More transparency in the supply chain - transport monitoring with ASPION data loggers
Sensors for shock, temperature and humidity provide more transparency, safety and quality control
When shipping goods and merchandise, a falling crate can quickly have costly consequences. Unintentional shocks or vibrations too often lead to damage to the goods being transported. Good if you have taken out transport insurance in such cases. However, this only applies if the damage incurred can be proven accordingly.
The ASPION G-Log shock sensor makes this complete and safe recording of transport events possible. The cost-effective data logger records discreetly and permanently critical transport events - from falls to vibrations to noticeable temperature or humidity fluctuations.
The advantages at a glance
Three variants for flexible use
The data logger is available in the standard version ASPION G-Log, a waterproof version "Waterproof" and in the new generation ASPION G-Log 2 with additional humidity sensor. All ASPION G-Log shock sensors can be discreetly and inconspicuously attached to all goods thanks to their ultra-compact, small housing. The ASPION G-Log Waterproof Shock Sensor is splash-proof and dustproof. This data logger is IP65 rated and easily withstands harsh environmental conditions. New is the ASPION G-Log 2 with shock and climate data recording as well as NFC and Bluetooth communication.
How it works
The handling of the shock sensors is designed for maximum user-friendliness. The sensors are initialized with individual threshold values and - if required - activated time-controlled before they are attached to the transported goods. During transport, all events outside the tolerance range are recorded. The stored data can be read out wirelessly via Smartphone App at any time and sent by e-mail for evaluation. Alternatively, the sensor can be read out using the included PC software with USB card reader and then be analyzed.
Cloud based service ASPION G-Log Premium
With the software service G-Log Premium, a function extension for the G-Log data loggers is now available. The cloud-based software service enables the fully automated transmission of recorded events as well as the current GPS position of the transported goods and merchandise to a cloud memory using a smartphone app. In the cloud, the data is processed additively and is available for further analyses and for tracking transport sections. Due to the almost unlimited storage space in the cloud, even extensive transport data can be processed and evaluated without additional costs for hardware and infrastructure.
Transport monitoring in a nutshell
Protocolling shocks and climate data
Expressive user-friendliness for satisfied customers
The basis for the development of shock sensors and software services is always the pronounced user-friendliness. The sensors can be operated safely even by untrained persons after a short briefing and convince by their high, flexible and individual adaptability to all needs in industry and transportation.
After extensive testing, we recently started using the Aspion G-Log 2 sensor to monitor the global transport of our circuit breakers. The data logger has the ability to select the transport class 2M4 to 2M6 according to IEC 60721-3-2 Ed. 3.0 standard. If thresholds within a transport class are exceeded, these events are recorded and marked in red. This has the great advantage that it can be quickly recognized whether the standard has been complied with or not.
Heike Steigert, Test Field Engineer Mechanics and Prototypes
Siemens Energy Global GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin
"The problem with our instrument transformers is that damage that occurs during transport is not immediately apparent. For us it is more than important to know exactly when a critical event occurred. Both the measurement data from our laboratory and the price for the G-Log sensor from ASPION convinced us quite quickly."
Manuel Hollet, Shipping Manager
Trench Germany GmbH
"We use the shock sensors to monitor the transport of our high-quality pharmaceutical packaging machines and to track transport or loading damage. The shock sensors have proven themselves right from the start and provide us with very good service in the argumentation of damage to insurance companies or customers."
Rolf Geiger, Head of Export & Shipping
Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG
"For the monitoring of a machine transport to Russia we successfully used the ASPION shock sensors. With the Smartphone App our technician was able to read the data at the destination and make an initial diagnosis. Due to its simple handling and robustness, we will continue to expand the system."
Helmut Sobotta, Head of Quality & Martin Ruess, Head of Shipping
Gebr. Heller Maschinenfabrik GmbH, Nürtingen
"We import photovoltaic panels from Asia. Our experience with transport damage and the unpleasant disputes have led us to organise the complete transport ourselves. The G-Log 2 shock and climate data loggers from Aspion were used from the very beginning. The high quality and level of detail of the recorded data has significantly strengthened our negotiating position with the insurance companies. The days are over when transport parties blamed each other."
Alexander Marxreiter, Managing Director
"For over 25 years, we have been supplying customers with our machines and systems, which are characterised by quality, availability and delivery speed. With the use of the small and compact ASPION G-Log 2, we track our complete solutions in terms of shock, humidity and temperature.This enables us to detect damaging environmental conditions at an early stage. In this way, we rule out possible malfunctions."
Enrico Dornack, Purchasing Department
"In the field of heavy goods packaging as well as for products that are very sensitive to packaging, we rely on complete documentation of the loads during the logistics chain. Here we appreciate the ASPION data logger's simple and individual adjustability as well as the multitude of readout options. Especially the mobile readout via Smartphone provides for enormous transparency and inspires our customers from the special machine construction again and again anew."
Peter Hoffmann-Pichler, Managing Director
IVH Industrieverpackung Heidenheim GmbH
"The ASPION G-Log Manager software and the associated smartphone app for controlling the shock sensors are characterized above all by user-friendliness, flexibility and a sophisticated, smart design. We are also pleased to award seal holders that produce internationally oriented products."
Martin Hubschneider, Vice President BITMi
Bundesverband IT Mittelstand e.V.