A new one-touch temperature sensing tag with a five-year battery from TempTrip combines flexible performance and an affordable price in a reusable device the size of a credit card.
Phaedra Culjak, chief operations officer at Broomfield, Colo.-based TempTrip, said in a news release that the company planned to unveil the new UHF tag at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit, Oct. 26-28 in Anaheim, Calif.
The ultra-thin tag has a button that can be pressed to start and/or mark temperature data at multiple points during a product’s cold chain journey. A red light blinks if the temperature is out of range. A green light displays if programmed parameters have been maintained, according to the news release.
The new tags are effective from about -20 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. They can be attached to packages, cases or pallets and can log thousands of time and temperature points to help manage food safety.
They have microprocessors that allow for a variety of calculations including remaining shelf life, mean kinetic temperature and multi-parameter alarms. Custom product configurations are written to each tag and are easily updated in the field.