1. fruit penetrometer
2. fruit pressure meter
3. fruit maturity meter
fruit penetrometer, fruit pressure meter, fruit maturity meter
The firmness of fruit pulp is very important for fruit traders. The harvest date of fruit is fixed by help of the measurement of the fruit pulp, regarding the shipment date to different customers' countries, or duration of storage. This test is very reliable and performs easily and non-destructively.
The technician should do two measurements at the opposite sides of each fruit, e.g., at the sun-side and the shadow-side. The point of measurement should be plain and without any fault on the peel. With this instrument, the user can see the yielding of the fruit under a certain and constant press power as well as a defined measuring distance. The indicated measured value is a quotient. For this reason it is absolutely important that the user always note the anvil employed for the firmness test. The anvil does not penetrate the peel of the fruit.
The Suitable Tester for all Kinds of Fruit
An easy change of tracer means an immediate test of different fruit types such as peaches, apricots, plums, cherries, tomatoes, strawberries, apples, and avocados.
The mechanical Firmness Tester is equipped with a trailing pointer. It serves for the determination of the highest measured value during the firmness test.