Although globalization had made the relative distance between regions of the world much smaller, the reality is that the physical separation of these regions indeed exists. The longer the distance between two regions, the more likely cargo can be damaged during transportation. Especially for perishable cargo, shortening the shipping time or keeping cargo fresh is of the essence. To ensure that cargo does not become damaged or decayed in the shipping process, businesses in the pharmaceutical, medical and food industries are increasingly relying on cold chain technology.

Cold chain refers to a special supply chain system that ensures the safety of products, food, and biological drug. For some cargo including food raw materials, processed food or semi-finished products, special biological products and drugs, each link in the process of product processing, storage, transportation, distribution, retail and use should be in the specific and necessary low-temperature environment, so as to reduce loss and prevent deterioration. Every product has a different journey through the supply chain. Take for example a biological drug like a bottle of the vaccine. It must be processed, packaged, stored, transported and then sold. This supply chain may be the responsibility of one company, from end to end, or more likely it will involve several different companies. Regardless of one company or many, they share the same fundamental challenge that they must make sure that the vaccine must be kept at an appropriate and safe temperature at every stage of the chain. Managing the cold chain is a very specific responsibility and requires specialist skills, knowledge, facilities, vehicles and technology.

Cold chain plays an important role in our society. For perishable food, the refrigeration temperature is monitored through the cold chain to ensure its quality and edible safety, which extends food storage time and helps people to reduce the waste of food. Thanks to cold chain, it is possible for people to enjoy food, vegetables and medical products from foreign countries, increasing the economic exchanges all over the world. Without cold chain, the fresh or frozen food products, chemicals and, arguably, more importantly, the vaccines being shipped will likely perish.

During transportation, some cargo must be kept at an appropriate and safe temperature. How to know if the temperature is appropriate and safe? The temperature data logger is a good choice to detect the temperature. But how to choose a temperature data logger that can suit your need should be taken into consideration. There are two main selection criteria for choosing temperature data loggers. One is adaptability and another is cost performance. Temperature data loggers must be able to adapt your required temperature. About cost performance, you not only need to consider the durability of the instrument but also need to comprehensively consider the price. The consideration of cost performance is mostly focused on price, service life, maintenance and calibration cost.

Elitech specializes to provide innovative alternatives to our customers to help perform their work better and more conveniently. We supply temperature data loggers of every conceivable kind. You can find the temperature data loggers that can exactly suit your need in Elitech stores.