rooms, dispatch centers, refrigerated trucks, and retail stores
to monitor temperatures and humidity during transportation. TREK-120 sensors
were paired with a LoRa gateway or NFC reader so staff could easily upload data
to the cloud, instantaneously, with the push of a button.
AI meets cold chain management
Af ter hypermarket leader’s implementation of Advantech’s cold chain management solution, the notification rate was high when freezers and refrigerators activated their defrost function because this was seen as a fluctuation in temperature.
“This was a great opportunity for Advantech to introduce its powerful AI technology,” said David. After understanding hypermarket leader’s needs, Advantech developed an industry-leading AI defrost mechanism able to pinpoint defrost functions and timing for various brands of freezers and refrigerators, thereby eliminating unnecessary temperature fluctuation notifications when defrost functions are activated. AI can also be applied in the monitoring of noise, electric current, and voltage levels of refrigerators and freezer compressors using related data to forecast maintenance, repair, and malfunctions. This helps management prepare for any unforeseen circumstances.