Three reasons to measure Potato Temperatures
Potato Temperature Spikes
For quick and accurate temperature measurement in individual tubers
Two accuracy ranges available: +/- 0.3°C or +/- 1°C
Stainless steel probe – with thermistor sensor
Data hold function – to retain displayed value
High contrast LCD display – with function indicators
Waterproof polycarbonate case – with membrane keypad
Single-Sensor Temperature Packages
Portable Measurement Package
For temperature measurement in bulk or box stored potatoes. A simple and inexpensive way to measure crop temperature and conform to quality assurance schemes. Comes with either a 600mm, 1.5m or 2m fast response stainless steel sensor with T-bar handle.
Static Measurement Package
MiniTemp Blue Bluetooth crop temperature monitor and data logger with iOS/Android App and rigid, PVC temperature sensor in either 2m or 3m lengths. Ideal for For temperature measurement in bulk or box stored potatoes.
Multi-Sensor Temperature Packages
Potato Store Monitoring Package
For a simple potato box or bulk store multi-sensor monitoring system. Sensors can be any length, up to c.50m. Monitor and sensor selector can be conveniently located at ground level. See the specifications section below for package options.
Fast monitoring– and ensures readings are always from the same part of the box or store
Saves time – allowing faster decisions about store management
Simple, convenient and inexpensive – allows flexibility in store monitoring design
How does the Multi-Sensor Selector work?
The Multi-Sensor Selector is a junction box capable of having up to 12 crop temperature sensors plugged into it. It is supplied with a lead to connect it to a MiniTemp monitor or a Martin Lishman Temperature Differential Controller . A rotary selector connects each crop sensor in turn to the MiniTemp which displays the sensor temperature reading.
Multi-sensor monitoring packages are available including the Multi-Sensor Selector and up to 12 flexible temperature sensors of varying lengths.
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Barn Owl Wireless is a modular multi-sensor monitoring and automatic ventilation control system. The flexibility of the system makes it ideally suited to potato store monitoring in all sizes and types of store.
How Barn Owl Wireless works
Wireless radio transmitters are attached to flexible crop sensors in boxed or bulk stored potatoes. Temperature data is transmitted by SIM card to the internet and can be accessed from any location. Automatic fan controllers give independent control of each ventilating fan using a range of programmes, providing significant energy cost savings.
Barn Owl Wireless step by step
1. Temperature data in the potato store is sent to the gateway
2. Data is sent to the cloud via the GSM network
3. Data on the webpage is accessed via the Internet
4. Fan controls are selected on the webpage
5. Fan controls are sent to the gateway
6. Fan controls are sent to fan controllers to turn on/off extraction fans