Do you need an instrument to monitor and document your heat treat systems? The TEGAM 931B Documenting (Datalogging) Digital Thermometer expedites the AMS2750F Comparison System Accuracy Test (SAT) expertly. The 931B datalogger has the accuracy, resolution (0.1 degrees) and connectivity to perform an SAT faster than ever before. The included Thermolink app will put measurements…Read more
AMS 2750F System Calibration with TEGAM’s 945A Temperature Calibrator!
Precision heat-treat systems use sophisticated controllers and measurement sensors to maintain consistent and uniform thermal environments. To certify and document that your heat-treat systems are operating within the targeted limits, you need a temperature calibrator that is up to the task: the TEGAM 945A is that calibrator. The 945A handheld temperature calibrator is the first…Read more
AMS 2750F Pyrometry Instrumentation Solutions from TEGAM
TEGAM has reliable, accurate instrument solutions for the 0.1 degree temperature measurement resolution problem. The latest version of AMS2750 Pyrometry has just been released. Revision F is a complete rewrite so it pays to read it carefully to see how the changes may impact your operations. In the first paragraph, the standard states that, “Resolution requirements for recording…Read more
Why TEGAM Advises Against Infrared and For Contact Thermometers for COVID-19 Testing
Image courtesy of Wired.com By Adam Fleder, President - TEGAM “I would like to order a million infrared temperature sensors” is the kind of request that a temperature measurement company likes to hear. In the response to COVID-19, many people are looking for solutions to monitoring people’s temperature and we have fielded several of these…Read more
TEGAM, Inc. Awarded Thermocouple Thermometer Contract with US Navy for 912B Dual Channel
***US Navy Contracts with TEGAM, Inc.*** GENEVA, Ohio—In 2017, the US Navy requested a proposal for a Temperature Meter to fulfill the technical requirements of their SCAT 4213. While application details were not disclosed for the temperature device, the Navy specifications were complete and demanded a great deal in precision, accuracy, durability and price.…Read more
TEGAM Dual-Channel Datalogging Thermometer Assists CDC with COVID-19 Testing Development in China
The value and impact of temperature and thus of temperature measurement & monitoring has become frighteningly and stridently clear in the past months OUTSIDE of the worlds of research and manufacturing, due to the arrival and impact of the unexpected novel coronavirus and the disease it…Read more
Factors in Selecting the Best Temperature Probes and Digital Thermometers for Industry Uses
Editor's note: This blog post comes from TEGAM's latest informative resource, A Guide to Temperature Measurement. Chock-full of helpful information, details and insights on Digital Thermometers, Temperature Probes and Measurement Practices, we encourage you to download it for free here. *** There are many factors at play in selecting the best temperature probe/sensor and digital…Read more
TEGAM Attending the Measurement Science Conference Training Symposium – March 24-27, 2020!
Update 3/17/2020 "Based on public health directives from the State of California and the closing of the Symposium venue (Disneyland Hotel) the 2020 MSC Training Symposium and current published technical programs will be postponed and reconvened on March 15 -19, 2021 at the Disneyland Hotel and Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. Our hopes and expectations…Read more
TEGAM’s Jay Romanek Appointed as Atlanta Section Coordinator for NCSL International
TEGAM is delighted to announce the selection and appointment of our own DoD Program Specialist Jay Romanek as the Atlanta Section Coordinator for NCSL International. The volunteer role is essential for helping NCSL International members to meet and to exchange information with peers at least on a semi-annual basis, and Jay's organizational expertise will be helping…Read more
How to Use Thermocouple Temperature Calibrators as a Circuit Diagnostic Tool
Did you know that you can use your thermocouple temperature calibrator as a diagnostic tool to troubleshoot your temperature control circuit? To maximize your thermocouple temperature calibrator as a diagnostic tool, it must have a combination of key features. It needs a dual display - one showing the value of the output signal and a…Read more
What Functions Should You Look for in Digital Temperature Calibrators?
