How to Track Temperature & Location of Refrigerated Shipping Containers

When you’re transporting temperature controlled cargos such as fruits, meat, fish, seafood, vegetables, dairy or non-food products such as flowers, pharmaceuticals and film across many miles and oceans,  you want it to arrive at its destination in pristine condition. Just a 0.5 degree deviation in temperature can cause food to spoil or flowers to die and this can cost a business hundreds of thousands of dollars and cause insurance premiums to skyrocket. It’s true that refrigerated shipping containers are built to withstand the harshest environments out at sea with limited ability to service them, but you’re still lacking the control you want.

Luckily, Wireless Links provides tools for shipping lines, intermodal operators, cargo owners and other users to remotely track location, time and temperature of sensitive loads while ensuring product quality and food safety. 

Packaged in an IP67 waterproof enclosure, integrated GPS and cellular antennas, and support for up to 6 digital wired temperature sensors, Wireless Links’ Piccolo TMX, a wireless temperature monitoring device helps businesses:

  • Safeguard chilled, frozen and other sensitive cargo from degradation with remote monitoring and tracking of temperature, time and location.
  • Reduce the risk and insurance costs associated with spoiled goods.
  • Proactively respond to incidents: with automated alarms and alerts for temperature deviations.
 
Is Refrigerated Container Tracking Worth It?

Maybe your business has considered tracking refrigerated cargo and containers before, or maybe this is your first time evaluating solutions. Either way, you’re probably wondering if it’s worth it. If you’ve ever shipped out chilled, frozen and other sensitive cargo only to discover it spoiled during shipment,  then you could be leaving money on the table.

 
Quick Payback

Tracking and monitoring refrigerated containers or cargo provides  rapid value for fleets and businesses. One of our customers uses the Piccolo TMX to monitor the temperature of his fish shipments. Another uses the device to monitor temperature of his flower shipments from Argentina to the States. Either way, the Piccolo TMX is the industry’s leading battery powered temperature sensor, provided at a very competitive price. You only need to place the device in the desired area to start monitoring the temperature. The Piccolo TMX can also be ordered with a wire-harness for a fixed installation when connection to external power is available. Once placed in the refrigerated area, the Piccolo TMX is normally in deep sleep mode configured to wake up once every XX minutes, read the temperature with the current GPS position and send it with a time stamp to the server. To preserve battery life, the Piccolo TMX can be set to accumulate temperature readings.

Piccolo TMX+ Remote Temperature Monitoring
 
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