Prevent waste with Somsix sensors and smart monitoring

Posted on 20 September 2022

Keeping an eye on what is happening inside a bag after it's been filled is crucial to the success of Modified Atmosphere, but it also prevents waste and adds to sustainability. But with Modified Atmosphere being what it is (a closed environment) it is hard to track the state of the atmosphere without damaging it. That’s why we developed in close cooperation with Somsix smart sensors for non-invasive monitoring. Let’s look at some of the solutions we offer. 

The challenge: keep the oxygen levels inside the Big Bag below 1% at all times, and monitor this frequently – which is impossible when opening the bag.

The solution: non-invasive sensors that measure every 6 hours and send data to an easy-to-use dashboard.

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Somsix Sensors and Monitoring categories

MA Sensors for FIBCs

We created patented applied sensors for remote monitoring of oxygen, temperature and humidity. They enable you to have 100% control of your bags, even remotely, helping you to prevent waste and be in charge of your supply chain.

All of your FIBCs are equipped with patented sensor caps that constantly measure and monitor their status. LoRa gateways guarantee safe and accurate data transfer from all bags to your screen.

Your options:

Universal Sensors

Our universal sensor collects a wide range of data and can be used for almost any kind of packaging. They are customizable to your needs, to deliver you the most accurate tracking and data. We can tailor it to fit specific types of packaging. Last but not least, the LoRa gateways and complementary port allows for both remote data and accurate analysis 

Basic manual probes

We always recommend using remote sensors to gain 100% control of packaging and prevent waste. We understand, though, that some basic manual measurement may be necessary to get started. That's why we also offer basic manual measurement probes.

They come with robust and easy-to-use buttons and features to make it easy to get your readings. You'll be able to collect basic data on oxygen, temperature and humidity.

Extra safe: Certificates for added safety and value

An additional feature of the Somsix Sensors is that they enable you to easily create certificates. These will provide information to handlers throughout their journey, so they can handle the products in the best way possible.

You can do this by creating departure and arrival certificates. These certificates not only provide an accurate status of the atmosphere, but they also give a storage history.

The process explained

  1. Fill the FIBC into Somsix liners closed by the MA 125 cap
  2. Create the Modified Atmosphere
  3. Seal the bag with Somsix orange sensor Cap
  4. Scan the bag ID barcode (or enter the bag ID number manually into the portal)
  5. Link to the sensor on the bag at a click of a button
  6. Instantly get the first Bag ID data readout on Oxygen, Temperature & Humidity
  7. Measurements are sent to your dashboard every 6 hours

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Getting started with non-invasive monitoring

We created the sensors to make them easy to use by anyone. They can be swiftly installed into your production process, thanks to our dedicated activation services. It helps your team hit the ground running, both the operational team and packaging line. That way you experience the least amount of downtime possible and reap the most benefits.

After having the sensors installed, you will be able to use them fully instantly. Operators won't need lengthy training, and the Somsix team is always available to show you how to use the equipment in the best way possible.

Want to know more about the benefits and practical solutions we offer? Check out all the information on the Somsix website.

Want to work towards sustainable supply chain management?

At Masterpack, we are continuously working towards better ways to pack and protect products. We proudly present our newest solution: Modified Atmosphere for FIBC’s. Download our latest whitepapers:

Testing and improving your packaging (1,6MB)
Modified Atmosphere in FIBC's (6,4MB)
Pest prevention and control in bulk packaging (2,8MB)
The Modified Atmosphere Packaging Process Whitepaper

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