OMEGA USB Data Loggers vs Eupry
We have put together this comparison with OMEGA USB Data Loggers to help you decide what type of loggers will be the best fit for your organisation whether you work in a laboratory, pharmacy, transport company or within the food sector.
OMEGA is based in the US and is specialised in sensors for a wide variety of uses, such as temperature, pressure, force, pH levels, humidity, air quality, voltage etc.
This article focus on a number of key aspects such as setup, calibration, measuring range, support, alarm functions and data transfer. These are all important aspects to be aware of before making a decision.
- Eupry provides free annual calibration.
- Eupry’s WiFi temperature data logger sends alarms via SMS and email when temperature limits are exceeded.
- With Eupry’s subscription plan customers get ongoing support and service.
- Eupry’s wireless data logger automatically sends data to the cloud.
- With Eupry, a single click can change the settings on all your data loggers at once.
- If you have a small setup and it is not important that temperatures are sometimes exceeded, you should go for a OMEGA USB Data Logger.
- If you have other needs than temperature logging, you should go for a OMEGA USB Data Logger.
Calibration of equipment is vitally important whenever measurements are involved. It will enable you and your businesses to have confidence in the results that the equipment records. Typically, data loggers must be calibrated annually to ensure that they measure correctly.
The majority of data loggers on the market do not include a calibration service. This means that customers each year have to use their supplier or a third party to ensure that their devices are calibrated.
In cases where users forget or simply miss the annual calibration deadline, there is a risk of reduction in accuracy and reliability. In some cases there is a risk of crucial deviations from the quality system. For companies working within food or pharmaceutical industries this could potentially lead to non-compliances with GDP (Good Distribution Practices). Read more about the importance of calibration here.
A standard calibration of a USB datalogger will typically cost 70-90€ per unit. This is an annual spend that many often forget to take into account when the costs of different solutions are compared. The calibration takes 4-8 days, during which users have to have backup solution at hand.
Eupry offers a subscription plan that offers service and support on top of the WiFI Temperature Data Loggers. Once a year, Eupry replace data loggers with new, calibrated loggers. This annual service is included in the standard and premium subscription. In the standard subscription it is limited to three dataloggers per year though.
Furthermore, Eupry’s data loggers are calibrated in Eupry’s laboratory using systematic and validated procedures. The laboratory is accredited according to ISO / IEC 17025 standard, recognised by almost all european countries. In other words: Eupry guarantees highly accurate calibrations, ensured by regular inspections performed by the approved accreditation body, DANAK. Read more about how Eupry calibrate here.
Critical temperature fluctuations can occur in cooling equipment, which put the contents at risk of being destroyed. Some form of alarm is therefore often included in data loggers.
Typically, OMEGA USB Data Loggers have a tiny speaker and a lamp, that indicates that the temperature is outside the allowed limits. That won’t help though if the logger lies in a refrigerator, a freezer, an incubator or a distant store room. It won’t help either if the alarm goes off outside working hours.
With Eupry’s solution, an alarm is sent via SMS and email ensuring that users are notified instantly when limits are exceeded. This enables users to react in real time instead of discovering too late that the goods have been ruined.
OMEGA USB Data Loggers come with a manual to assist with setting up the system. With Eupry, there is a dedicated online support centre as well as fully trained staff available. If allowed by the user, Eupry’s staff can access your system and assist with setting up and configuring the data loggers.
Both systems guarantees a +/- 0.5°C accuracy and will often be even more accurate. The standard measuring ranges of OMEGA USB Data Loggers are typically between -30°C to +70°C.
The standard operating range of Eupry’s WiFi data loggers is -50℃ to +50℃. With probes installed it is -90°C to +150°C. This will enable you to accurately handle everything from ultra-low temperature freezers to high temperature incubators.
The memory of OMEGA USB Data Loggers needs to be emptied approximately every two weeks. Otherwise data will not be recorded and consequently lost. Eupry’s wireless data logger automatically sends all data tot the cloud. This means you don’t need to worry about losing any data. Furthermore you don’t have to spend time on emptying the memory every few weeks.
Eupry stores data in an ISO9001/ISO27001 certified environment for up to 5 years, where you are able to quickly access documentation if needed.
Manual Setup vs Automatic Settings
If you are using several dataloggers from OMEGA, you need to set aside plenty of time to perform custom configurations every time data needs to be exported. With Eupry however, a single click can change the settings on all data loggers at once. This is possible because the settings are changed directly from Eupry’s web application.
The web application is separated into three levels: Users, locations and profiles. Permissions can be customised to ensure that users only see the data they need. An unlimited number of users can be added.
Both OMEGA USB Data Loggers and Eupry’s WiFi data loggers are very good recording temperatures continuously.
As shown by the comparison Eupry offers considerably more features than USB loggers from OMEGA, such as annual calibration, automatic data transfer and alarms via SMS and email.
Additionally, Eupry combines compliance and temperature monitoring by enabling easy documentation (with integrated deviation reporting), and calibration. This combination is intended especially for large and small laboratories, pharmacies and pharmaceutical wholesalers.
For many other types of organisations, OMEGA USB Data Loggers can be the right choice.
We aim to be as objective as we can in this article to give a fair comparison between OMEGA USB Data Loggers and Eupry Premium.