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AGROSTA®FruitLab

Motorized device including a penetrometer /

texture analyzer, measuring firmness, size,

color and weight of all fruits and vegetables

It is the most advanced instrument on the market to measure simultaneously the firmness,

size, color and weight of apples, pears, apricots, papaya, avocado, papaya, potatoes,

carrots, cucumbers, onions, radish, mushrooms, orange, lemon, pomelo, kiwis... and quite

any kind of fruits and vegetables

AGROSTA®FruitLab is a complete high tech system to evaluate maturity and physical characteristics of all fruits and

vegetables

Equiped with 1 microprocessor, a spectrophotometer, a lab scale and a stepper motor, it works connected to a PC thanks to a powerful software compatible with : Windows XP, 7, 8 and 10 It measures the firmness by penetrometry or deflection pressure on full fruit (With flat tip for soft fruits) in Grams, Lb or Newtons - The size in mm - The color is provided by a Spectrophotometer that gives the intensity of light for 6 wavelengths along the visible range- The weight in grams or Lb is recorded automatically when you place a fruit on the tray (No button to press, the weight stabilization is detected) A spring pushes on the fruit / vegetable in order to remove the tip when sensor is going up - So you don’t need to keep the sample in hand You can use Agrosta FruitLab via 2 different ways : - Equipped with a tip for penetrometry, it will give you very accurate results on very big batches of fruits or vegetables (0 % return under warranty till now, very robust machine) - Equipped with a flat tip, it will measure the fruit deflection under pressure (Reproducing the effect of consumer pressing the fruit with fingers), which is useful for citrus or soft fruits and vegetables - The machine will record the maximum pressure Parameters like stroke after contact or penetration speed are adjustable The software provides statistics, and you can export data to Excel It is provided with 2 standard tips : 8 and 11, or any tip corresponding to your specific requirements (8 and 11 for apples, pears - 5 For carrots, potatoes…) Specific tips have been designed for Citrus (Orange, Lemon, Pomelo..) Different tables are proposed according to specific requests as well : - Base table for Apple, pear, apricot.. - Base table for carrot and radish - Base table for mushrooms - Base table for citrus - Beaker More than 100 tips types available, according to the size and type of fruits or vegetables you want to test
From PepsiCo USA : This is a fantastic machine that will be put to good use within the next couple weeks. From Jacobs, The Netherlands : After some tests we managed to find correlations between our standard equipment and Agrosta device - Based on this I would like to order 5 additional machines Juice Extractor to determine fruit juiciness
Optional Juice Extractor + Software to determine juiciness (works combined with lab scale)
From Scaap Kiwifruit, France : We are currently using the FruitLab and the results are encouraging. The extension lead was useful. Easy adjusting of the Home position..

New in June 2018 : The RGB

Colorimeter that is placed on

machine table is replaced by a

Spectrophotometer which is

more intuitive, and provides light

intensity along the visible range

(6 values)

From Fresh Forward, Nederland : The spectrofotometer, I really like the output Fruit Laboratory by agrosta Combined firmness tester, colorimeter and scale for fruits Apple penetrometer Computer driven penetrometer for fruits

4200 € Fedex/DHL Freight

incl worldwide

© Made by Agrosta 2018 lak@agrosta.org

AGROSTA®FruitLab

Motorized device including a

penetrometer / texture analyzer,

measuring firmness, size, color and

weight of all fruits and vegetables

It is the most advanced instrument on the

market to measure simultaneously the

firmness, size, color and weight of apples,

pears, apricots, papaya, avocado, papaya,

potatoes, carrots, cucumbers, onions,

radish, mushrooms, orange, lemon, pomelo,

kiwis... and quite any kind of fruits and

vegetables

AGROSTA®FruitLab is a complete high tech system to

evaluate maturity and physical characteristics of all fruits

and vegetables

Equiped with 1 microprocessor, a spectrophotometer, a lab scale and a stepper motor, it works connected to a PC thanks to a powerful software compatible with : Windows XP, 7, 8 and 10 It measures the firmness by penetrometry or deflection pressure on full fruit (With flat tip for soft fruits) in Grams, Lb or Newtons - The size in mm - The color is provided by a Spectrophotometer that gives the intensity of light for 6 wavelengths along the visible range- The weight in grams or Lb is recorded automatically when you place a fruit on the tray (No button to press, the weight stabilization is detected) A spring pushes on the fruit / vegetable in order to remove the tip when sensor is going up - So you don’t need to keep the sample in hand You can use Agrosta FruitLab via 2 different ways : - Equipped with a tip for penetrometry, it will give you very accurate results on very big batches of fruits or vegetables (0 % return under warranty till now, very robust machine) - Equipped with a flat tip, it will measure the fruit deflection under pressure (Reproducing the effect of consumer pressing the fruit with fingers), which is useful for citrus or soft fruits and vegetables - The machine will record the maximum pressure Parameters like stroke after contact or penetration speed are adjustable The software provides statistics, and you can export data to Excel It is provided with 2 standard tips : 8 and 11, or any tip corresponding to your specific requirements (8 and 11 for apples, pears - 5 For carrots, potatoes…) Specific tips have been designed for Citrus (Orange, Lemon, Pomelo..) Different tables are proposed according to specific requests as well : - Base table for Apple, pear, apricot.. - Base table for carrot and radish - Base table for mushrooms - Base table for citrus - Beaker More than 100 tips types available, according to the size and type of fruits or vegetables you want to test
Optional Juice Extractor + Software to determine juiciness (combined with scale)

New in June 2018 : The RGB

Colorimeter that is placed on

machine table is replaced by a

Spectrophotometer which is more

intuitive, and provides light

intensity along the visible range

(6 values)

From Fresh Forward, Nederland : The spectrofotometer, I really like the output Combined firmness tester, colorimeter and scale for fruits Apple penetrometer Computer driven penetrometer for fruits From PepsiCo USA : This is a fantastic machine that will be put to good use within the next couple weeks. From Jacobs, The Netherlands : After some tests we managed to find correlations between our standard equipment and Agrosta device - Based on this I would like to order 5 additional machines From Scaap Kiwifruit, France : We are currently using the FruitLab and the results are encouraging. The extension lead was useful. Easy adjusting of the Home position..

4200 € Fedex/DHL Freight

incl worldwide