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IoT transforms warehouse monitoring


16 Dec, 2016 09:00 am

A US-based logistics firm has launched a state-of-the-art network of connected sensors monitoring food storage facilities revealing how the IoT is set to transform the industrial sector.


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Lineage Logistics, which handles around 25% of the US's third-party cold food chain, has a vast network of 111 warehouses spread over 26 states, has developed a sophisticated network of 1,500 wireless sensors monitoring refrigerated containers.

The sensors then transmit data to a cloud network in order to allow conditions to be monitored centrally. That data is mapped and analysed in order to offer improvements for how Lineage manages its foods storage locations.

The cloud-connected sensors also monitor vibration levels of Lineage's refrigeration systems and allow the company to more granularly manage its food storage units. This process serve as an early warning for possible system failures that have yet to occur.

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