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The slightest measurement errors can cause great damage to manufacturer, such as the product recall of entire production runs or expensive downtime, and then there is the damage to the brand reputation.

One such area of paramount importance is accurate and stable temperature measurements.

Analytical measuring sensors assist in the monitoring and control of these important areas of food production. This is highlighted with the newly released temperature sensor from ifm which comes with temperature calibration check technology (TCC) that complies with the required standards and directives of 3A, EHEDG and FDA.

The TCC means it is suitable for hygienic installations such as those in the food and beverage industry.

TCC technology is the sensor that checks itself. Temperature is one of the most important measurements used in process control and within the food and beverage industry, accurate and stable temperature measurement is vital for proper product quality and safety.

But, what happens if the process temperature is inaccurate? What if QA and production managers could eliminate product quality risk due to inaccurate process temperature measurement between calibration cycles?

The TCC gives immediate notification of deviations in accuracy and improved quality assurance between calibration intervals.

The TCC is specifically designed to combat the challenges of typical temperature products. ifm’s “Calibration Check” technology provides real-time continuous monitoring of instrument accuracy and measurement uncertainty. Leveraging the digital interface also provides better measurement accuracy and reliability than analogue since there are no signal losses.

Smart diagnostic technology monitors accuracy with two measuring elements in the tip of the sensor to react to temperature changes, with the microprocessor monitoring them for any potential decrease in measurement accuracy.

The TCC’s repeatability is less than 0.015°C so users are assured the instrument provides repeatable measurements time after time.

The new TCC technology is designed to give users peace of mind that food being produced is monitored 24 hours a day. It also monitors its own health and accuracy between calibration checks.

CIP processes are among the harshest to which instruments are exposed. The constant cycling between hot and cold temperatures can quickly cause fatigue of the electronic components and therefore lead to drift and failure. Every CIP cycle is a potential source of drift.

Each TCC sensor is “tested beyond standards” to ensure ifm manufactures the most stable, reliable, and accurate temperature products, the TCC also has a 3-point calibration certificate from the factory.

Read more: Calibration check technology, the temperature sensor that checks itself