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Foodex 2018: Come and visit the Testo stand and discover our measuring solutions that ensure Food Safety from farm to fork

Measuring instrument manufacturers Testo, will be at Foodex demonstrating our safety equipment for the processing sector. On stand K310, our experts will be on hand to explain how Testo’s range of instruments help operators ensure they are storing, producing and distributing food safely from farm to fork, whilst also enhancing process efficiency.

 

Testo’s range of Food Safety equipment includes data loggers, thermometers, pH meters, cooking oil testers, infrared thermometers, thermal imaging cameras, thermal barriers and more

 

On our stand, Testo will be giving out Free sausages, as part of our ‘how hot is your sausage’ application display. We will be doing live demonstrations of how to use Testo thermometers to show both the core temperature of the sausages, and surface temperature of the griddle during cooking. Thus, ensuring we are cooking the sausages at the correct temperature, and ultimately, proving we’re doing so safely.

As well as the sausage giveaway, a major focus at the show will be our data logger range, suitable for many applications in the food processing sector. These include low-cost loggers for simple temperature and/or humidity measurement in a cold storage room for instance, right through to the temperature of production items or the surface temperature of machines or motors themselves. Testo’s high-end data loggers have the capability to measure even the most extreme temperature ranges in production processes.

Another focus product is Testo’s Saveris 2, automated climate monitoring system. A cloud-based system that stores all measurement data in one central place, Testo’s Saveris 2 removes the need to collect data manually, meaning staff can use this time for other important tasks. There is also no longer a potential for readings to go missing. This has proved very handy for audits.

 

 

 

All Testo food safety equipment is HACCP certified. As well as those mentioned, Testo will have our full range of instruments on display including data loggers, thermometers, pH meters, cooking oil testers, infrared thermometers, thermal imaging cameras, thermal barriers and more.

 

Exhibition info

In April 2018, the UK’s premier trade event for the food and drink processing, packaging and logistics industries once again comes to Birmingham. With an expected 30,000 attendees across the 5 shows, the show aims to shine a light on top trends across the food manufacturing sectors; from improving traceability and food safety, transforming productivity and highlighting the latest new ingredients and super foods to make an impression on the industry.

Register free using the below detail:

Venue: NEC Birmingham

Dates: 16th -18th April

Section: Foodex

Stand number: K310

Register for free tickets at: https://foodex-2018-visitor.reg.buzz/Website

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For more information on Testo please go to www.testo.co.uk or call us on 01420 544 33

 

Testo at the Museums and Heritage show – offering restoration advice, climate monitoring solutions and more

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When: May 18th – 19th, 2016

Where: Olympia West, London

Stand no: E9

 

“The UK’s largest trade event for the cultural sector”

Testo are exhibiting at the Museums and Heritage show in London on the 18th & 19th May 2016. May has already been a particularly busy month for testo in terms of shows and and we’re now looking forward to our next event at “Londons newest event venue” – Oylmpia West.

The Museums and Heritage show will include demos, masterclasses, free-to-attend talks and one-to-one advice with a number of experts in the heritage and restoration fields. The good news is there’s still time to register, or you can even sign up on arrival, whichever works best for you.

 

Testo are on stand E9 – See you there

Testo supply a number of monitoring instruments to the heritage sector. Whether you need to measure temperature, humidity, lux, shock or indoor air quality (IAQ), we’ve got the equipment to make sure your artifacts are properly maintained and/or restored.  Visit us on Stand E9 to find out how Testo instruments can help you.

Below is some more information on what we will have on stand and how testo equipment is useful to the museums and heritage sector.

 

Environmental monitoring in museums

 

Why is creating the right indoor climate in a museum a challenge?

Suitable room temperature – a challenge for museums

Preserving the exhibits from damage is of course a top priority for museums. This becomes particularly important with the liability obligation towards the owners of loaned objects and priceless artifacts. Since many exhibits are extremely climate-sensitive, suitable air temperature and humidity conditions are essential. This is not an easy job because of seasonal climate fluctuations caused by high numbers of visitors. You cannot rely on just the correct adjustment of the air conditioning systems. For this reason, comprehensive and continuous humidity and temperature monitoring is a necessity.

 

How does humidity and temperature monitoring with Wi-Fi data loggers work?

