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Meat Temperature Monitoring with Leap Sensors


Subs, hoagies, grinders, heroes. Whatever you call them, what could be more ideal for a summer picnic? Everyone enjoys delicious cold cuts piled high on a bread roll. And we can take for granted that it will be safe to eat, thanks to regulations regarding proper cooking and cooling of meat and poultry during processing.

USDA regulations for commercial cooking of ready-to-eat (RTE) meat and poultry products require monitoring and recording of the internal […]

What is OEE, Why You Should Care About It, and How Leap Sensors Can Improve It


We’ve talked a lot about how the Leap Sensors product line was designed with user-friendliness, improved maintenance, and a high level of modularity in mind. What we haven’t talked as much about is Leap Sensors’ potential to improve productivity by tracking Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).

OEE is one of the most effective ways to measure manufacturing productivity. OEE is an important metric because it provides manufacturers with a comprehensive view of how well their equipment […]

The Secret to Innovation, from Destination Imagination to the Real World


It is that time of year again: Destination Imagination Season. The Colorado state tournament took place this past Saturday, April 1st, as always, I enjoyed experiencing the unique energy of DI once again.  Last year I explained all about what DI is, and why the program produces the innovators of the future that I’m always looking to hire.

There is another element to Destination Imagination competition that […]

Leap Sensors: Life Tested to the Extreme

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What does a typical day at work look like for you? Have you ever seen things like someone wandering the halls of your offices looking like an invader from outer space, a la Marty McFly in Back to the Future? Probably not, but at Phase IV, it’s just another day at the office. In our thirty years of wireless sensor design, we’ve done some challenging custom engineering projects – and some of […]

Top 10 Things Leap Sensors Do That No One Else Does

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When we designed the Leap Sensor wireless sensor system, we based it on our 30 years of experience working with Fortune 500 clients on their most challenging wireless sensor projects. We’ve learned a thing or two about what industrial and commercial users really need, and because of that, the Leap Sensors system has features no one else does. Drum roll, please, because here’s a countdown of the Top Ten: […]

5 Wireless Sensor Myths – Busted!

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Watch out for the gargoyles!

As Spooky Season is upon us, it’s the perfect time to face your fears. Go to a haunted house, watch a horror movie, or–scariest of all–try out a wireless sensor system! There are plenty of urban legends surrounding wireless sensors that have turned them into a scary myth. Let’s bust those myths, because wireless sensors are a lot less “trick” and way more “treat” than you may think.

The Story Behind Leap Sensors

Phase IV Company|

Thomas Edison said, “Success is 1 percent inspiration – and 99 percent perspiration.” (more or less…). We have to say we agree. In this video, CEO Scott Dalgleish talks about how he saw the need for an easy-to-install, easy-to-configure, cost-effective industrial wireless sensor system. Learn how our small – but top-notch – team of engineers developed the Leap Sensors® system with industrial users in mind.

The process from getting from the idea to the finished product took several years and […]

Reduce Downtime & Improve Operational Efficiency with Automated Production & Downtime Tracking Sensors

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By Scott Dalgleish, CEO of Phase IV Engineering

Bilocation: the state of being or ability to be in two places at the same time. (Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary)

Don’t you sometimes wonder, when you’re sitting in a meeting, about what you might be missing outside the meeting? I think this is especially true for managers in manufacturing, as there’s so much happening on the production floor. When I started my career as a shift manager at a major coffee processing plant, I once […]

Muscle Cars and Industrial Maintenance

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By Scott Dalgleish, CEO of Phase IV Engineering

At my 20th high school reunion, I received the award for “Still Driving the Same Car I Had in High School.” This may sound ridiculous, but in my case this is something to be proud of. After all it’s a classic muscle car, a 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 convertible. I bought it when it was considered “just an old car” with money I saved from my summer lawn mowing […]

Phase IV’s Wireless Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring Featured in Civil & Structural Engineer Magazine


Thanks to Civil & Structural Engineer for featuring us in their latest issue. Our CEO, Scott Dalgleish, talks about how we relish the challenge of solving difficult sensing problems, especially when it is for something as critical as Structural Health Monitoring (SHM). Read the full article.

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