The period between harvest and the point where produce reaches a safe storage temperature, produce quality can deteriorate rapidly through water loss or spoilage, which affects the appearance and firmness of produce. Pre-cooling processes, which refers to the rapid removal of field heat shortly after the harvesting of a crop, are utilized to shorten the duration of this period.
Xsense® has a software module designed to manage and optimize the operation of pre-coolers. HiTag™ sensors are placed within the pre-cooler stores (or space), and in or on pallets. Cooling cycles can be programmed in the module and users will be alerted to intermediate and termination events.
Monitor cold storage
Once the produce has been cooled to approximately the temperature of the coolers, maintaining appropriate temperature and humidity levels is critical to achieving a long storage life.
Xsense® HiTag™ dataloggers can be placed around storage areas in order to monitor hot and cold spots, including in sealed areas. HiTags™ may be placed in amongst the produce, such as inside pallets, to be alert to warm produce and potential chilling injuries from temperatures becoming too low.
With Xsense® one can have:
- Sensors mounted in cold stores, CA rooms, , evaporators, , and hollows prone to frost, at room locations, and on pallets.
- Effective management of hot and cold spots
- Remote monitoring of sealed controlled-atmosphere storage
Early warning of refrigeration failure and frost risk.