There are several brands and manufacturers of thermocouple temperature calibrators in the marketplace today. Like most instruments and devices, not all temperature calibrators are created equal. TEGAM provides information here based on our 940A and 945A thermocouple temperature calibrators as well as from our white paper, How Digital Thermocouple Temperature Calibrators Work. Below are functions…Read more
Comparing the Three Main Types of Temperature Probes & Sensors
Editor's note: This blog post comes from TEGAM's latest white paper, A Guide to Temperature Measurement. Interested readers may download a free copy of this in-depth digital resource by visiting this page via this link. This blog post compares and details the three (3) main types of temperature probes & sensors most commonly found in measurement instruments…Read more
How to Automatically Record Milk Temperatures in the Dairy Industry – Datalogging Thermometers for PMO Compliance
The Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) by the Food and Drug Administration requires recording the temperature at multiple transfer points between producers, transporters and processors. Manually checking these temperatures to verify that the milk is within the target range of 32-40 ⁰F (0-4.4 ⁰C) is a good facility practice. However, the process can be automated to use…Read more
Bulk Milk Transportation – QA Sampling with New TEGAM Hypodermic Temperature Probes and TruStream Septa
Above: TruStream 7 with TEGAM's 9T607MTC04 hypodermic temperature probe Sanitary sampling ports are an essential tool for quality control in dairy and brewery applications. Sanitary samples can be quickly collected through these ports without interrupting the process and the ease of use helps ensure that testing procedures are followed. Now, these same ports can be used…Read more
Data Logging Thermometers – Automatically Record Temperature Readings Consistently
Many food, beverage and pharmaceutical processes require the recording of temperatures at multiple transfer points between producers, transporters and warehouses. Manually checking these temperatures to verify that the product is within the target temperature range is a good facility practice. However, the process can be automated to use less manual labor and to improve the…Read more
Digital Temperature Calibrator Accuracy Table for TEGAM 940 Series Thermocouple Temperature Calibrators
See the full-size chart above for maximum uncertainties with TEGAM thermocouple calibrators Have you ever tried to determine what the accuracy of a thermocouple temperature calibrator is in degrees? Accuracy specifications are typically given as a percent of a reading ± a small Voltage; not in degrees. To help TEGAM users, we developed this table…Read more
TEGAM’s Sure Grip Polymer Glove for Instrument AND Equipment Protection Adds Innovation
TEGAM announces our new Sure Grip Polymer glove to fit the 912 and 911 digital thermometers, 931 and 932 datalogging thermometers, and the 940 Series Thermocouple Calibrators. The new cover glove is soft and flexible and makes the units easier to hold. The new cover also adds additional drop protection to both the instrument and…Read more
TEGAM Announces Fast-Response Temperature Probe – When Time Is of the Essence!
***NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT*** Geneva, Ohio --TEGAM, Inc., experts and innovators in temperature measurement, asked the question, “What does ‘Fast Response’ mean for a thermometer temperature probe?” We then answered that question with the arrival of our new, fast-response temperature probe for various industrial applications. As Dan Jackson - Thermometry products manager at TEGAM - explains…Read more
How to Measure the Temperature of Flowing Liquids in a Closed Process Using a Temperature Probe
Accurately measuring the temperature of a viscous liquid can present its own set of unique challenges, but what if the liquid is flowing? Thermowells A thermowell is a device that allows you to measure the temperature of moving fluid without having to shut down the entire process to insert or remove the temperature probe. Basically,…Read more
The Versatility of a Digital Thermocouple Thermometer!
A digital thermometer that takes a thermocouple input is one of the most versatile measurement instruments you can have in your company. Portable, high-accuracy models are readily available with resolution down to 0.1 degree. What makes these temperature measuring instruments so versatile is that one digital thermocouple thermometer can be used to measure different locations…Read more
How to Use Digital Thermometers: Digital Thermometers Equal Great Beer!
Ed note: From time to time, TEGAM writes about how our digital measuring instruments are of-service in "civilian," non-industry applications. This post looks at one of those uses. Have you noticed that home brewing, small breweries and brew pubs are springing up everywhere? The business of brewing beer has grown because of the enjoyment and…Read more
TEGAM in the News – Microohmmeters, Intrinsically Safe Digital Thermometers, LCR Meters and Power Amplifiers Called-Out
At TEGAM, we are always pleased when we get press exposure for our Temperature, Power, Humidity, Signal and other measurement instruments. Sometimes this comes in the form of product reviews on social media, sometimes it arrives as industry news coverage on the innovations we pack into our devices; sometimes it even concerns TEGAM itself…Read more
Industry Standards and Certifications Matter – Do your Digital Instruments Measure-Up?