With testo Saveris 2, indoor climate monitoring is easy. Just place a Wi-Fi data logger in each location you wish to monitor. The Wi-Fi data loggers continuously measure temperature and humidity and wirelessly transmit the measurement data to the cloud (online storage). The data is automatically saved there (no additional storing on hard drives/servers is necessary). You can access these readings at any time, using your smartphone, tablet or PC. You are immediately provided with an alarm (by text or e-mail) in cases of critical temperature or humidity values and can react quickly to threats of damage.

 

How can a Saveris 2 system help me to preserve precious artifacts in the museum?

Once the Wi-Fi data loggers are connected to your wireless network (this is very simple), they are very reliable. Temperature monitoring is automated so you do not need to write down any min./max. values, read out data loggers, or sort the measurement data before saving. You can then access all your data via PC, smartphone or tablet, in order to check the values or to provide proof to auditors. Problems with updates or hard drive back-ups are a thing of the past.

 

What advantages does a Wi-Fi data logger system have over traditional data loggers?

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No more recording data by hand! The data from all your measurement locations is collected in the testo Cloud (even if you are measuring in several rooms or different floors of the museum). Also if you are planning on expanding, it couldn’t be easier to add additional loggers. You will receive a warning text or e-mail if temperature and humidity values are critical and can quickly take action to prevent threats of damage. The Wi-Fi data logger system simply offers you more security for the preservation of the exhibits.

 

With a Saveris 2 system museum climate can be continuously monitored without you having to lift a finger. The data will then be automatically collated, and sent to you as a report via email. For more information on Saveris 2 watch the video below:

The above video explains how Saveris 2 works

 

Transportation and shock

Whilst temperature and humidity monitoring is well established in the heritage sector, there is a growing demand to monitor artifacts in transit. During transportation an artifact may endure shocks to it from handling and vehicle movement, which could cause unseen damage to the artifact, which would be hard to rectify.

The Testo 184 series can offer data loggers that will not only monitor and record the temperature and humidity, but can also monitor any shocks to the artifact during transit. Giving you a comprehensive data for the artifact during its transportation duration, which would allow for any action if necessary.

 

LUX testing

For museums in particular, light can be an important factor in the preservence of precious artifacts and paintings. Therefore it is crucial to make sure you have the right measures in place to monitor this. The sensor of the testo 540 LUX meter is adapted to the spectral sensitivity of the eye. This makes it ideal for the measurement of light intensity.

 

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For more information on the Museums Association Conference and how to attend Click here

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To find out more about Testo instruments why not visit our website www.testolimited.com/heritage or call us on 01420 566 841.

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Restorers guide to Environmental Monitoring (Free whitepaper download)

Testo have recently launched a free guide to Environmental Monitoring for Restorers and those working with climate sensitive items. Protecting exhibits from damage is of course the number one priority for restorers. Since many artifacts are climate-sensitive, it is important to monitor air temperature and humidity.

The importance of this is further increased because of the liability obligation towards owners of priceless artefacts and loaned exhibits. For this reason continuous indoor climate monitoring becomes a necessity. If you’d like to find out more about climate monitoring and restoration you can download your Free whitepaper guide via the link below:

 

Get your Free guide now by registering here: testoltd.com/free-guide-to-museum-monitoring/

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To find out more about how testo instruments can help you why not visit our website www.testolimited.com/heritage or call us on 01420 544 433

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Climate monitoring in measurement rooms

Highly modern measurement rooms are used in many industrial companies for quality assurance purposes. However, since the materials change depending on the ambient climate, parameters including temperature and humidity must remain constant in order to obtain precise measurement values. This is defined in detail in the guideline VDI/VDE 2627. It also states that the monitoring of ambient conditions in a measurement room has to take place with suitable measurement technology.

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Climate monitoring is of the utmost importance in measurement rooms

 

Temperature and air humidity can be continuously measured and documented using the measurement data monitoring system testo Saveris. In addition to this, the monitoring system has an innovative function which informs you by alarm even before a limit value violation occurs. Apart from this, it offers interfaces for integrating further measuring instruments for the monitoring of the other parameters defined by VDI/VDE 2627.

 

The challenge

The demands placed on measurement rooms are high – after all, they represent a fundamental basis for product quality. Above all, stable ambient values are of crucial significance, since temperature and humidity fluctuations have a direct influence on the properties of materials. Shrinkage or expansion of only 1 μm can already have drastic consequences for later serial production.

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Precision measurement of a component in a measurement room

 

As well as the quality class of the measurement room, the basis temperature defined for the respective measurement room and a relative humidity of between 30 % and 60 % are additionally relevant. Only this way can results be obtained which are always comparable and reliable. But how can you ensure that these parameters remain within the defined limit values, and that an unnoticed deviation does not endanger quality and cause unnecessary costs?

