5 Ways a Data Logger Will Save You Money

Labor-Saving Management through Automated Measuring


  1. Reduce your labor costs instantly — First consider that a technician often has to take on the added responsibility to manually collect readings, generating significant labor costs to employers that add up faster than you’d expect. Just over the course of a year, an typical technician paid $25/hr who has to spend a full 20 minutes per measurement to walk around collecting data, taking measurements 4x every day, 5x a week, surprisingly costs the employer a full $8000 a year, not even accounting for the loss of productivity that could easily have been spent on other duties by letting a data  logger single-handedly do all the work automatically.
  2. Eliminate time wasters like data entry — Whether manual readings are written on clipboards, stored in disorganized files, typed into Excel or entered into a database, needing to permanently capture the data for analysis and record keeping is a major time drain and waste of labor. Avoid these hidden costs entirely with a data logger that instantly saves the data for you, often in convenient CSV format!
  3. Take advantage of a MUCH higher measurement accuracy — Even the most basic data logger is much more accurate than a worker taking manual recordings from a gauge or thermometer, which are often inaccurate and/or difficult to read, i.e. does the meter read at 50 or 52? In contrast, data loggers are sensitive to even minute changes in the readings, which are often your only clues to oncoming problems. For example, mercury thermometers are still used in many hospitals but are very slow to respond to temperature fluctuations…due to this long delay, they’ll read at 6 degrees due to lag, but in the meantime a refrigerator temperature can be actually fluctuating between 2-10 degrees due to an imminent compressor failure! Instead of just theoretically monitoring your inventory, use a data logger that instantly and accurately captures that data, often in real-time.
  4. Protect your investment with automated monitoring — Face it, it’s impossible to have already-busy workers monitoring equipment or supplies all day. Changes in temperature, humidity and other values can happen at any moment, so it’s no help when a technician isn’t scheduled to come in for another 4 hours or forgets to make their rounds. Rather than suffer delays in spotting rapidly-developing trends, companies can simply install data loggers which have a higher time resolution than the most frequent manual checking and provide automatic coverage 24/7 to immediately detect and report these potentially dangerous developments.
  5. Receive immediate warnings via sophisticated alarms — Data loggers support advanced alarming and reporting capabilities using emails, SMS text messages, and even voice warnings over the phone. These vital communications features save many businesses and organizations thousands of dollars simply by preventing disastrous losses of products, samples, or equipment downtime. Likewise, data loggers support critical documentation and archiving capabilities to prove regulatory compliance with standards including 21-CFR part 11, ensuring protection from liability or loss of reputation.

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