Have you ever wondered why there are so many standards issued by the government and other private agencies and organizations? When everything has to fit together, work right for safety or efficient production, you need Standards. It’s amazing how important small details are. In today’s high-tech world with global sourcing, all too often small details…Read more
TEGAM Thermocouple Temperature Calibrators & AMS2750E Compliance for Heat Treatment
AMS2750E Compliance for Heat Treatment and TEGAM Thermocouple Calibrators System Accuracy Tests (SATs) and Instrument Calibration as required by the AMS2750E Standard for thermal processing equipment used in heat treatment can be greatly simplified with the TEGAM 945A Thermocouple Temperature Calibrator. Several features inherent in this thermocouple calibrator were designed into the 945A to specifically…Read more
Circuit Diagnostics Using a TEGAM Temperature Calibrator/Thermocouple Calibrator
Circuit Diagnostics Using Temperature Calibrators/Thermocouple Calibrators Did you know that you can use your TEGAM temperature calibrator as a diagnostic tool to troubleshoot your temperature control circuit? Your temperature calibrator needs a combination of features to make it a useful diagnostic tool. It needs a dual display - one for the output and one for…Read more
Thermocouple Thermometers and the Seebeck Effect
Editor's note: This blog post comes from our latest white paper, TEGAM's A Guide to Temperature Measurement. You can download it for FREE here and take advantage of a vast amount of information on digital thermometers, probes and thermometry for research and industrial applications. The Seebeck Effect and Thermocouple Thermometers A thermocouple’s low cost, ruggedness and…Read more
Considering the Value and Utility of Datalogging Thermometers for Industry and Production
I was recently asked by a peer, "What Types of Data Can Be Recorded with Datalogging Thermometers for Industry?" It’s a good question because, in today's highly regulated world, many aspects of a process need to be documented in order to meet industry-specific regulations. This all started with food safety but has expanded to many…Read more
Intrinsically Safe Measuring – Powered by TEGAM!
Working in an area with flammable fumes can lead to some difficult temperature measurements. Have you ever tried to measure a surface temperature or a pipe temperature with a pointed tip stick thermometer, or taken an accurate reading from a glass thermometer that is partially immersed in a hazardous liquid? Until very recently, Intrinsically Safe…Read more
TEGAM, Inc Announces Intrinsically Safe Digital Thermometers
***NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT*** GENEVA, Ohio--TEGAM, Inc., specialists in temperature measurement, announces the latest advance in thermometry. The 92x Series of Digital Thermocouple Thermometers are designated intrinsically safe to UL, CSA, ATEX and IECEx Standards. TEGAM is an established leader in temperature measurement technology and handheld accuracy. The new 92X intrinsically safe digital thermometers are the…Read more
Using Temperature Calibrators for Circuit Diagnostics
By Dan Jackson, TEGAM Thermometry Product Manager Editor's note: An updated version of this post appears here. Did you know that you can use your temperature calibrator as a diagnostic tool to troubleshoot your temperature control circuit? Your temperature calibrator, sometimes known as a process calibrator or temperature simulator, needs a combination of features to…Read more
Digital Measuring Devices and IFT 2019 – Thermometers and More for Food Industry Needs
By Dan Jackson, TEGAM Thermometry Product Manager I'm just back from the IFT (International Food Technology) Show 2019 in New Orleans this June. There were over 17,000 attendees present to see the latest innovations from global food industry suppliers, ranging from the most efficient mixers to plant-based proteins that replace animal-based proteins. The new technologies…Read more
Which Thermocouple Alloy (TYPE) Should You Use for Temperature Measurement?
