In December 2019, SENTRICS partnered with Dot Foods to implement a temperature monitoring and alert system to elevate their high standard of facility operations and food safety in its Toronto, Ontario, Canada, distribution center.
As part of the initiative, SENTRICS installed Monnit wireless temperature sensors in zones throughout the distribution center that require rigid monitoring. The SENTRICS cloud-based platform collects, analyzes and interprets the data collected from the sensors to expand the visibility into the performance of the critical controls and temperature zones. This was woven throughout the facility to maintain Dot Foods’ guidelines for safe storage and handling.
With the SENTRICS platform, on-site and remote employees now have a complete real-time picture of their facility. Using the platform’s customizable dashboards and alerts, employees are able to monitor constraints within refrigerated, frozen and dry good zones covered by the sensors and compare readings from other systems to improve overall data accuracy. Early warning signals set within the platform alert relevant staff and provide the timely information needed to proactively avoid operational issues and keep food within their required target temperature range.
This proves how easy-to-install wireless sensors can be combined with cloud-based software to improve operational efficiencies of industrial controls and systems.
“With the SENTRICS platform, we are able to be compliant and identify issues quickly, which allows us to make corrections at a low cost with a light footprint. This is exactly what we wanted to see from the system,” says Troy Schenk, Dot Foods director of automation
In addition to real-time alerting, custom reports were created that fulfill compliance objectives for Dot Foods. With this partnership, SENTRICS is pleased to provide an easy to install a system that fulfills the stated safety objectives for Dot Foods.