17 January Condition Monitoring During Cheese Ripening January 17, 2020 By Gina Wurms agriculture, retail |Bluetooth Low Energy|, |server based|, |temperature|, |humidity| 0 A condition monitoring system ensures optimal environmental conditions for cheese ripening. At a glance monitoring of humidity and temperature automatic notification in case of deviation from target values Problem Definition For each type of cheese there are certain conditions (temperature, humidity) that must be met in order for the cheese to mature optimally. When the environmental conditions deviate, the maturing time can be prolonged, or the quality of the final product can be reduced. In the worst case, the cheese is no longer saleable. Solution To ensure an optimal maturing process and a high quality of the final products, a condition monitoring system can be implemented. Humidity and temperature in the ripening room are continuously measured by sensor beacons. As soon as the system registers that the measured values deviate from the target values, a message is automatically sent to the responsible personnel. In this way, employees can promptly take countermeasures to ensure that the ripening process is not disturbed. Technical Implementation In the ripening room, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons are attached to the shelves at regular intervals. In addition, a small number of infsoft Locator Nodes is installed (depending on room size). The beacons are equipped with sensor functions, measure the relative humidity and temperature in the environment and send the scan data to a Locator Node. From there, the data is transmitted to the infsoft LocAware platform®, where it is intelligently processed and made available via web services. In the infsoft Automation Engine, the status information is linked to conditions so that actions such as notification of employees can be triggered automatically in the event of deviations from target values. Use Case PDF for Download Get the white paper for free Great introduction to the topic of indoor positioning Download Related Articles Condition Monitoring in Archive Rooms This use case by infsoft describes how a condition monitoring system ensures the long-term preservation of sensitive documents in archive rooms. Read More Monitoring of Environmental Conditions in Pharmaceutical Storage A real-time tracking and condition monitoring system makes it easy to maintain appropriate temperature conditions when storing pharmaceutical products. Read More Condition-Capturing Sensor Functions in Office Buildings Condition monitoring sensor enable the adaptation of climate control and lighting control to the actual room use in an office building. Read More Monitoring of Stable Climate in Animal Husbandry This use case by infsoft describes how a condition monitoring solution ensures maintenance of an optimal climate in animal barns. Read More Livestock Monitoring and Management System This use case describes the implementation of an animal tracking system in order to give farmers the ability to trace the animals’ activity levels, health, and feeding status. Read More Patient Monitoring and Tracking in Hospitals With the help of an Indoor Positioning System (IPS) a complete monitoring of the vital signs of a patient without data loss and additional set-up times can be guaranteed. This increases safety and ensures better patient and staff satisfaction. Read More Comments are closed.