Nowadays, most businesses associated with commercial refrigeration, such as food service facilities, dairy stores, food warehouses, and restaurants are facing a vitally critical need to monitor temperatures in real-time.
Baglioni’s main challenge was to cut down costs of scheduled maintenance and to remotely monitor and manage the refrigeration systems. Additional requirements were to measure and control the energy consumption of their products, to improve the efficiency of their systems, and to enhance their capabilities for preserving and maximizing the quality of the stored food in compliance with HACCP.
The Zerynth team provided Baglioni with Wi-Ref, an IoT-enabled solution designed for real-time refrigeration monitoring. Wi-Ref monitors parameters like temperature and humidity, and alerts the system if the values are too low or too high. This solution keeps perishable goods fresh and safe. Wi-Ref is also capable of monitoring and controlling both legacy and modern industrial refrigeration systems.
It is built using an industrial-grade control unit and the Zerynth IoT module (ZM1) connected directly to the cloud through the Zerynth Device Manager. Wi-Ref is easy to install on existing industrial environments without invasive interventions or component replacement.
Baglioni has successfully expanded their business offer by providing their customers with an IoT-enabled solution capable of recording and monitoring industrial refrigeration systems.
In only 6 months, Zerynth implemented Wi-Ref and experienced a 60% increase in the installation of temperature monitoring systems and a 20% decrease in system downtime.
Wi-Ref automates the recording and reporting of fridge temperature processes completely without any manual activity, boosts efficiency thanks to predictive maintenance and failure notifications, and automatically generates reports to comply with food management norms and regulations.