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Wireless Temperature Data Logger in the Meat Industry

About the RFOT

MadgeTech’s RFOT is one of the most advanced wireless temperature data loggers currently being used in the meat industry, as a result of its highly durable and rugged probe. The easy-grip handle of the RFOT has been specifically designed to exhibit a tough and ergonomic architecture capable of withstanding the harshest environments and thousands of cycles. The RFOT can be made available with the following rigid piercing probe types:

  • RFOT-FR:
    • Rapid response rate
    • 1.75 inch (45 mm) probe
    • Typically used for smaller meat products
  • RFOT-4-TD: 
    • 4.0 inch (102 mm) transitional diameter probe
    • Typically used for smaller meat products
  • RFOT-4: 
    • 4.0 inch (102 mm) probe
  • RFOT-7: 
    • 7.0 inch (177 mm) probe

The RFOT has been specifically designed for use in smoke houses, ovens and other cooking processes that require temperatures as high as 100 °C (212 °F) to function, as well as refrigerators and freezers that function at temperatures as low as -20 °C (-4 °F). As a completely splash proof system, the state-of-the-art RFOT device is capable of withstanding wash down cycles, all the while recording and transmitting internal product temperature readings back to a central computer that allow users to monitor temperatures in real-time.

As a completely wireless system, the RFOT has been designed for two way wireless communication that can be performed directly from a central PC. In addition to its ability to accurately and wirelessly transmit data, the RFOT is also equipped with its own internal memory system that securely saves each reading as a backup that can be wirelessly retrieved at the user’s request.

The RFOT is also equipped with MadgeTech’s easy to use software, which features user programmable critical control points known as “cooling flags,” which assist users according to with USDA Appendix B. These “cooling flags” are automatically annotated onto both the graph and tabular data views.

Additionally, this user-friendly software also provides users with a summary tab which provides a cool down duration between each critical control point. All temperature data acquired by the RFOT can be automatically exported to Excel® for further calculations.

Throughout the world, various countries have approved the use, purchase and distribution of the RFOT, of which include:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • The Netherlands
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam

Product Specifications

  • Remote Channel Temperature Resolution: 0.01 °C (0.018 °F)
  • Remote Channel Temperature Calibrate Accuracy:
    • ±0.1 °C at 0 °C – 100 °C
      • 32 °F – 212 °F
    • ±0.5 °C
      • Outside of that range
  • Probe Temperature Range
    • -50 °C – 200 °C
    • -58 °F – 392 °F
  • RF Carrier Frequency:
    • 2.45 GHz IEEE 802.15.4
    • Ultra-low power
    • MadgeNET Wireless transceiver is equipped with fully bi-directional communication capabilities
  • Output Power: 0 dBm
  • Receive Sensitivity: -95 dBm
  • Outdoors Line of sight: approximately 1000 feet
  • Indoors Line of sight: approximately 500 ft
  • Memory:
    • 20,000 readings
    • Memory can be further configurated with the use of the MadgeTech Software memory wrap
  • Reading Rate:
    • 1 reading/ 2 seconds to 1 reading/ 24 hours
  • Baud Rate: 115,000
  • Battery Life: approximately 2 years
  • Material:
    • Body: Acetal Copolymer
    • Cable Jacket: Silicone Polyurethane
  • Dimensions:
    • Body:
      • 8.66 inches x 1.75 inches (diameter)
      • 2200 mm x 44 mm (diameter)
    • Hook ID:
      • 0.5 inches
      • 13 mm
    • Cable Length:
      • 30 inches
      • 762 mm
  • IP67 Splash-proof Rating
  • Operating Environment:
    • -20 °C to 100 °C (-4 °F to 212°F)
    • 0% RH to 100% RH (non-condensing)
  • RFC1000 Interface Package
  • CE Approval
  • Weight: 0.550 pounds

Wireless Temperature Data Logger in the Meat Industry

Wireless Meat Cooking and Storage Temperature Data Logger
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