Why TRAXX

Sudden freezer failures are a fact of life in the Life Sciences world, but they don’t need to be. Traditional monitoring systems based on temperature set point alarms are not predictive in nature, nor do they tell you that the problem started months ago when repairs are most affordable—they report after the problem has already occurred.

TRAXXEKG goes beyond and monitors the temperature, energy consumption, and door activity of each freezer—elevating your position from “fail and fix” to “predict and prevent.”

TRAXX analytics are constantly surveying the data coming out of your freezers and looking for changes from minute-to-minute, day-to-day, and month-to-month, providing actionable intelligence through analytics and predicting failures before they happen.

PiPer
PiPer

Wall-powered mote, Raspberry PI running TRAXX firmware with power supply

Battery: No

PiPer XS
PiPer XS

Same as PiPer with serial port and onboard ambient and RH sensors

Battery: 4 hours

Blackbird X
Blackbird X

Battery-powered mote with advanced AP management

Battery: 1 year+

BENEFITS OF USING TRAXX
  • Research Teams – Prevent sample loss and avoid late night alarms
  • Operations – Provide a window for large fleet management and research allocation, and integrates with common building management systems
  • Quality Control – Help avoid time consuming documentation by avoiding failures
  • Finance - Average ROI is less than 3 years
 
  • Procurement – Flexible buying models can help manage CapEx against OpEx
  • Sustainability Teams – Provides real time data on energy usage and useful tools for modeling energy
  • Leadership – Streamlined operations and visibility into cost and management of equipment

Save energy, reduce maintenance costs, and extend the useful life of your Ultra-Low Temperature freezers, laboratory freezers and refrigerators, LN2 storage, incubators, cold rooms, and other lab equipment.

TRAXX ANALYTICS

Multiple screens provide actionable data where you can:

  • Easily view unit summaries
  • See energy usage and warning flags in an easily sortable way
  • Identify problems faster, before they result in failure

Our financial planning tool helps identify opportunities for energy savings by replacing older units with new energy efficient models.

On average, 30% of cold storage units are not operating efficiently. In most cases (73% in one customer study), the problems can be addressed without expensive compressor repairs. If those problems are ignored, units will have a shortened life and consume significantly more energy.

MONITOR

A battery-operated wireless transmitter called the TRAXX Mote™ is attached to each freezer. The TRAXX mote gathers temperature and energy data constantly and delivers it to KLATU’s cloud-based monitoring system via your existing Wi-Fi network.

TRAXX Labs Asset List

Easy-to-use web interface provides relevant data wherever you are. Filter, sort, or drill down to discover more details. Check the health of your assets from your smart phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop.

ANALYZE

TRAXX analyzes the sensor data for alarms and detects changes in health, performance, and energy consumption over time. Detected changes may indicate the emergence of a maintenance or repair issue— an issue that will likely result in expensive repairs, higher energy costs, or failure if not corrected. Studies have shown that 10% of freezers are about to fail, even in facilities with monitoring and active preventative maintenance.

Mission Critical Alarming

Drill down to just the most important details for each alarm. Be notified via email or text message.

Reliability: Good, Bad and Ugly

TRAXX analyzes data from all freezers 24/7/365. Here are 4 different -80 ULT Freezers. TRAXX is able to indentify bad and ugly freezers from the first day of installation.

OPTIMIZE

Once TRAXX has alerted you of at-risk assets, you can proactively address the issue. It allows you to move from a maintenance approach of “Fail-and-Fix” to one of “Predict-and-Prevent.” See the benefits of your actions in fewer failing freezers, lower overall repair costs, lower energy bills, increased lifetime of freezers and a reduced risk of specimen loss.

ROI on Repairs

Easy to use web interface provides relevant data at your disposal. Filter, sort or drill down to discover more details. Check in from your smart phone, tablet, laptop or desktop.

Reliability: Good, Bad and Ugly

Study Groups are a tool for monitoring and measuring the effectiveness of repairs on your freezers. Our Study Group Reporting Tool facilitates before and after comparisons which allow you to measure the energy and cost savings resulting from a repair.