Danfoss is partnering with retail technology company Lizard Monitoring to aid North American retailers with their Zero Food Waste (ZFW) goals. Lizard complements Danfoss’ Alsense monitoring suite to ensure continuous temperature monitoring, providing store managers and food safety executives with detailed data on refrigeration performance and environmental compliance.
To minimize food waste, it is essential to monitor refrigeration systems and individual products to detect and address potential problems before they occur. 

"Lizard supplies robust wireless sensor networks to collect data from retail environments and send it to the cloud where it is mined for trends that lead to food waste before they happen," explained Terry Cates, co-founder of Lizard Monitoring. 

To accomplish this, Lizard goes beyond traditional control system data collection and is focused on monitoring the product, not just the refrigeration equipment. This data is sent real-time to the cloud and an array of neural networks analyze the data to detect emerging problems as well as long-term trends.   

As a result, customers receive early warnings and fewer alarms combined with a detailed record of each event and what was done by in store teams in response. 

"Our customers are looking for sustainable solutions and more automation to reduce product loss and labor and energy costs,” said Peter Dee, sales director of food retail for Danfoss North America. “The Lizard solution is highly complementary to the Danfoss Alsense platform and together gives a 360-degree view of your store's refrigeration performance."

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Danfoss engineers solutions that increase machine productivity, reduce emissions, lower energy consumption, and enable electrification. Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, power conversion, motor control, industrial machinery, automotive, marine, and off- and on-highway equipment. We also provide solutions for renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, as well as district-energy infrastructure for cities. Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933. Danfoss is family-owned, employing more than 40,000 people, serving customers in more than 100 countries through a global footprint of 95 factories.