As a European source of quality improvement instrumentation for fresh produce, Fresh Produce Instruments will showcase quality control instruments at Fruit Logistica. A variety of instrumentation for measuring Brix, fruit firmness, fruit size, produce quality, and temperature will be available for show attendees to view.
Right: Infrared thermometer; Left: Digital refractometer.
Handheld digital and analog refractometers are available through the company as affordable and reliable ways to measure sugar levels (Brix%). Digital versions feature a wide measurement range, readings in as little as 3 seconds, storage for up to 20 readings, and Automatic Temperature Compensation (ATC). Easily determine the maturity and quality of your fruits and vegetables with quick Brix measurements from these refractometers.
For growers and produce quality managers that are in search of a more comprehensive device, Fresh Produce Instruments carries a line of produce quality meters which utilize near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy to estimate quality metrics such as dry matter, Total Soluble Solids (TSS or brix), titratable acidity, and color. Working like a high-powered flashlight, these produce quality meters send particles of light into a commodity, then measures the NIR light interactance with molecular components inside of the commodity to quantify user-selected traits. These instruments help harvesters of fresh produce accurately predict crop harvest dates, reduce waste and crop spoilage, and eliminate guesswork from produce quality analysis.
Produce professionals can accurately detect size and temperature with Fresh Produce Instruments’ diverse selection of fruit sizers and digital thermometers. The company offers digital infrared and k-type probe thermometer with durability compatible with everyday use in the field or lab. Multiple thermocouples include extensive warranties, dust and splash proof cases, and data hold and auto-off functions for added convenience.
Fresh Produce Instruments can be found at Fruit Logistica in Hall 1.2 / D-12.