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Published on Jan. 11, 2021

How to use the digital temperature recorder

As delivering first quality day-old chicks is at the core of our day-to-day business, we aim to safeguard Chick Quality from the moment they leave the hatchery until they arrive at the brooding barn. To monitor the quality of transportation we add a digital temperature recorder with every batch of day-old chick deliveries.

Tracing back transport conditions

Hendrix Genetics Layers has improved the device for collecting data of temperature during transport. The digital temperature recorder: TempTale Direct USB will be used. Because of biosecurity reasons this is a single use recorder. The accuracy is improved and it will be easy to store the information on a computer. In this way we will have improved feedback of the conditions during transport.

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STEP 1 – Location of the Temperature Recorder

You can find the temperature recorder in the box with the sticker as indication “TEMPERATURE RECORDER” on the box.

STEP 2 – Information point in the output

Remove the Temperature recorder from the box. Press and hold the green Start button for three seconds to register the arrival time at the barn which can be found as a small arrow in the graph. The temperature recorder is still recording and you can leave the Recorder with the chicks in the barn to check temperatures further after arrival. Recording will automatically stop approx. 5 days after it was started in the hatchery.

STEP 3 – Stop Temperature Recorder

To stop the temperature recorder, press and hold the red Stop button for three seconds. An octagon will be visible in the upper right hand corner indicating the monitor was stopped.

STEP 4 – Download data Temperature Recorder

At the top of the temperature recorder you will see the USB connecter. Connect the USB from the Temperature recorder on the USB connecter form your laptop/pc. After approximately 10 seconds, the data (PDF and TTX file) will pop up automatically. The PDF is for your information and the TTX file is for use of Hendrix Genetics Layers. You can save both files on your computer.

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STEP 5 – Email TTX file to Internal Sales

Send an email to Internal Sales department. Attach both files, but especially the “TTX file” to the email. Internal Sales is storing the data in a database so we can use it for further analyses. You can also send the complete temperature recorder by regular post to the internal sales department.

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