 

The solution

The measurement data monitoring system testo Saveris can reliably and automatically fulfil the continuous measurement of temperature and air humidity required by the guideline VDI/VDE 2627 for measurement rooms. Added to this is the innovative function “trend alarm” which makes monitoring climate even easier for you: It calculates the projected temperature development by linear regression over the last four measurement cycles, and provides you with an alarm even before a limit value violation occurs.

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Monitoring ambient conditions in a measurement room with testo Saveris data loggers

 

Here’s an example of this: You want to receive an alarm as soon as the temperature of your measurement room increases by 5 Kelvin within one hour. You have set the measurement cycle so that the temperature is measured every ten minutes. In the forty minutes between 17:01 and 17:40, testo Saveris measures a temperature increase of 4 Kelvin.

It calculates from this that in 60 minutes, a temperature increase of 6 Kelvin would have occurred – and therefore already issues you with an alarm by e-mail, SMS, alarm relay, audible signal or LED display after 40 minutes. This allows you to intervene before it is too late.testo-saveris-systemWant to find out more about testo’s Saveris? For more information visit our website www.testolimited.com/server-based-monitoring-saveris or if you have a potential requirement you would prefer to discuss you can call us on 01420 544433 and we’ll be happy to help.

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Interested in engineering? This could be for you…

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When: November 4th – 5th, 2015

Where: Birmingham International Convention Centre

Stand no: H185

 

About Advanced Engineering

Testo are exhibiting at Advanced Engineering UK at the NEC, Birmingham on the 4th and 5th November 2015. This 2 day event is the UK’s only business forum and supply chain showcase dedicated to all areas and applications of advanced engineering. Join thousands of engineering professionals at the UK’s only business forum and supply chain showcase dedicated to all areas and applications of advanced engineering.

Whether you are a visitor or an exhibitor, Advanced Engineering will provide you with sourcing, partnering and business intelligence opportunities within your own sector, and introduce you to new opportunities in industries using related technologies and services.

 

Come and visit us

Here at testo we manufacture a vast array of test and measurement equipment for engineers all around the world. Visit us on Stand H185 to find out how testo instruments can help you to work even more efficiently and accurately. We will be showcasing a variety of equipment, but here’s a quick snapshot of what will be on display:

 

New generation of Data Loggers

If you work in the food or pharmaceutical industry for example, you will have refrigeration requirements in transport and the management of the cold chain process between manufacturer and customer. Accurate monitoring and avoiding interruption of the cold chain process is important for Quality Control, Avoiding Financial Loss and Protecting the health of the consumer or patient.

testo-184t-temperature-data-loggersTesto 184 data loggers are perfect for monitoring conditions at all points of the cold chain

 

With the testo 184 data loggers, you can monitor every step of the cold chain. The Data Loggers travel on your behalf in freight and loading rooms to monitor temperatures, humidity and shock/impact during the transport of sensitive goods on rail, in the air or on the road.

At their destination, you can see at a glance whether the configured limit values have been maintained and adhered to. For instant, detailed information you can connect the 184 data logger to a PC and produce a PDF report immediately.

 

Thermal Imaging Cameras

From entry level cameras typically used for heating and electrical inspections and surveys, through to high end cameras for optimising high temperature processes and research. We are already offering Free SuperResolution technology and at Advanced engineering there might even be a surprise addition which is even more affordable…

 

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An example of a thermal camera being used to locate an overheating cable

 

Cloud based temperature and humidity monitoring

Testo Saveris 2 system’s cloud technology allows information to be stored and accessed remotely. If temperature or humidity levels fluctuate beyond acceptable levels, an alert is sent by SMS and email. Data is extracted and stored wirelessly and can be accessed by simply logging into the secure cloud location. Saveris 2 can be accessed via a computer, tablet or smartphone.

Strengths of using Saveris 2 include:

  • Easy access to reports wherever you are via mobile, tablet or PC
  • Automatic SMS and email alerts
  • Monitors both temperature & humidity
  • Low cost and simple to use
  • Free cloud licensing

 

Testo’s Saveris 2 makes it easier than ever to monitor climatic conditions

 

Interested in attending?

Click here to book your free place at Advanced Engineering UK.

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To find out more about Testo instruments, visit our website testolimited.com or call us on 01420 566 841.

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