Industries: Transportation and Distribution

Cold Chain Monitoring

Improper temperature control is a key reason why food and other perishable cargo are wasted in the supply chain. Smart transportation companies understand the value of reliable cold chain monitoring and delivering properly cooled food and pharmaceuticals to customers.

As a leader in the global refrigerated transportation market, some of the biggest companies trust ORBCOMM for complete end-to-end solutions for two-way wireless tracking and monitoring of reefers, containers and other assets involved in the cold chain—whether on land, rail or sea.

So whether you are responsible for a reefer fleet, own refrigerated rail or sea containers, or operate multi-temperature, multi-zone trailers, ORBCOMM’s cold chain monitoring solutions provide complete control to protect refrigerated cargo and optimize utilization.

Monitor Cold Chain Operations for Increased Profitability

  • Ensure cargo temperature stays within the acceptable range and use sensors to alert if any sudden changes occur.
  • Minimize temperature-related load rejections, reduce costly spoilage claims, cut redelivery costs and use “lockdown” mode to help prevent cargo theft.
  • Provide critical reports to determine location, reduce dwell times and optimize reefer performance.

Reduce Fuel Consumption and Fleet Operating Costs

  • Read data from fuel sensors and send alarms in the event of rapid fuel loss or theft. Detect and resolve improper fuel invoicing, and eliminate unnecessary continuous run usage.
  • Track engine hours and mileage to decrease engine maintenance, tire replacement costs, and to extend trailer lifetime and warranty periods.
  • Enable advanced vehicle management for increased productivity and decreased operating and maintenance costs.

Improve the Safety of Food and Pharmaceutical Transport

  • Use standalone temperature recorders for reliable temperature reports that can be printed on-demand upon delivery.
  • Send, save, archive and analyze transport data via Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC).
  • Keep a historic record of reefer temperature readings, and exchange temperature control information for the entire duration of journeys.

Enhance Regulatory Compliance

  • Automate compliance with the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and other food safety regulations.
  • Comply with stringent pharmaceutical transport requirements, such as the Good Distribution Practice (European Directive 92/25/EEC).
  • Leverage devices from a manufacturer validated for Good Automated Manufacturing Practice (GAMP5) compliance.

Track Gensets for Fuel, Location and Operating Status

  • Genset tracking and management from point of origin to destination.
  • Monitor alarms that indicate unplanned genset shut-downs, low fuel and other critical conditions.
  • Reduce the number of manual inspections required to verify whether gensets are working.

Integrate Easily Into Dispatch Systems

  • Use top dispatch systems (McLeod, TMW Systems, PeopleNet) as the main interface for a centralized view of asset location, temperature/sensor readings and alarm events.
  • Send commands from dispatch systems such as reefer unit on/off, change temperature set points, poll trailer location and more.

Cold Chain Monitoring

PT 6000: Two-Way Reefer Monitoring and Control

The PT 6000 is a two-way reefer monitoring and control device that provides comprehensive temperature, fuel management, maintenance, and logistical applications services for temperature-controlled cargo. The solution provides visibility, control and decision rules to transportation companies worldwide, providing maximum compliance, efficiency and return on investment.

Related Products:

Euroscan X3 Temperature Recorder
The Euroscan X3 temperature recorder includes a new design and new features including extended memory capacity, an accelerometer and easy data transmission via Bluetooth to the EuroTool service software. Together with the Coldchainview web application, the X3 provides unprecedented real-time monitoring and management for both products and temperature-controlled assets within the cold chain. The X3 has been designed and validated to conform to GAMP 5 and fulfills highest requirements of the pharmaceutical industry.

Euroscan X3 Temperature Recorder

Euroscan MX2 Transport Refrigeration Monitoring System
Euroscan’s ruggedized MX2 is a HACCP-compliant device that provides complete visibility, quality control and tracking for the refrigerated transport market. This global solution provides comprehensive temperature monitoring, fuel management, maintenance, and remote control functionality for refrigerated assets, enabling customers to lower operational costs, improve efficiency, maximize regulatory compliance and enhance customer satisfaction.

Euroscan MX2 Temperature Recorder

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Cold Chain Monitoring

ORBCOMM’s ReeferTrak provides advanced data reporting and analytics capabilities to increase in-transit visibility of refrigerated trailers and containers while increasing efficiency and ensuring regulatory compliance. This translates into significant fuel savings, optimized temperature settings and increased responsiveness and customer satisfaction - which contributes directly to your bottom line.

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Related Applications

Temperature monitoring is one of the most important tasks during transport of pharmaceutical products, food or live animals. Coldchainview provides a secure and reliable opportunity to monitor your vehicles.

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“By utilizing ORBCOMM’s state-of-the-art telematics solution, we can ensure the on-time delivery and product integrity of our customers’ temperature-controlled products – from fresh produce to frozen products to pharmaceuticals.”

Steve Phillips, Senior Vice President of Equipment Resources, Werner Enterprises, Inc.

Cold Chain Monitoring Resources

Reefer Container Operator Stays a Step Ahead

How a container services provider uses real-time IoT monitoring to improve cold chain asset visibility, control and customer service.

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How Decker Reduced Reefer Run Hours by 45%

Decker Truck Line has seen dramatic cost savings thanks to two key capabilities of their reefer management solution...

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4 Ways to Reduce Reefer Fuel Costs

Reports on fuel usage, refuel events and geofences all combine to enable cost savings through optimization.

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Is Your Fleet FSMA Ready?

Visit the new FSMA-Ready.com to download new checklists and resources including the Simplified Guide to FSMA: What Food Transporters Need to Know.

FSMA Resources