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MSR255 Datalogger

Robust all-rounder with LCD screen

New: MSR255 datalogger Robust all-rounder with LCD screen Minilogger with a large display. Optionally measures temperature, humidity, pressure, light & 3-axis acceleration/attitude (incl. fast peak). 4 analogue inputs for maximum flexibility. More Information...

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MSR dataloggers in food process engineering

The MSR145 datalogger in use at the branded German winery, Reh Kendermann


Dataloggers are not only useful for monitoring environmental conditions. They also support product development and can reliably record data inside the product itself.

To-date, dataloggers have only been used in the food processing industry to monitor the environmental conditions in warehouses, wine cellars or during the transportation of foodstuffs. During development of the "Pures" drink, MSR145 dataloggers were used not to record interior temperatures and humidity, but the temperatures and pressures actually inside a Champagne bottle. The white "Pures" grape juice cuvée from branded winery Reh Kendermann in Bingen am Rhein is a carbonated juice of white grapes and its development saw dataloggers being used in quite a different way.

Traubensaftcuvée Pures During manufacture of the grape juice cuvée the grape juice is carbonated and heat-treated. The primary factor affecting quality at this point is pasteurisation, an issue with which Johannes Grobeis, technical director at Reh Kendermann, took particular care. "Maintaining timing and temperature were very important to me. Low temperatures run the attendant risk of impairing product preservation whilst temperatures that are too high cause the caps to burst." In order to obtain exact results once and for all, Johannes Grobeis placed the datalogger inside the bottle and the device was pasteurised along with the grape juice.

"The datalogger saved us a huge amount of time"


"On the basis of the measurement results we were able to verify and standardise the critical process parameters relating to process engineering and product safety within the shortest possible time and with minimum testing requirements." Johannes Grobeis continues, "because we had the ability to record data under real-time conditions we only needed two large-scale tests before Pures was ready." For Johannes Grobeis using the datalogger was beneficial in every respect, "using the 'measuring probe' not only saved us a huge amount of time, but we also obtained recordings made in the bottle under real-time conditions. With traditional systems that are incorporated into the bottle closure and that are actuated from outside, real-time measurements are not possible."

Using the logger "in vivo" presented a range of challenges for the measuring device to overcome. The datalogger had to be not only absolutely watertight, it also had to be able to withstand temperatures of 72°C and pressures of over 10bar during the development phase. The MSR145 mini datalogger fulfilled these requirements. "Thanks to our special manufacturing procedures we can insert-mould the logger, already designed to be watertight, inside a silicon sleeve with absolutely no bubbles. During hardening the silicon becomes fully cured, which makes the device 100 percent watertight", according to Wendelin Egli, CEO of MSR Electronics.

 
 
 
 
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