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How to Decrease the Error in Thermocouple Measurements

A simple change can improve the accuracy of your thermocouple measurements by over 75%. The most common thermocouple type today is Type K. You see the yellow connectors everywhere. A type  K thermocouple is an excellent thermocouple for higher temperature measurements typically over 315°C/600°F If you are working below those temperature there are some options…
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PS-Cal Release Notes

Download .pdf of PS-Cal Release Notes Here PS-Cal v4.4, August 2018 Release Add EEPROM programming support for the N1913A and N1914A power meters Add templates for TEGAM RF standards 1505A, 2505A, 1510A, 2510A, and 1807A Add support for Keysight U8481A, U8485A, and U8487A power sensors Add uncertainty data for E5071C at frequencies above 8.5 GHz…
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Streamlined Collection of Temperature Readings

A Solution for an International Food Processing Company What Can TEGAM Do for You? TEGAM, Inc. is proud to work with the world's leading food processors. The TEGAM commitment to Measurements that Matter is our brand, and in few industries does temperature measurement matter more than in food safety. We take pride in our reputation…
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New Product Announcement: ISO 17025 Data Logging Thermometer Kit

TEGAM, Inc. Announces the ISO 17025 Certified Data-Logging Thermometer Kit ***NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT*** GENEVA, Ohio--TEGAM, Inc., a world-wide leader in precision digital thermometers, announces an all-in-one, ISO 17025 Calibrated, Data-Logging Thermometry Kit. The team at TEGAM, Inc consistently gathers feedback from customers and industry experts. We have responded by creating a complete kit that is…
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We LOVE a Good Review!

AmazingRibs.com Awards TEGAM's 931B a Gold Medal   When you believe you have an outstanding product that can make life simpler or your work flow run smoother, you want to shout it from the rooftops. That is exactly how we feel about our Data-Logging thermometers, but we might be a little biased! The TEGAM line…
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See the NEWEST Products for Temperature & Humidity Measurement

View the full line of TEGAM's Temperature & Humidity Products We have assembled everything you need to accurately measure temperature and humidity and also collect data in one easy-to-use selection guide! See the best products to protect your manufacturing investment here.
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When Quality Needs Clean Temperature Data (part 3)

Can a Thermometer and a Software Development Kit Enable Integrated Quality Measurement and Real-Time Alerts? (Part 1 and Part 2) Excerpts from the Whitepaper which can be downloaded HERE) How NOT-To-Do-It: Recording temperature readings on paper and maintaining those records in physical files potentially results in a wide variety of unnecessary costs and errors. The…
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When Quality Needs Clean Temperature Data (Part 2)

Can a Thermometer and a Software Development Kit Enable Integrated Quality Measurement and Real-Time Alerts? (Excerpts from the whitepaper found here in its entirety) PART 1 HERE As a next step, automated data collection and storage solutions emerged that digitally stored the data directly at the time of measurement. Unfortunately, most vendors offering such a…
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When Quality Needs Clean Temperature Data

Can a Thermometer and a Software Development Kit Enable Integrated Quality Measurement and Real-Time Alerts? (Excerpts from the whitepaper found here in its entirety)   Introduction: Integrating an automated temperature measurement solution into a processing facility and/or supply chain is required or at least optimal in multiple industries. In some regulated lines of business, such…
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TEGAM, Inc Announces the 931/932B

TEGAM, Inc Announces the 931/932B ***NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT*** GENEVA, Ohio--(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE)--TEGAM, Inc., a world-wide leader in precision digital thermometers, announces the next generation in Handheld Thermometry . For over 30 years, TEGAM’s team of engineers at the Northeast Ohio factory have consistently worked to improve the accuracy, durability and usability of digital thermometers while…
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CONTACT or INFRARED?

What is Best for Your Application? CONTACT or INFRARED? Each method has its own set strengths and weaknesses. Contact Measurement is usually used to measure surface, interior or immersion temperatures. Touching, being inserted into or submerged in usually will give you the most reliable readings. You can see where and what you are measuring. What…
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Armed with Statistical Data

After a recent office remodel, I found the temperature in my office changing dramatically. (There is a part of the story where the heating expert says “I told you so” but that caused an unfortunate reflex). My second reflex was to pick up our new 931A thermometer and use it to diagnose the problem. It was…
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TEGAM Thermocouple Thermometers: Built to Use, Built to Last

The design and usability of equipment in food manufacturing, transportation, and storage is vital. When we designed the new TEGAM 9xx series digital thermometers, we not only built a high-accuracy thermometer, but also thought about how our customers would be using our new device.  We used our 35 years of experience to ask and answer…
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Best Temperature Probe for Your Application

