June Newsletter 2012 - Weather Monitoring in the Tanami Desert and the Shocking Nature of Transport
|June Newsletter 2012 - Weather Monitoring in the Tanami Desert and the Shocking Nature of
With the end of financial year approaching business kicks into over-drive, there are last
minute quotes to be done, orders placed and purchase orders raised. Now is the time to cosy up to one of our
Customer Service Personnel and let them know just what you need and when you need it. They will make sure all
orders are processed best for your accounting purposes. Remember it is a policy at Instrument Choice to grant
automatic 30-day accounts for official purchase orders from all government departments, councils, schools and
universities, a red tape free path to quality instrumentation and service.
There is a lot happening around the Instrument Choice office in June, we welcome Tim Trainor back from his
overseas holiday, it sounds like he had a wonderful time, you can ask him about it yourself next time you
It is official that we are now finalists in the Telstra Business Awards, we are very excited and await the
awards presentation in July to find out if we win! We will keep you posted later in July.
Remember; if you have any questions regarding tests you need to conduct or specific instrumentation please
give us a call.
Until next month...
|Desert Weather Watching in the Tanami|
|Sometimes our customers need help putting together a full system incorporating a few
different bits and pieces. One example is a customer at a mine in the Tanami who needed to record
weather conditions on a remote site with no power or base camp setup. |
We provided an easy to setup system using the following parts to build a stand alone
IC6322AU - Vantage Pro II Wireless Integrated Sensor Suite
IC6316AU - Wireless Weather Envoy
IC6510USB - USB Data Logger with Weatherlink Software
IC7716 - Tripod
IC7728 - Weatherproof Multipurpose Enclosure
IC6610 - Solar Power Kit Wireless Vantage Pro
This setup ensured that they were able to get the system built quickly on location and recording straight
away. They started recording temperature, humidity, wind speed/direction, barometric pressure and rainfall
and then came back every week to download the data.
If you need advice on putting together parts to suit your needs let us know.
|The Shocking Nature of Transporting Sensitive Cargo|
|Every day sensitive cargo is shipped around the Australia and the
world that needs to be treated with care in every part of the supply chain. One of our many
customers, a large Australian Food Manufacturer identified that their product was getting damaged
before making it to the shops and they needed to know why. |
They needed to know how the cargo was treated, where it went and if the driver was driving with
The customer contacted us and when we examined their needs, the best option was a combination of a
shock logger and a
GPS logger. This allowed them to take measurements of specific shock events and also cross
reference with where the driver has been.
ULTRASHOCK-5-EB - Temperature, Humidity, Pressure and +-5g Tri-Axial Shock
The Ultrashock is specifically designed for documenting dynamic environments such as moving vehicles, trucks,
containers, ships etc.
TrackStickPro - GPS Fixed Data Logger
The TrackstickPro is the perfect solution for companies and individuals looking for a way to record and
validate vehicle, shipping, or trucking routes.
The shock logger is loaded in with the produce, the GPS logger is attached to the truck and set to start
recording when the cargo leaves their store. On the cargos receiver end the loggers are collected, downloaded
and any proof of mishandling can be found.
Our loggers revealed that on some trips, the drivers were stopping too quick and the load was not secure
enough to handle the driving conditions. Changes have now been made to the shipping process and tests are
underway to see the improvements.