Monday 24th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Cool telematics system

M-Motion has developed an open interface, track and trace system for temperature-sensitive medicines and chilled products, which can be integrated into existing on-board vehicle telematics systems or used as a stand-alone system.

The Telemotion system communicates wirelessly and in real-time, linking time and location with temperature data, to a secure web site or integrated direct to the office-based computer system. It also triggers in-cab alarms if the consignment temperature rises or falls outside set parameters.

M-Motion is the company that developed the telemetry behind hooklift weighing systems in the waste industry. It has its head office in the UK and development facilities in Finland.

The system consists of a one-cable temperature sensor bus with up to ten internal and two external temperature sensors. It can be installed quickly and easily, either factory built or retro-fit, without any fuss over cables, no wireless sensors nor battery changes.

“Full history tracking of a consignment is becoming increasingly important, said Seppo Häkkinen, managing director of M-Motion. “People do not want to deal with portable data loggers or watch monitors all the time, but they do want to know when something is about to go wrong, and have the ability to verify the facts when authorities and customers question the integrity of the transport operation.

Information provided by Telemotion includes the identity of the vehicle hauling the load, and the driver; when it was picked up and when it was dispatched; which designated route was used, and any variations from that route; and exactly where, for how long and at what temperature the cargo experienced during its journey.