Thermocouples are the most commonly used temperature sensors in the United States and the 2nd most popular sensor used in Europe. ASTM E230/E230M-17 recognizes 9 thermocouple types, and there are more. Some types are obsolete and only used in older installations, such as Types L and U, while others are newer, like “P” (Platinel II)…Read more
Concerning Digital Thermometer Accuracy
Accuracy within the realm of digital thermometers has many definitions, depending upon your point of reference. The number of significant digits The degree to which a measurement conforms to the correct value True or false A combination of systemic errors and statistical bias The resolution, or number of significant digits in the thermometer display, is…Read more
TEGAM Exhibiting at IFT 2019 in New Orleans ~ June 2 – 5, 2019
Visit Booth #2502 @ IFT for Food Safety Temperature Solutions [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="254"] TEGAM, Inc. Booth #2502[/caption] Calling all Food & Beverage Professionals: TEGAM will be at the Institute of Food Technologists Show in New Orleans next week. If you are attending, we would love to meet with you! Dan & Suzy…Read more
More About Intrinsic Safety and Industrial Digital Thermometers
TEGAM has a new eBook all about temperature measurement, digital thermometers and temperature probes and sensors. Here's an excerpt below concerning Intrinsic Safety and Intrinsically Safe Thermometers. Enjoy - there's more to come! Intrinsic safety (IS) is a protection technique for safe operation of electrical equipment in hazardous areas. This is accomplished by limiting the energy, (electrical and…Read more
Why Battery Life Matters with Digital Thermometers & Temperature Calibrators
Have you ever had to walk to another building to perform a routine thermocouple validation as part of a PMS schedule? Or driven to a field site to monitor the temperature of a bonding process? Or set-up to run a week-long heat cycle test? In my career I have done these activities, and I am…Read more
Do You Need An Intrinsically Safe Digital Thermometer?
Is there a hazardous location in your manufacturing or production facility? Many industrial locations actually do have hazardous locations within them. Intrinsic Safety is a means of preventing an explosion by designing instruments so that in any normal use or a fault condition, the instrumentation cannot produce enough energy to cause ignition or combustion of…Read more
Which Calibration Standard Should I Get? Z540-1 or ISO 17025 Calibration?
With two nationally recognized calibration standards in the industry, it can be confusing as to which one you really need for research or manufacturing/production requirements. As an end user, which calibration standard is right for you? Z540 is an American standard and it pertains only to calibration labs.…Read more
How to Calibrate a Temperature Probe
To calibrate a temperature probe, you need to know a few basic details about the temperature probe itself and a bit concerning the physics involved. The temperature probe For starters, you need to know the type of sensor in the probe. Is it a thermocouple sensor, an RTD sensor, a thermistor sensor or a solid-state…Read more
How the Times Have Changed for Thermometers and Thermocouple Temperature Calibrators!
Editor's Note: This content was sent out to our email recipients as recent eBlast information and we wanted to share it with our website visitors also. Enjoy. Accuracy Takes Time. When we look back in time, it's hard to imagine the patience that was necessary to develop an accurate thermometer. According…Read more
What Exactly is Cold Junction Compensation? How Does It Relate to the Use of Thermocouples as Temperature Sensors?
Written by Dan Jackson, TEGAM Product Manager I was recently asked, “What does Cold Junction Compensation do?” This question requires that I summarize how thermocouples work and the physics behind them. A thermocouple develops a thermoelectric voltage based upon the principle known as the Seebeck Effect. Now, what is the Seebeck Effect? In the 1800s, Thomas…Read more
Digitizing Temperature Measurement for Product Safety and Quality
TEGAM President Adam Fleder gave an interview to Process Expo recently on the importance of accurate temperature measurement and data collection in Food Safety applications. Here's a bit of the article, below: "'People don’t just want a thermometer,' TEGAM president Adam Fleder says. 'They don’t even care if they have a thermometer. What they want…Read more
How Does A Digital Thermometer Work?
How Do Digital Thermometers Work? Thermometers used to be simple. First, there was a glass tube filled with a liquid that expanded up the tube as the temperature increased. We all understood how that worked. Then came the bi-metal thermometers. They were made from a layered strip of 2 metals with different coefficients of expansion…Read more
Comparing Thermocouple Sensor Probes and RTD Sensor Probes for Temperature Applications
One of the questions often asked to TEGAM is, “Which temperature sensor should I use, an RTD probe or a Thermocouple probe?” The answer used to be easy - a thermocouple sensor for industrial use and an RTD sensor for the laboratory. Today it has all changed. Historically, an RTD element was large and fragile;…Read more
Meet With A TEAMMATE!
TEGAM is on the Road This Month for Digital Thermometry If you have been reading our blog posts and looking at our website but still aren't sure how TEGAM Handheld Temperature Measurement Instruments for industries and science can help you, meet us on the road and find out! In February, Applications Engineer Ed Sumrada will be…Read more
Scenarios: Infrared or Contact Thermometers
This post is Part 2 in a two part series regarding Contact vs. Non-Contact Thermometry and "How Infrared is Used for Temperature Measurement". Click HERE for Part 1. What is Infrared? How is Infrared Used for Temperature Measurement? Scenarios to watch out for: For all applications, remember that an infrared non-contact measurement is only a…Read more
Infrared: Non-Contact Temperature Measurement
What is Infrared? How is Infrared Used for Temperature Measurement? Infrared Thermometers use infrared energy is the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum between the red end of visible light and microwaves. Every form of matter with a temperature above absolute zero (0 K) emits infrared radiation relative to its temperature. Infrared energy is a…Read more
RTD Thermometers: Reading Temperature
Reading Temperature RTD, PRTD, PT100: What’s the Difference? Let TEGAM Explain: An RTD is a Resistance Temperature Detector. Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTD) use the physical properties of metals where the resistance changes proportionally with temperature. This change is much more linear than a thermocouple. The resistance change is defined by the composition of the…Read more
TEGAM, Inc. Awarded Five-Year Digital Thermometer Contract with US Navy
***US Navy Contracts with TEGAM, Inc.*** GENEVA, Ohio—In 2017 the US Navy requested a proposal for a Temperature Meter to fulfill the technical requirements of their SCAT 4213. While application details were not disclosed, the Navy specifications were complete and demanded a great deal in precision, accuracy, durability and price. TEGAM responded to this solicitation…Read more
TEGAM Enhances 930 Series Digital Thermometers for Food Industry Temperature Monitoring
TEGAM Enhances 930 Series Thermometers with New Firmware and Bluetooth® Communications to Aid Food Safety Compliance FOOD SAFETY TEMPERATURE MONITORING: TEGAM - global manufacturer of test, measurement and calibration instruments for science and industry - has added special firmware to its 930 Series wireless data thermometers to help food industry companies comply with food…Read more
What is a Thermocouple?
What is a Thermocouple? So, what exactly is a thermocouple? It is two wires of dissimilar metals that produce a thermoelectric voltage when the two ends are at different temperatures. There are three “families” of materials from which thermocouples are made. (See Charts Below) Some History on Thermocouples In the 1820’s Thomas Seebeck experimented with…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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 Thermometer Kit. The team at TEGAM, Inc consistently gathers feedback from customers and industry experts. We have responded by creating a complete kit that…Read more
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! At TEGAM, we…Read more
See the NEWEST Products for Temperature & Humidity Measurement
View the full line of TEGAM's Temperature & Humidity Products TEGAM's newest measurement instruments for temperature and humidity are available now! Digital thermometers like our Data Logging Thermometers, Single & Dual Channel Thermocouple Thermometers, Thermocouple Probes and software to integrate the data. We have assembled everything you need to accurately measure temperature and humidity and also…Read more
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 on Clean Temperature Data 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…Read more
When Quality Needs Clean Temperature Data (Part 2)
Can a Thermometer and a Software Development Kit Enable Integrated Quality Measurement and Real-Time Alerts? When Quality Needs Clean Temperature Data (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.…Read more
When Quality Needs Clean Temperature Data
Can a Thermometer and a Software Development Kit Enable Integrated Quality Measurement and Real-Time Alerts? When Quality Needs Clean Temperature Data (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…Read more
TEGAM, Inc Announces the 931 / 932B Datalogging Thermometers
TEGAM, Inc Announces the 931/932B Datalogging Thermometers ***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: the 931/932B Data Logging, Industrial, Digital Thermometers. For over 30 years, TEGAM’s team of engineers at the Northeast Ohio factory have consistently worked to improve the…Read more
CONTACT or INFRARED Temperature Measurement?
What is Best for Your Application? [caption id="attachment_6312" align="alignright" width="120"] Contact vs. Non-Contact Thermometers Infographic[/caption] 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…Read more
Daniel Jackson Joins TEGAM, Inc.
Dan Jackson Joins TEGAM, Inc. as the Thermometry Product Manager GENEVA, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TEGAM, Inc., a world-wide leader in the design and manufacture of test, measurement and calibration instrumentation, announces Daniel Jackson as the new Product Manager for Thermometry. Due to new product development and growth across the entire spectrum of TEGAM’s measurement and calibration product…Read more
Armed with Statistical Data Thanks to Datalogging Thermometers
After a recent office remodeling project, 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 931B datalogging thermometer and use it to diagnose the problem.…Read more
TEGAM Thermocouple Thermometers: Built to Use, Built to Last, Remarkably Accurate
The design and usability of equipment in food manufacturing, transportation, and storage scenarios is vital. When we designed the new TEGAM 900 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…Read more
Best Temperature Probes for Your Application
Which TEGAM temperature probes are the best for your application? TEGAM has created a selection guide that will help you easily identify which is the best temperature probe for your measuring application. We have a wide variety of temperature probes - including RTD probes, thermocouple probes and thermistor probes - designed to be factory-tough and…Read more
Data Logging Thermometer Giveaway at Food Safety Summit 2017
TEGAM to launch Data Logging Thermometers at Food Safety Summit 2017 TEGAM will be displaying their FSMA temperature data logger solution at the 2017 Food Safety Summit. This thermocouple thermometer features wireless technology and data collection. This technology is accurate, cost effective and integrates into almost any existing compliance program. The TEGAM 931A/932A data logger…Read more
Start Collecting and Using Temperature Readings in Five Minutes with Wireless Data Logger Thermometers
TEGAM's Wireless Data Logger Thermometers 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…Read more
Measure, Monitor, Document with Data Logger Thermometers
Controlling Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination Through Effective Time/Temperature Process Controls such as Data Logger Thermometers 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…Read more
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 - Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls - coming from the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) - may look quite similar to HACCP.…Read more
The Food Safety Modernization Act: It’s Time to Shift to a Proactive Stance in Your Food Manufacturing Facility
The Origins of Food Safety Are Out of This World The principles of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) originated in the NASA space program. NASA wanted food that wouldn’t crumble and affect control systems and would be safe for astronaut consumption. They already mandated the use of Critical Control Points (CCPs) in their…Read more
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.…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
TEGAM’s New 900 Series Bluetooth® Hand-Held Data Logger Thermometers Allow Managers to Remotely Monitor Critical Data Logs
HACCP and HARPC Data Collection Challenges Addressed by New Digital Thermometers GENEVA, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TEGAM, Inc., a leading supplier of digital hand held thermometers for 30 years, is introducing a new series of industrial, data logging thermocouple thermometers to assist food manufacturers in meeting the requirements of the FSMA. “TEGAM constantly strives to provide current and…Read more
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…Read more
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,…Read more
Letting Go of the Old Paper-Based Food Temperature Record-Keeping Method, with Data Logger Thermometers
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.…Read more
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 featuring TEGAM's data logger thermometers are now available to help manufacturers meet requirements while working to limit and prevent foodborne illness outbreaks. Here are some tips…Read more
New TEGAM Bluetooth® Hand-Held Datalogging Thermometers Aid Food Manufacturers in Preventing Foodborne Illness
New 900 Datalogging Thermometer Series Sets New Performance Standards for Accuracy, Convenience and Wireless Ease of Use September 13, 2016 12:14 PM Eastern Daylight Time GENEVA, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TEGAM, Inc., a leading supplier of digital hand held thermometers for 30 years, is introducing a new series of industrial thermocouple thermometers to aid food manufacturers in preventing…Read more
Preventing Foodborne Illness: The Farm-to-Fork Focus of the FSMA
Adam Fleder President, TEGAM, Inc. Preventing Foodborne Illness: The Farm-to-Fork Focus of the FSMA What are the costs of foodborne illnesses? A recent Fortune.com article placed the annual cost of medical treatment, lost productivity, and illness-related mortality for affected consumers at $55.5 billion.(1) The industry takes a hit as well to the tune of $7…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
TEGAM Awarded Patent for Advanced Thermistor Design
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Adam Fleder 440-466-6100 firstname.lastname@example.org New design promises higher accuracy at frequencies up to 70 GHZ, while at the same time making the sensors easier to build TEGAM, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative RF power measurements, was recently awarded Patent No. 8,558,556, “Planar-axial thermistor for bolometry.” This patent describes a novel…Read more