What TEGAM probe is the best for your application? TEGAM has created a selection guide that will help you easily identify which is the best probe for your application.  We have a wide variety of probes designed to be factory tough made of durable stainless steel, easily configurable to meet your needs and made with…
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Start Collecting and Using Temperature Readings in Five Minutes

with TEGAM's Wireless Data System FSMA and HACCP food safety guidelines emphasize the importance of data retention for food production workers.  To comply with these directives, the food industry is faced with implementing a system for collecting, storing, and easily retrieving the necessary data while keeping costs low and productivity high.  Maintaining paper documentation consumes…
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Measure, Monitor, Document

Controlling Listeria monocytogenes Contamination Through Effective Time/Temperature Process Controls On January 13, 2017, the FDA released updated draft guidance for the food industry detailing its recommendations for controlling Listeria monocytogenes (“Listeria”) contamination in ready-to-eat (“RTE”) food products. The draft guidance provides food processing facilities a framework for minimizing Listeria contamination in their products throughout the production process,…
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The Devil is in the Details: The Important Distinctions Between HARPC and HACCP

In 1989, the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) published the first official HACCP document, standardizing the practice and presenting the seven principles of HACCP. At first glance, HARPC requirements may look quite similar to HACCP. According to the FDA Federal Regulations for implementing FSMA, the core of HARPC starts with a…
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The Hazards of Pathogens and Risk-based Preventative Temperature Control

Temperature Measurement in Food Processing The relationship between food processing, temperature, and the hazard of pathogens is well documented. Quality control personnel can meet the risk-based preventive control for this hazard by measuring temperatures at critical in-plant control points. However, if proper care is not taken, even the measurement equipment and process can introduce hazards.…
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HACCP and HARPC: Which Regulates Your Food Manufacturing Plant?

What is HACCP and HARPC Facility managers are hard pressed to make sure that their food processing production meets the requirements of multiple regulations. Not knowing which regulations apply to your facility is one of the most common mistakes you can make. Two major and often confused regulations are the HACCP and the HARPC. The…
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When Measuring Meat Temperatures Matters

The U.S. meat processing industry is extensively regulated to ensure quality production and safe consumption. It is the responsibility of the food manufacturer to monitor production and maintain safe temperatures throughout the process. If the manufacturer does not comply with the USDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act and other local, state and federal regulations, actions may…
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The Food Safety Modernization Act: From Farm to Table, Keeping Your Food Temperature in Compliance

In order to comply with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), it’s imperative to shift the focus toward preventing contamination rather than responding to contamination. From process to preparation, it’s important for everyone to adhere to the five major elements of the FSMA: prevention, inspection, importation, response and enhanced…
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The FSMA’s Focus on Prevention to Thwart Foodborne Illnesses

A recent Fortune article places the annual costs of medical treatment, lost productivity and foodborne-illness-related mortality for affected consumers at $55.5 billion. The industry takes a hit as well to the tune of $7 billion in annual costs from food withdrawals, rejections and recalls. The Food Safety Modernization Act's Push on Food Manufacturing The FSMA,…
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Letting Go of the Old Paper-Based Food Temperature Record-Keeping Method

For the past 50 years, quality control technicians have recorded temperature measurements at food processing plants with paper and a pencil on a clipboard. The technician would later either enter data manually into a local database or file the paper in an antiquated filing cabinet. Filing systems contained numerous reports from suppliers, spreadsheets, PDFs, etc.…
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FSMA: Automated Temperature Control Systems Facilitate Compliance

    It’s imperative for food manufacturers to be compliant with FSMA regulations. The FSMA’s strong focus on preventative measures requires accurate data tracking, management and control. Cloud-based technologies are now available to help manufacturers meet requirements while working to limit and prevent foodborne illness outbreaks. Here are some tips on what to look for…
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Don’t Confuse Accuracy and Precision

Two terms often bandied about in the test and measurement industry are accuracy and precision. Sometimes these two terms are used interchangeably, but they really mean different things. The New Oxford American Dictionary gives the technical definition of accuracy as “the degree to which the result of a measurement, calculation, or specification conforms to the…
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New website makes it easier to find the info you need

Simply put, we're excited about our new website. We think that our new website makes it much easier for you to get the product and application information that you need. Not only that, you can order our products online using the website's shopping cart functionality. Here are some of the websites's features that we're most…
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Advantages of Contact Thermometers over Non-Contact/Infrared Thermometers

Understanding the difference between contact and non-contact temperature measurements is vital to addressing health, safety and quality issues in a wide range of industries. Use of thermometers to measure temperature has been around for centuries and it is the second most frequently measured physical quantity after time. Various fields, including civil, mechanical, medical, manufacturing, quality…
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TEGAM helps you implement an effective HACCP strategy

The food safety strategy known as Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) was first developed as a way to ensure that food for astronauts was safe. Now, it's pervasive throughout the food industry. HAACP focuses on preventing hazards that could cause food-borne illnesses by applying science-based controls, from raw material to finished products. Instead…
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