If you’re involved with a cold chain, it might be difficult to choose what kind of temperature monitoring system you need to use. Which solution works best for the type of goods you’re shipping, and the length of their journey? What product should you recommend to your suppliers?

The truth is, choosing the right temperature recorder is more about the type of company you have than the type of goods you are shipping.

Advantages of single-use temperature recorders

Unless you are working with a very large company, single-use recorders have many advantages. They are cost-effective, and greatly simplify headache-inducing temperature recorder logistics. Since they are single-use, you also don’t have to worry about replacing them if they are damaged or broken.

If you decide a single-use recorder is right for you, be sure to check out our different options, including our Lightning NFC recorder. These recorders are smart-compatible, so you can download data from them to your NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet. They combine the best technology available with the convenience of disposable products, allowing for easier temperature monitoring, chart viewing, and data archiving.

What about reusable recorders?

If you are working with a fleet of delivery trucks, a reusable recorder might be the better choice. This is especially true if you are carrying products subject to FSMA regulations, or products that need constant, real-time monitoring. If this is the case for you, you might want to consider our advanced Streamer device, a turnkey system that monitors not only temperature, but also door status, humidity levels, and location.

What about strip chart recorders?

At Cargo Data, we personally don’t recommend using strip chart recorders. The technology is not as accurate, and they’re also a hassle to use. These days, electronic devices are cost effective enough to completely justify their use.

If you’d like more advice on which temperature recorder to use, feel free to call us for a free consultation. We can be reached at (800) 338-8134.