Some shipping systems have a strong cooling performance in a very narrow temperature range. Others might perform less within this specific temperature range, yet better in others. However, different applications and shipping lanes require different performances of the packaging. Thus, the best choice of packaging solution will depend on its use case and shipping lane.
The SmartCAE Performance Curve analyzes the lifetime and performance of one or more packaging solutions. It calculates their characteristic "thermal fingerprint": their behavior under different constant ambient temperature conditions. This allows for a quick and quantitative, direct comparison of your packaging options. Check out the sensor temperatures within the box and see, if your product will survive in set ambient temperature range of a shipping lane.
Determine the thermal fingerprint of your shipper systems.
Characterize shipper system performance for constant ambient temperatures.
Include the effect of solar irradiation on your shipper system performance.
What options do you have for a shipping system? How large is the packaging and what does it contain? How thick is the insulation material?
Choose a digital shipper from our library, or create your own digital twin by using the SmartCAE Thermal Packaging.
What will happen, if the shipping system faces a constant 30°C ambient temperature? How long will your product be safe? And what about 20°C, how much more lifetime will you have? Will it even be more?
Define, for which constant ambient temperatures you want to determine the lifetime. Select as many temperatures, as you wish.
Run the calculations and obtain the characteristic thermal footprint of your selected packaging solutions. Compare product lifetimes at different temperatures. Determine, if the packaging solutions will pass or fail for a given ambient temperature range of a shipping lane. Adjust the product's temperature limits and see, how the thermal fingerprint changes.
The SmartCAE Performance Curve can be used as a standalone or add-on module. If it is used as an add-on, the basic module Thermal Packaging is required. Check it out below: