In conversation with Mr. Ricardo Badía Melis, PhD Expert and Consultant in Food Waste, Food Security and Cold Chain

“The term cold chain is no longer just the processes where we are applying cold temperature, it is any process or step from the supply chain where the food shelf life will be affected by not being under optimum temperature conditions” Can you talk us through the services you provide – to assist the demand […]

In conversation with Mr. Knut Nygaar, CEO, TAG Sensors

How do I start, read and stop the TAG™ temperature logger? You can use TAG Print to print and start the TAG™. You can also use TAG Read RFID reader or the TAG Tap application on your smartphone to start, read and stop the TAG

What is the memory capacity? The maximum number of temperature log points is 4800. If you choose to log temperatures every 15 minutes, the maximum capacity will be reached after 50 days, and then the TAG™ will stop logging temperatures. It will not overwrite its memory.

What is the temperature accuracy? The measured temperatures have an accuracy of ±0.5˚C.

What is the estimated battery lifetime? The battery has 18 months lifetime from production when stored in stock. The TAG™ will use its battery when its actively logging temperatures, and lifetime then depends on both logging intervals and the environment of measuring.

Is the battery safe to be used in airfright? Yes, our printed battery is not a lithium-ion battery, but is made from zinc metal and manganese dioxide, and is allowed in airfright.

Do I have to stick the TAG™ on the outside of my package? No, you decide where to stick the TAG™. It will log the ambient temperatures of where it is placed. It can be read through styrofoam fish box and through two layers of cardboard.

What is the temperature logging interval? The logging interval can be set from every minute up to every 18 hours. The most frequently used logging interval is every 15 minutes.

How do I get my logo and information on the TAG™? You can order pre-printed temperature loggers or customize the surface print yourself with TAG Print. With your smartphone you decide when the temperature logging is started, or if you have TAG Print at your facility, you can even use the printer to start the TAG™.

What happens if the temperature limits are exceeded? A report will be generated automatically from TAG Portal, and the temperature report will be sent by email to notify you that the limits are exceeded.

Can everyone read my TAG™? During configuration we set the security level you prefer. You can decide that everyone should be able to read your TAG™ with the TAG Tap application, or whether they have to login before reading. We also set which information is displayed on the screen when a user reads your TAG™, such as 1: Temperature graph, 2: “Thank you for reading – limits are exceeded”, or 3: “Thank you for reading”.

How is the temperature data uploaded to TAG Portal? The temperature data is uploaded automatically to TAG Portal when you read a TAG™ using your smartphone, an RFID reader or a gate reader. The data is always uploaded before the temperature graph is displayed on the device screen, hence it’s not possible to manipulate the results.

What is the minimum quantity I can order? The minimum order quantity is 500 TAG™ temperature loggers.

Can you link the TAG™ to a specific package? Yes, you can assign custom fields like pallet ID, order number, AWB-number, or even scan existing barcodes, to the TAG™. In the event of damaged goods, you can document it with a photo which is uploaded to TAG Portal and added to the report.

Where is the TAG™ manufactured? The TAG™ is manufactured in the TAG Sensors facilities in Norway, which has a production capacity of 33 million units per year.

Can I read the TAG™ temperature logger without a network? Yes, the TAG Tap application collects the temperature data and geo-location, and the data will be uploaded to TAG Portal when the the network reconnects.

Can the TAG™ be reused? The TAG™ is for is for single use only, and it’s recycled as common waste (WEEE)

In a conversation with Mr. Shigeru Wakabayashi, Deputy Managing Director, Isuzu Motors India

June 25, 2015 Please introduce Isuzu D-Max that is for the Cold Chain and Perishable Supply Chain Segment. Isuzu Motors entered India with the globally-renowned D-MAX range of pick-up trucks. The Indian cold-chain industry is undergoing a huge transformation especially in the areas of retail and distribution. The trend is more visible in the light […]

In a Conversation with Mr. Tarun Arora, Director of IG International Pvt. Ltd.

June 22, 2015 Let’s begin with the IG International role in the Cold Storage and reefer segment. Please elaborate your product portfolio with regard to Cold Chain Industry? IG Supply Chain Pvt. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of IGIPL, caters to the business of third party logistics and temperature controlled warehousing. Presently, we have facilities […]

In a conversation with Mr. Andrew Meyers, Director at Cold Chain Consultants Limited

March 13, 2016 Can you talk us through the services you provide – to assist the pharmaceutical and life-science industries’ demand and so on? We are specialist in GDP at the operational level of pharmaceutical temperature supply chains. Our core work is end to end GDP compliance of global temperature supply chains. We provide all […]

In a conversation with Mr. Deep Khira, CEO, Sub Zero Insulation Tech Pvt. Ltd.

December 16, 2016 “It is also important to select the right reefer unit with sufficient power. Insulation thickness and specifications are recommended based on our customer’s temperature requirement. Cold chain industry users benefit with our superior insulation quality by achieving fast pull down, decreased running of reefer unit and in turn lower maintenance costs” When […]