Since the coronavirus pandemic took hold there has been a dramatic explosion of e-commerce sales and a sharp increase in the number of online retailers, but how can these outlets keep track of the integrity of goods when transporting from one distribution centre to another location?
Conditions during the journey are hugely important – and just what award-winning Hanwell Solutions is addressing with the relaunch of an enhanced version of iSense, an innovative self-contained transmitter which facilitates remote monitoring using a wide range of parameters via wireless 3G mobile technology.
One of the biggest challenges for companies that are really committed to the integrity of their supply chains is obtaining real-time information on the environmental conditions of their products whilst on the move. Hanwell’s pioneering iSense unit provides total visibility of an operation as well as compliance data – ultimately helping to reduce the amount of product lost from temperature damage.
It’s not only the temperature and humidity in trucks that iSense can measure, it can also remotely access locations that previously seemed inaccessible, including buildings, machinery and infrastructure. A number of different sensors can be attached in order to monitor energy, pressure, structural stress and many more.
Sending alerts to mobile devices, laptops or PCs if parameters are breached, iSense monitors a huge variety of conditions, from the state of a fridge or freezer containing life-saving drugs and vaccines stored in a hospital, or pressure levels of a hazardous liquid in an oil tanker, to the shock and vibration affecting a bridge, as well as keeping check on the energy consumption of a school.
Linked to Hanwell’s EMS, iSense transmits comprehensive analysis and historical data via 3G mobile technology to a central database for immediate viewing, recording and assessment. This prevents the need for staff to travel to remote locations for readings, saving on time and money, and with the added bonus of real-time data, rather than retrospective results given by data loggers. The range has been designed to comply with the RoHS and WEEE EU directives and carries the CE mark.
Among iSense’s many features are 3G mobile technology, non-intrusive design, easy installation and up to five-year battery life which all come as standard. Each iSense unit has durable hardware for harsh conditions or remote storage monitoring and the most accurate sensors on the market.
Derek Richardson, Hanwell’s International Sales Director, explained: “With the recent massive growth in internet sales and thus a surge in transportation of goods across and beyond the UK, it’s become ore important than ever that companies can closely monitor the integrity of their shipments or freight, wherever they’re headed. Data loggers are fine for retrospective monitoring but, as well as its multitude of other features, a solution like iSense gives an instant notification in the event of a breach even if you’re not on site, allowing for immediate investigation and, if possible, rectification.
“Our engineers have really pushed the boat out with this latest upgrade. At Hanwell we pride ourselves on being ahead of the curve with class-leading technology and peerless solutions for practically any market sector. There’s no doubt that the new improved iSense will help us continue to uphold that reputation for years to come.”