Preventing Loss of Produce
Consumers today have extremely high expectations when it comes to produce. Even the smallest defect can cause them to look the other way. Thousands of pounds of produce are thrown out everyday due to unacceptable conditions. Much of this loss can be prevented if produce is kept at a consistent temperature through shipping and storage.
A significant amount of the produce that arrives at grocery stores never even makes it to the shelf. Grocery store personnel must search through stacks of produce and dispose of anything that might not be chosen by their customers.
Avoiding Temperature Changes
Companies responsible for transporting produce must take care not to allow it to spoil due to temperature changes. When shipping produce across the country, truck trailers can become extremely hot, especially during the summer. Excessive heat can cause sensitive produce to wilt and rot. It can also encourage the growth of harmful bacteria. If humidity levels are high, mold can grow on produce, quickly spreading through inventory.
It’s crucial that produce is kept at a consistent temperature. Mint Controls’ solution includes a variety of sensors designed to track the temperature and humidity of cold storage areas. Any fluctuations are detected in real-time and alerts are sent immediately to notify users of a problem.
Monitoring Cold Storage Equipment Health
Our solution monitors refrigeration equipment health. Sensors track motor vibrations and maintenance issues. Our system tracks the amount of time needed between regular services. This helps ensure produce is not lost due to equipment failure or malfunction.
Our solution helps reduce loss and increase profitability. RFID tags track the age and location of inventory in storage. This allows providers to locate and send produce before it is able to expire.
Smart Solutions Prevent Loss and Increase Profitability
Mint Controls’ solution provides reliable tracking from source to consumer. Connection to the IoT enables users to quickly and easily locate inventory, track shipments, and monitor the temperature, humidity, and health of cold storage units and tractor-trailers. Relevant information can be viewed at any time, from any location in the world. All that is needed is a cell phone, tablet, or laptop.
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